Sarah Davidson

January 25, 2016

Sesame Bankhall Group has appointed Jeff Woods as business development director.

Woods joins from Vitality Life where he was national accounts director and brings with him 25 years of industry experience.

He started his career at RoyalSun Alliance and has held senior positions at Linear Mortgage Network, Pink Home Loans and PruProtect.

Woods will report into SBG sales director Mark Graves and will work closely with firms to help them develop and achieve their business objectives.

The group has also appointed two new business development managers and two regional sales managers to improve its face-to-face adviser development support.

SBG sales director Mark Graves said: “Working closely with our members, we have ambitious plans to enhance the service we provide to firms and this additional expertise and support reflects that.

“Jeff has extensive industry experience in both the mortgage and life protection markets, and he will be instrumental in ensuring our plans for growth are successful through developing strong partnerships with firms.

“We are very pleased that these talented individuals have chosen to join our team at an exciting time for our rejuvenated business.

“Bolstering our face-to-face support will complement our highly regarded mortgage desk and will put us in an even stronger position to make the advice process stronger and more efficient for advisers.”

Woods added: “With over a quarter of all intermediary mortgages written through SBG, the business is already a market leader and has an exciting future.

“I am looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues to help advisers deliver the best possible service to their customers.”

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