View more on these topics appoints sales manager, has appointed Ron Hand as sales manager.

His role will include directing the in-house sales team as well managing the new outbound business development managers, joining the firm in January 2007.

They will be tasked with working with intermediaries around the country. The appointment comes at a time when has experienced a record year of new business and is looking forward to further growth in 2007.

Hand, with an MBA in business administration, started his career with HSBC and has over 15 years experience in sales management.

Hands says: “The company is growing fast and it is important that the sales function develops to cope with the increasing numbers of intermediaries who are realising that secured loans are an avenue for a growing number of customers.”

Andy Moody, managing director, says: “Ron brings great experience in running and motivating a sales team.

“ has had a record year and to sustain that growth we needed a person with Hand’s qualities to help us build on our success so far.

“We are due to move offices in order to further build our sales and administration functions and take on new staff. Hand’s appointment comes at the optimum time.“


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