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D&D Homecare appoints new senior manager

D&D Homecare, the general insurance arm of Swansure Group, has appointed John Prentice to its senior management team.

Prentice has joined from Hitachi Capital as D&Ds product development & operations manager.

Prentice will be working closely with D&Ds existing suppliers to strengthen these relationships and ensure the product offerings continue to represent the quality and value for money that D&Ds customers have come to expect.

Prentice says: I am excited at joining D&D with a role and a scope such as this.

“Having been in discussions with the company for a while, I have been impressed by it in terms of both its professionalism and its drive.

D&D has big plans for where it wants to go and I am pleased to be given the opportunity to help it achieve them.

Paul Thompson, managing director of D&D, says: I am pleased to have John on board at the beginning of what we expect to be a challenging year for D&D in terms of bringing new products and services into our portfolio.

I am confident that Johns experience will help us bring these onto the market quickly and effectively to help us in our growth and development plans.


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