Accord makes clutch of hires in sales and underwriting

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Accord Mortgages has made a clutch of hires across its sales and underwriting teams.

The lender has added four to its team of field-based business development managers.

Accord has hired Andrew Calder as the new BDM for Scotland East, including Edinburgh.

Russell Maggs has been appointed BDM for the Thames Valley area, including Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Eloise Tovey will support brokers on the South Coast, whilst Mike Houston will cover the South East.

The lender has also created two new managerial roles.

Chris Hill will oversee the sales team in the south of the country as regional sales manager.

Alan Luther has also been appointed as a new corporate account manager.

He will be responsible for developing the lender’s new build proposition.

The lender has also hired two to join its telephone BDM team.

Gemma Nash will bolster Accord’s sales development support to brokers.

Accord has also appointed Jennifer Hadwin as an apprentice to its business development adviser team.

Accord has also hired an extra 45 underwriters this year.

Accord national intermediary sales manager David Robinson says: “As part of our ongoing commitment to grow our broker support service these new appointments mean we have a robust sales network servicing intermediaries from the top to bottom of the country, with a choice of channels – including face-to-face, telephone, or web chat – to best suit brokers’ business needs.

“We have also expanded our underwriting team to further develop the support we offer brokers, with common-sense lending decisions and direct access to the people making those decisions.”

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