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Hodge is moving back to Berkeley

Berkeley Independent Advisers has poached Hazel Hodge back from Misys to be its new head of sales and marketing.

The appointment follows the defection of three senior regional managers from Towry Law to IFA Berry Birch & Noble last week.

Hodge went to Misys as from BIA five years ago and became head of product provider relationships. She will manage the BIA member recruitment team. Membership has grown from 430 to 570 in the past 10 months.

She is joined by Paul McGuirke who was with Misys for six years and becomes BIA senior membership consultant.

Former Towry Law senior regional managers Gary Morris, Martin Toone and Mark Richards will take up similar roles with Berry Birch & Noble.

Sedgwick senior northern director Michael Wall was appointed BBN chief executive officer earlier this year.

BIA and BBN parent Berkeley Berry Birch executive Stephen Ingledew says: “The new appointments at BBN signal the fact that we have big plans. Now that BBN is part of the enlarged Berkeley Berry Birch group it is in an ideal position to build upon its quality customer base.”

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