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MEX rejig as Dawson retires

Tim Dawson is retiring after a 16-year stint at Mortgage Express, prompting a management reshuffle at the lender.

Managing director Dawson is set to step down on March 31 but will not be replaced. Instead, the senior management team will report to parent company Bradford & Bingley lending director Chris Gillespie.

Dawson, who joined MEX in 1990 and oversaw the sale to B&B in 1997, is credited with developing strong relationships with intermediaries and building the brand.

Key Retirement Solutions business development director Dean Mirfin says: “It is quite a sad announcement for some people but MEX has people on board that share Tim’s ideals to drive the business. The fact that they restructuring in this way is a positive step as it will make the changeover smoother.”

Dawson, who became MD in 2001, says: “Over the last 16 years, I have worked with my management team to build Mortgage Express into the leader position it enjoys in the specialist lending market. Now is an appropriate time to step down and let someone else lead the company through its next stage of development.”

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