Guy Garrard quits em-financial

Guy Garrard, director of business development at North West-based packager em-financial, has quit the company for personal reasons.

As em-financial has grown, Garrard – who lives with his wife and children in Camberley, Surrey – has had to spend more time at em-financials Chester offices – the heart of the packager’s operations.

Garrard, who resigned from his post yesterday, says: Ive thoroughly enjoyed my time at em-financial and am devastated to leave the company at this time, especially having spent three and a half years helping grow em-financial to what it has become.

He adds: I want to take the next couple weeks off. Im not working my notice period and technically will be employed until the end of July.

Garrard, 35, has a wealth of experience in the mortgage market having started his career at Hypo Bank when he was 19.

He later moved to Birmingham Midshires, working in its commercial residential investment unit in central London.

He then went to GMAC-RFC in a business development role charged with the responsibility of looking after packagers.

From there he moved to London-based packager The Mortgage Placement Company before taking his current post at em-financial.

Roger Morris, em-financial managing director, says: “Guy Garrard has made an outstanding contribution to the company and a major component in the success of em- helping the company become one of the top packagers in the UK.”

And Simon Mouncher, operations director, adds: “He will be sorely missed by all at em- although we do appreciate his reasons for leaving and we all wish the very best for him in the future.”