A Nottingham-based estate agent is to walk across the Sahara desert for charity.Gordon Brown (pictured), a director of local estate agency Freckleton Brown and a franchisee of national mortgage broker Mortgage Talk, is striding out in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity from February 18 to 26 next year. He will be joined in his seven-day, 70 mile quest by his friend, 42 year old Trevor Parkinson, a former leukaemia sufferer. Brown has secured pledges totalling over £1,700 and is hopeful of smashing his provisional £2,000 target. The challenge has a personal note for the 44 year old as his mother died of cancer in 1997 and his father was recently diagnosed with the disease. Brown aims to walk 10 miles each day in the blistering heat and camp outdoors in freezing overnight temperatures. Donors can donate online at www.justgiving.com/gordonbrown or send cheques payable to Macmillan Cancer Relief to Gordon at Mortgage Talk, c/o Freckleton Brown, 87 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3AJ.
Compliance.co.uk, the largest independent compliance consultancy group in the UK, has extended its position with the purchase of Compliance Consultants. The acquisition makes the Compliance.co.uk group the most significant player in the UK compliance industry today with 12 full time consultants and three research staff. Simon Collins, managing director of Cheshire-based Compliance Consultants, will join […]
‘Allo, goodbye It seems Mark Bergin, former sales and marketing director at The Mortgage Business, has long been dreaming about his move to Deutsche Bank. As Mole’s pic from this year’s TMB calendar shows, Bergin was more than happy to dress up in German army uniform in the July photo shoot. Bergin, far left, is […]
The Mortgage Business, the specialist and packager focussed lender, today announces the appointment of Sue Dugdale to its Northern sales team as business development manager for Manchester, East Lancashire and North Cheshire.Dugdale joins TMB from the Halifax Intermediary Sales Centre based in Manchester and brings to the team a wealth of experience from working in […]
The government has postponed a Council Tax homes revaluation in England until 2007. David Miliband, minister of communities and local government, says: “We need a clear and complete picture of what we want local government to do before we tackle how it will be funded.”
By Roy Armitage, head of credit at LendInvest Last month saw three-quarters of the membership of the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) vote in favour of plans to create a super-trade body, which would see the CML merge with the likes of the British Bankers’ Association and Payments UK. There is little room for misty-eyed […]
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