Platform says morale is high among its staff despite the revelation last week that Guy Batchelor has resigned as sales and marketing director to join Lehman Brothers.Batchelor will join Lehman next January to take responsibility for franchise development in its European mortgage capital business, reporting to Chris Rupp, chief administrative officer of the business in Europe. In his new role Batchelor will work alongside the company’s senior management team to develop strategies to drive growth across Europe. The move has led some to question where this leaves Platform – an ac-knowledgement of Batchelor’s prom-inent role at the lender. But Paul Hunt, head of marketing at Platform, dismisses concerns that Batchelor’s departure will affect the confidence of staff. He says: “Morale is high. We are ambitious and have seen tremendous growth. I’m sure this will continue.” Batchelor will retain his role as chairman of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association although he will no longer be its spokesman. John Heron, deputy chairman of IMLA and managing director of Para-gon Mortgages, will take over as IMLA spokesman. Heron says: “It’s routine for a number of executives to speak on behalf of IMLA so this is not an issue.”
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Peter Saint-Ruth has been appointed senior manager for the intermediary channel and product development at Nationwide. He was previously national account manager within intermediary markets at Nationwide.Tim Hughes, head of intermediary markets, says: “I am delighted to welcome Saint-Ruth to the role of senior manager within intermediary markets. “Our focus going forward is to ensure […]
Cardif Pinnacle has appointed Andy Swain as chief commercial officer with additional responsibility as executive director for the group’s sales and marketing function. His new role encompasses the insurer’s creditor, warranty and cirect product offerings to the UK market.Swain says: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to this challenging role. I’m looking forward to […]
Corporate health cash plan provider Health Shield has been nominated for an award at the inaugural Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013.
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