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Accord expands BDM team

Accord has appointed three new business development managers, who will all work in the South East.

Kathy Clark, who managed the YBS branch in King’s Road, Chelsea, will cover South London, while Sian Varone, who hails from an underwriting background, will look after the northern half of the city.

Meanwhile, Adam Parker, who has worked at YBS for 15 years, including a stint managing a branch in Bromley, will cover the Thames Valley area.

On the three new recruits, Accord director of intermediaries Jeremy Duncombe says: “Over the past 12 months, we have significantly increased the size of our sales team to ensure that we add as much value to our broker relationships as possible.

“In an ever-changing market, the BDM role is increasingly important. [The new BDMs] will allow us to speak to more brokers face-to-face, and tailor our solutions to their needs.”


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