Charcol’s Lawton joins Which?

John Charcol mortgage director Mike Lawton has left to join Which? as managing director of its mortgage advice service.

Lawton started working at Which? this month after eight years at John Charcol.

John Charcol director of marketing and communications Drew Wotherspoon says the firm will not replace Lawton following the promotion of sales manager Dan Jolly to the new post of head of sales in January.

Wotherspoon says: “Mike has made significant contributions to our business over the years and we are sad to see him leave but we understand the opportunity to lead a relatively new business was one he could not turn down. We wish him the very best of luck in his new role.”

Which? aims to become one of the biggest mortgage advice firms in the UK. The service is funded through lender procuration fees. Which? funds the service through its reserves when no fee is paid.