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Mortgage Next expands business development management team

Mortgage Next Network has made several appointments to its team of business development managers.

Julie Wilson, who joined the firm in April 2003 as regional sales manager for the South-East, has been made senior business development manager. Wilson has more than 16 years mortgage industry experience gained with NatWest, Western Trust, Alliance & Leicester and Mortgage Express. During the past two years she has been involved in many aspects of the Mortgage Next Network, as well as the companys proposition for directly authorised brokers.

Rob Lenane joins Mortgage Next business development manager from Alexander Hall where he was an associate director. He has over nine years mortgage industry experience gained as an IFA and mortgage broker, and previously worked in the retail banking and house building sectors.

Stuart Ritchie, previously of Playfair Direct Finance, an appointed representative of Mortgage Next, has joined the firm as business development manager. He has held senior management positions with First National Motor Finance and

Gemma Harle, managing director of Mortgage Next Network, says: Im delighted Julie, Rob and Stuart are joining the team at Mortgage Next Network. They bring with them considerable mortgage experience and will be able to make an immediate impact. It is important that our ARs have support where they need it most in their offices and I have no doubt our team of business development managers will be warmly welcomed.


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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.


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