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SimplyBiz hires two in member engagement drive

SimplyBiz Mortgages is hiring Hannah Keane as business development manager (South) and Brian Wills as head of corporate accounts.

Keane joins from The Source, where she was key account manager. Wills previously worked at PMS, where he was senior regional key account manager.

A SimplyBiz statement says both hires will raise the firm’s face-to-face contact with its members.

SimplyBiz Mortgages chief executive Martin Reynolds says: “We believe the time is right to grow our face-to-face presence with members. We have worked very hard over the past few years to increase the number of training events we hold for members, and we will host over 70 events again this year.”



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