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Dale Knight joins Mortgage Next

Mortgage Next Network has appointed Dale Knight as director of recruitment.

Knight will head up Mortgage Next’s AR recruitment drive and will report to Gemma Harle, managing director of Mortgage Next.

Previously Knight was sales director for the South at Prestbury Financial. Prior to that he headed up the Professional Mortgage Network, and was also a director of mortgages at Berkeley Berry Birch.

Harle says: “This is a new role within the company and I’m delighted that Dale will be joining us next week. He brings with him extensive experience of both the mortgage and network markets and is an ideal person to spearhead our AR recruitment drive.”

Knight says: “Mortgage Next has an excellent reputation and is in a strong position to grow its business during the year ahead. The company has also got a strong management team and I look forward working with Mortgage Next during the months ahead.”


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