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BBB chief Butcher quits firm for new challenge

Berkeley Berry Birch group finance director Craig Butcher is leaving the firm to pursue other business interests.

Butcher, who has been with the Coventry firm for threeanda-half years, will leave at the end of March 2004. BBB is looking for a replacement.

Butcher replaced John Owen as Berry Birch and Noble group finance director in March 2001 before taking the same role at Berkeley Berry Birch group which was formed after its £47.7m purchase of

Berkeley Independent network in December 2001.

BBB says Butcher has been discussing his future with the firm for some time and is looking for a new career challenge.

Executive chairman Clifford Lockyer says: “Craig has been

instrumental in helping to develop Berkeley Berry Birch as a truly national financial services distribution group. He is a talented young man and we will be sorry to see him leave.”

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