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Countrywide appoints managing director

Insurance network Countrywide has appointed Nick Haycock as its managing director.

Haycock, the former commercial director at Aon, will now focus on strengthening the firm’s overall position in the market place and its offering to its 700 plus members.

Plans include additional broker schemes, the launch of Countrywide clubs and a number of exclusive products and services only available to the network’s members.

Haycock says: “Brokers are key to the success of the business and I have a clear strategy for the future to ensure we retain and build on our current membership.

“Furthermore we will be increasing the number of Countrywide business consultants within the network, improving service standards for members and ensuring they receive all the support and help that they require.”


CII launches new back-office qualification

The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched a new certificate in life and pensions aimed at administrative, technical and support staff working in back-office functions at life and pensions providers.

Stroud & Swindon’s Will has prime motivation

New Stroud & Swindon sales and marketing director Linda Will plans to widen the scope of the society’s postponed intermediary subsidiary by offering prime mortgages as well as specialist products.


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