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PHL expands sales team

Platform Home Loans is appointing Richard Beardshaw as Southern regional sales manager, packaged business, following over two years as North East business development manager.

PHL is also appointing Mark Hayman as Southern regional sales manager, corporate accounts, and Richard Daibell as North East business development manager. Hayman joins from Bristol & West where he was business development manager and Daibell previously worked for Scottish Life Mortgages.

PHL sales and marketing director Guy Batchelor says: “We are delighted to welcome these highly experienced individuals to our team. As PHL we have seen a continuous increase in the levels of new business since we were acquired by Britannia.”



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