James Chidgey to lead new-build team

James Chidgey, senior manager of corporate accounts at Nationwide, is moving jobs to lead the building society’s new-build proposition from July 1.

Chidgey has spent more than 20 years managing the development of Nationwide’s intermediary distribution. He will now move to the new-build sector and work with builders and specialist brokers.

Nigel Stockton, financial services director at Countrywide, welcomes the move of a dedicated new-build team similar to the one at Halifax.

He says: “Nationwide should not be discounted on new-build now that its policy for valuations of new-build has moved. It has always had good products and volumes are now really coming through.”