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Deirdre McManus appointed acting head of sales at B&W

Deirdre McManus has been appointed acting head of sales at Bristol & West Mortgages after Brian Everett quit the company to pursue career options believed to be outside the mortgage industry.

McManus is widely respected in the mortgage market and has a solid background, having worked for Bristol & West for the past 13 years. For the past five years McManus, known for her tough negotiating skills, has been regional sales manager for the central region which includes London &#45 possibly the toughest patch in the UK.

Although McManus&#39s appointment is as acting head of sales, insiders believe her to be firm favourite to take the post full-time, should she apply.

Dominic Toller, B&W Mortgages head of marketing, says: &#34Deirdre has a wealth of experience in the mortgage industry and has spent the past five years cracking the London market. I&#39m sure she will do well in this new role.&#34

In a letter to intermediaries, Stewart Wright, managing director of B&W Mortgages, says: &#34As we approach regulation, this change will not in any way disrupt relations between our businesses. Our sales and servicing teams will be working extra hard to ensure business continues unaffected.&#34

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