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County Group expands salesforce

Branded lender and packager County Group has expanded its salesforce with the appointment of two sales personnel.


Michael Muir has been appointed as mortgage sales manager for the newly-created sales territory of the Midlands and West Country. He moves to County from his role as mortgage manager at The Property Centre in Worcester. Michael will service his clients from his office in Worcester.


Christian Rolfe has been promoted to mortgage sales manager at County from sales support manager.


Rolfe will be responsible for a sales area covering Hampshire and the M4 corridor. Prior to joining County, over a year ago, he worked at Chelsea as a sales coordinator.


Rolfe will be based at County&#39s head office in Whiteley, near Fareham in Hampshire.


Tristan Pile, sales director at County Group, says: “Sales growth in the areas covered by these new mortgage sales managers has been dramatic over the past few months. With County being appointed to a number of mortgage panels including Seasame, Lifeboat, Inter-Alliance and with others in negotiation we felt that they needed dedicated sales personnel. We expect continued strong growth and further appointments going forward.”





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