Direct changes management structure

Direct Financial Services, the Mortgage Packager based in Hull has changed its senior management structure.

Company founders Malcolm Davidson and Alex Knaggs will assume the positions of joint managing directors.

They will continue to steer the overall direction of the group’s diverse interests, which as well as the mortgage packaging arm, also includes financial advice, estate agency and property investment concerns.

The day-to-day running of the packaging company will now be overseen by Paula Milner and Wayne Dewsbury, following their appointments to directorial positions.

Milner, who has been with the business for over five years, assumes the position of operations director.

The new role comes as just reward for her outstanding efforts in establishing Direct’s service proposition and will see her develop this further as her administration team continues to expand.

Dewsbury, who joined Direct just over two years ago, has many years’ industry experience and assumes the role of sales director.

He will be responsible for all aspects of Direct’s sales and marketing functions, including the management of the expanding team of BDMs.

Davidson says: “Both Milner and Dewsbury have been instrumental in helping our business develop in recent years, and we know they are highly respected by our clients.

“We are very keen to reward all our staff and offer them the extra responsibility and personal development opportunities that our expansion demands.

“These appointments, along with other internal promotions into supporting supervisory roles will, we believe, cement our position as one of the UK’s leading packaging companies.”