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Hamptons International poaches Charcol man

Hamptons International has poached Charcol associate director Ian Broadwick, writes Harriet Williams.

Broadwick will take a senior role after Hamptons relocates to City of London offices on September 1.

The London-based team will mastermind a countrywide expansion in 2003, establishing regional headquarters in Guildford, Manchester and the West Country in a bid to double turnover to £6m.

Broadwick is expected to leave Charcol within days after handing in his resignation last week.

Kevin Duffy, chief executive of Hamptons International, says there are more appointments to come next month from other leading London brokers.

Duffy says: “We are signing some heavyweight recruits. We are creating a centre of excellence for brokers.”


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IFA sues lender over failed application

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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