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Katie Tucker joins mortgageforce

Former John Charcol employee Katie Tucker has been appointed to the role of technical manager at mortgageforce.

Tucker was made redundant from John Charcol in June following six years at the firm.

Prior to her role at the brokerage she held positions at Savills Private Finance and Halifax.

Rob Clifford, CEO at mortgageforce, says: “We are delighted to have appointed Tucker, who is a reputed and accomplished technical manager. She also is someone whose marketing and media skills will be put to good use in the next exciting stage of our growth plans.

“I have no doubt that Tucker will add considerable value to our proposition especially on a technical product level with our franchised family of mortgage consultants, which now numbers nearly 200.”

Tucker says: “Mortgageforce’s unique structure and national presence makes it a business which is clearly defying market trends right now.

“Its achievements and exciting growth plans were part of a very compelling set of reasons to work with Clifford, mortgageforce’s chief operating officer Kevin Duffy and a very capable team. I can’t wait to get started.”


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