Conveyancing distributor Broker Conveyancing has appointed Phil Roberts as its area director for the Midlands region, reporting to sales director Keith Young.
Roberts will develop new and existing adviser relationships across the area. He has experience in the intermediary and advisory marketplace having joined from mortgage and protection network, Stonebridge Group, where he was national recruitment manager.
In addition, Broker Conveyancing has promoted Rachel Payne from account manager to team leader for sales at the Woking office. In March Alex Cox was hired as an account manager, joining from a local estate agent.
Mark Snape, managing director of Broker Conveyancing, said: “Since taking over as managing director of this business we’ve seen a very strong three-month period including an ongoing growth in registered adviser numbers which is translating into record activity levels.
“Part of our initial focus has been on the ways and means we could invest in this operation and how we could develop new and existing relationships.
“To do this, we recognised the need for a growing team – there has always been a direct correlation between hiring new people and increasing volume – and we are therefore very pleased to announce our first addition to the business, with Phil joining us as area director in the Midlands.
“Phil comes to us with a large amount of experience in adviser recruitment and I’m sure he will be utilising that experience and his relationships to help us develop our footprint across the region.
“This is an exciting time for the business – we have invested heavily in new IT equipment in order to heighten our service levels and future-proof our operation, plus we have promoted internally, added an account manager and we’ll be making further announcements around our service and product enhancements very shortly.”
Roberts has also held roles at Positive Lending and Specialist Financial Services Recruitment.
Cox is the first account manager the firm has taken on with an estate agency background and will offer office support for Broker Conveyancing’s growing estate agency base.
Back in March, Conveyancing Alliance Limited (CAL), which includes the Broker Conveyancing and Agency Convey brands, announced a new management team with Mark Snape taking over the managing director and Keith Young being promoted to sales director.
Snape said its highly likely that Broker Conveyancing will be looking for another office based account manager very soon.