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John Charcol appoints Somerset as COO

John Charcol has appointed Luke Somerset as chief operating officer, with immediate effect.

Somerset has joined the broker to lead the sales, operations and commercial teams based in Southampton and will work closely with the broker’s leadership team.

Somerset began his career at Lehman’s before moving on to head of administration at Contractor Financials. He has also been a board member of the Niche Finance Group.

He says: “John Charcol has real potential for significant growth so I am very much looking forward to making my contribution to its continued success. We have a

leading proposition, a great team and exciting plans which is a massive attraction to joining the business.”

John Charcol newly appointed chief executive Mark Fleet says: “Luke is a great signing for John Charcol and his appointment reflects our growth strategy and our status as the premier mortgage broker within the UK marketplace. His appointment also reinforces our commitment to actively invest in growing our business”.

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