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KGB adds to its broker base

KGB Packaging has announced outstanding success at Mortgage Business Expo with the addition of more than 250 broker firms to its existing registered broker base.

Managing director, Rachel Bancroft, says: “Every new KGB registered broker will be getting a visit from myself or co-director, Magnus Duke, and one of our BDMs over the coming weeks and can expect to benefit from the expertise and excellent service standards that we offer.”

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N4 boss prepares for a cool month in the Arctic

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