Adrian Scott appointed head of Connells growing Mortgage Services business
18 August 2011
Leading estate agency and property services group Connells today announces the appointment of Adrian Scott as Group Mortgage Services Director.
Adrian’s appointment, which commences on 8 September 2011, is part of the ongoing expansion of Connells’ mortgage business and follows a recruitment drive which has seen the Group increase its employed mortgage consultants by almost 50 per cent so far.
Connells has continued to invest heavily in Mortgage Services throughout 2010 and into this year. Adrian, who joins the Group from his role as Head of Lending for Kent Reliance, brings a high level of experience and expertise to his new role at Connells and will be instrumental in positioning Connells for further growth.
“I am delighted to take up the role of Group Mortgage Services Director for Connells at such an exciting stage in the development of the business,” says Adrian. “The increasing number of mortgage consultants in Connells’ branches coupled with its strong lender partnerships and robust distribution model position it perfectly for significant future growth.”
Before joining Kent Reliance, Adrian fulfilled roles as Managing Director – Mortgages at Heritable Bank and Director of Mortgage Distribution for Bradford & Bingley.
“I would like to welcome Adrian to Connells, who joins us at a time when our mortgage services business is taking significant strides forward,” says David Livesey, Group Chief Executive for Connells. “Over the last year, we have continued to invest in Mortgage Services very successfully, as demonstrated by recent figures which showed a 38 per cent increase in mortgage business in June*. I am delighted to have Adrian on board as we extend our controlled mortgage distribution strategy further.”
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Notes to editors
* In June, Connells recorded a 38 per cent increase in mortgage sales compared to June 2010. All of this incremental mortgage volume is placed with a select panel of mortgage lenders who benefit from Connells’ superior quality mix of business.
About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of 470 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the most profitable UK estate agency network. 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 and Sharman Quinney. 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