Kent Reliance – part of OneSavings Bank – has appointed Simon Cockerill as head of sales.
Simon will oversee all of Kent Reliance's sales activity, including its broker and network partnerships.
He will also help grow the footprint of the business development teams, national account managers and broker liaison teams.
Simon has joined from Virgin Money – where he was a regional sales manager – and has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector.
He has been working in the mortgage market since 2003 having also served at Nationwide and Mortgage Advice Bureau.
Simon said: “I'm thrilled to be joining the team at OneSavings Bank.
“Kent Reliance is such a respected name in the industry and I'm looking forward to playing my part in its growth.
“I know from my conversations over the years, that the whole business puts broker's front and centre of everything they do, which is exactly the mentality you want as a head of sales.”
Adrian Moloney, sales director at OneSavings Bank, added: “Simon has been working hand in hand with brokers and networks for almost 15 years now, and has an impressive track record of delivering excellence in all the markets he's worked with.
“We're all looking forward to welcoming him on board, and I'm sure his presence will be a great help as we push to achieve our growth ambitions.
“At Kent Reliance, brokers are our business, and our commitment to intermediaries is built into our DNA.
“With Simon we have someone who totally understands that, and will continue to offer brokers the best possible service for themselves and their clients.”
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