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Didcock head of Skipton Intermediaries North

Jackie Didcock has been appointed Skipton’s new regional intermediary sales manager for the North of England.

Jackie will now be responsible for the society’s 10 intermediary
sales managers covering Aberdeen to Nottingham.

Jackie has been with Skipton Building Society for eight years and has been an intermediary sales manager covering South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire since June 2002.

Prior to this, she was area manager at Skipton’s Lincoln branch from 1997 until 2002. Jackie currently lives in Willingham-by-Stow, near Gainsborough, with her husband Ray. They have two grown up children.


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