UKValuation appoints business development director

UKValuation, a provider of automated valuations and subsidiary of Countrywide Financial Corporation, has appointed Mike Allardyce as business development director.

Allardyce joins from his role as principal shareholder and director of mortgage broker Linear Financial Services.

Prior to that, he was at Mortgages Direct, where he was financial services director and his career also includes a board-level role at estate agency SpicerHaart and responsibility for field sales in the life and mortgages division of Winterthur.

Allardyce says: Im enthused to be joining the only truly independent AVM player in the UK market at such an exciting time for this market.

As the company that pioneered AVMs in the UK market, UKValuation is well-placed to take advantage of the expected growth in AVM usage over the coming months and years.

One of my first tasks is to recruit two high-end regional sales managers to ensure that our clients and prospective customers in all areas of the country are confident in the knowledge that we can deliver a truly class-leading AVM service.