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Ex-PosSol recruitment director joins Openwork

Former Positive Solutions national recruitment director Martin Brown is joining Openwork as executive director of business acquisition.

He will report directly to Openwork recruitment director Keith Atkinson when he joins the Zurich-owned firm this month.

Atkinson says: “We have been in discussions with Martin for several months and we are very pleased to welcome him to Openwork. Martin has an impressive recruitment pedigree and we look forward to working with him.”

Brown has been temporarily replaced by recruitment specialist Ian Clisby while PosSol seeks a permanent replacement.

Bloomsbury Financial Planning partner Jason Butler says: “We are going to see a lot more people moving from one network to another over the next few months as firms look to attract talent to bolster their workforces and bring advisers in.”

PosSol has seen a number of senior departures this year including head of operations Chris Hull and head of propositions Andrew Waldron.


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  1. This is a positive piece of news for 2Plan and Openwork. Martin is a very able recruiter and Positive Solutions will need to be very much on their guard in the Nationally and the South West.

    That said, from what I have seen Openwork are in a bit of turmoil – so not sure how attractive that proposition is.

    Time will tell I suppose.

  2. Martin Brown is a quality individual and a great guy. I am sure he will be extremely successful as he brings a wealth of experience and business acumen with him. He also talks a lot of sense. Positive Solution’s massive loss is Openwork’s dream aquisition. I wish him all the luck in the world, but he won’t need it.

  3. The blind leading the gullible?

    Why do people follow them like sheep?

    Every day I talk to advisers who have been in collapsing edifices and they go and do the same thing again again.

  4. Anyone going to Openwork right now must be mad with all the redundancies and rose coloured glasses rubbish spouted by Mary Anne and her pet Mark Duckworth!!!

    The whole companies head office workforce is looking to leave as the so called upper management lead it further into debt.

    No wonder staff morale is so low.

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