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Goldman & Co denies bid rumours

Goldman & Co, a Manchester based specialist brokerage, deny all rumours that they have received a bid for their business.

Michael Goldman, senior partner of Goldman & Co, says: “These rumours are totally unfounded and we will continue to serve our loyal clients for the forseeable future, taking care of their mortgage, insurance and protection needs.”

In fact we will be moving to new premises on Bury New Road, Whitefield which will allow us to continue with our expansion plans. Staffing levels have increased four fold in the last 12 months alone, having arranged over 40,000,000 of mortgage business in the same period.

Gary Lyness-Brown has been promoted to technical director.
Richard Heywood has joined the company as an independent financial adviser and Sandra Woolfson has joined the company as an administrator.


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