Connect for Intermediaries, the specialist network, packager and referral partner, has appointed two new relationship managers, to support its ever-increasing network of Appointed Representatives, and the growing number of brokers utilising its packaging and referral services.
The new appointments reflect Connect’s continued strong performance as the market emerges from lockdown and its ambitions for future growth.
Darren Fletcher, who joined Connect for Intermediaries as lockdown was beginning, will cover London and the South-East. Darren is a highly-experienced relationship manager having worked in the financial industry for over 10 years and having managed a panel of 1700 firms in the past.
Emma Roberts, who has worked in Specialist Lending for 10 years as a key account manager both supporting and helping brokers. She joins Connect from Positive Lending and previously worked for both Fluent Monday and Santander. She brings a wealth of experience and will help to support Connect’s brokers in the North of England, to place those specialist cases they may find challenging.
Connect’s sales director Kevin Thomson says, “Over the past 12 months, we have achieved significant growth in the number of our Appointed Representatives, as well as the number of brokers coming to us for our referral and packaging services.
“We are putting plans in place to grow the Connect network further and significantly over the next few months. We are therefore strengthening our relationship management team to ensure we can continue to provide the high level of support all brokers have come to expect from us.
“Darren and Emma will be valuable additions to the team and will continue Connect’s focus on adding as much value as possible to the brokers we work with.”