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Newcastle Building Society appoints senior managers

Newcastle Building Society has appointed Angus Macnaughton as corporate development manager and Tony Ibson as direct sales manager.

Both join from senior sales roles within the society and will now focus on developing new business through IFAs and other channels.

Chief executive Robert Hollinshead says: “These are very significant appointments for the Newcastle. We have to continue to develop our products and services which will in turn help our business partners achieve their objectives.”


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