New head for Connells Mortgage Services

29 November 2010

Leading property services group Connells is pleased to announce the appointment of Ross Bowen as Group Mortgage Services Director.

Ross takes up the role in addition to his current position as Managing Director for Connells Survey & Valuation Ltd and will be responsible for the next stage of development for Connells mortgage and insurance business.

Effective as of the 1 January 2011, this appointment will see Ross’ return to leading the Group’s mortgage business. “I am delighted to be taking back the Mortgage Services business at such an exciting time,” says Ross. “Connells has invested heavily in this area of the business in 2010, and this is set to continue with the recruitment of 100 new mortgage service consultants in our estate agency branch network over the coming months.”

At a time when there is uncertainty with the future structure and make up of the intermediary sector, this appointment reinforces Connells commitment to continue to play a major role in the market and maintain its unique closed-distribution business model. Ross added: “We have a fantastic management team supporting the mortgage business including John Williams, Karen Faulkner, Alison Walley and Simon Toone who will be instrumental to our planned growth in 2011.”

Group Chief Executive David Livesey commented on the appointment: “Ross has a great deal of experience and will be responsible for implementing a new stage of growth in Connells Mortgage Services” David added, “Our business is in great shape for the year ahead, not least due to a talented and lender-centric management team. I have every confidence that under Ross’ control we will see ongoing growth and greater productivity levels in our Mortgage Services business.”

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Further information

For further information and photography, please contact the press office on 01525 215419 or email Julia Brook, Group PR Manager: Julia.brook@connells.co.uk or Christine Webb, Group PR Executive: Christine.webb@connells.co.uk

Notes to editors

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of 464 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the second largest and most profitable UK estate agency network. Last year, the Group generated £54.2 million in pre-tax profits making it the most successful estate agency group in the UK. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for four of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last six years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit www.connells.co.uk
 




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