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Benjamin new Pink sales boss

The Pink Network has recruited Santander for Intermediaries national accounts manager Jane Benjamin to be its regional sales director.

Joining in early November, Benjamin will oversee the East Midlands region of Pink’s network of appointed representatives and directly authorised agents.

Benjamin has more than 13 years experience with Alliance & Leicester and Santander for Intermediaries where her last position was as national account manager, where she managed the relationship between Santander and Pink’s parent group LSL Property Services.

Pink network director Mark Graves says: “I’d like to welcome Jane onboard as part of our management team. Jane is already well known and well liked by many of our ARs and her appointment is more evidence of the investment we are putting into the development and training of advisers.”


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