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Richard Coulson to take charge of Pink

First Complete business development director Richard Coulson has taken charge of sales and recruitment at Pink Network following Mark Graves’ departure.

He will still be in charge of the same areas for First Complete, while the individual brands remain unchanged and still have their own regional director teams.

Earlier this year Toni Smith’s role was widened to sales operations director across First Complete and Pink, looking after marketing and communications plus lender and provider propositions.

LSL director of mortgage services David Copland continues to be in charge of LSL’s mortgage club TMA.

LSL group financial services director Jon Round says: “Each of our businesses has its own competitive proposition, growth strategy and identity. Some support functions are delivered by a single team that looks after all our FS businesses, other functions are delivered by brand-specific teams that look after firms within either Pink, First Complete or TMA.

“Each business benefits from the overall strength, expertise and buying power of LSL’s vast financial services business. This approach enables each network to retain strong elements of individuality and identity, whilst benefiting from a co-ordinated, joined up management approach and the financial backing of a large plc owner.”

In June, former Pink director Mark Graves, who ran the network, handed in his resignation to explore other opportunities.



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  • Chris Hulme 17th August 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I think you’ll like Richard’s approach to protection – its built on passion and care not on an enforced sell, sell, sell.

  • The Cynical Broker 17th August 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Ones wonders if Mr Coulson will have the same ‘ferocious’ approach to to protection sales as the recently departed Mr Graves?

  • Chris Hulme 17th August 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Pink must be rubbing their hands together to have secured Mr Coulson!!! You cant get better than one of the best in this business in the best group company in the business. I may be biased but its easy to see why LSL is the place for quality brokers to be.