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30 NatWest staff join Dunbar franchise

Allied Dunbar franchisee Taylor Harkin Group has poached 30 financial advisers from NatWest Bank.

The group, set up by two ex-NatWest directors in April, joined Dunbar&#39s Franchisee Network last week.

Thirty-two of THG&#39s 40 staff come from NatWest, including all nine members of the management board.

Its two founders, Greg Harkin and Neil Taylor, were regional directors for regulated sales at NatWest and had both been with the firm for more than 20 years.

The new company has offices in Sheffield, York, London and through the North-east but hopes to expand across the UK by the end of the year.

Taylor says: “Franchising is the place to be. We want to grow our firm within a business to business environment that supports us properly through brand strength and IT support, ensuring we are kept up to date.”

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