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Preferred expands for record-breaking year

Preferred Mortgages has made four new appointments to support its growth strategy after a record-breaking year to date.

Peter Else joins Preferred in the position of servicing manager with responsibility for the collection and customer services divisions. Else joins the company after 22 years at Bank of Ireland Mortgages, where he was head of mortgage administration.

Sharon Ault has been appointed head of human resources. She joins Preferred after 27 years with the Lloyds TSB group.

Cate Curran is appointed product development manager, joining from Tiny Computer where she held the same position for nine years. As growth of Preferred Mortgages continues, product development will be at the forefront of the marketing strategy.

Mick Bradley is appointed regional sales manager for the London area to reflect the expansion of the regional networks. He joins from Chelsea Building Society.

The company has also expanded its Oakfield House head office to accommodate the expanding operations and customer services departments, allowing Preferred to provide a better service for brokers and customers.

Simon Biddle, marketing development manager of Preferred Mortgages, says: “There are increasing opportunities in the market place at the moment. As our company continues to expand we are looking to maximise these and in doing so comfortably achieve our forecasted growth.

“The addition of this new management talent demonstrates that we are strongly positioned to exploit these market prospects.”


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