Mortgage Next makes key appointments

Mortgage Next has made a number of key appointments and is recruiting additional staff as a result of its recent strategic review of business.

The network and mortgage distribution club with a packaging facility conducted a review of its business to ensure it delivers a high quality service to both appointed representatives via Mortgage Next Network and directly authorised brokers via Mortgage Next Limited.

Martin Maynard, managing director of Mortgage Next Limited, takes responsibility for delivering a range of services to directly authorised brokers. Gemma Harle has been appointed managing director of Mortgage Next Network and is responsible for providing regulatory support to the company’s AR’s.

Maynard is supported by marketing director Justine Tomlinson and sales director, Lisa Barber. Harle is supported by head of business development Andy Valvona and head of compliance, Claire Wilkinson. Both businesses will be recruiting additional sales and operational staff during the coming months.

Tony Machin, group managing director of parent company Freedom Finance, says: “Freedom Finance is fully committed to supporting the long-term development of Mortgage Next’s network and club propositions.

“We have the financial strength, management expertise and specialist resources within the Group to help accelerate the growth of both businesses and a key objective for the managing director’s will be to effectively utilise those resources to gain maximum competitive advantage for their respective companies.

“The restructuring being announced today and the additional recruitment, which will take place over the coming weeks, is tangible evidence of our desire to maintain Mortgage Next’s position as one of the UK’s leading providers of services both to appointed representatives and directly authorised brokers.”