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|First Complete appoints two new regional sales directors and increases head office count|
|Tuesday, 15 December 2015|
First Complete has increased its team of regional sales directors appointing two new members of staff. This rounds off a year where First Complete has increased its head office staff by 10%.
The two new RSDs are Simon Pleasants who will look after brokers in the South West and Wales region and Chris Robertshaw who will cover London and the South East helping brokers to develop their businesses in particular their protection skills. Both are hugely experienced and their aim will be to further build on the significant growth the network has seen this year.
Simon Pleasants has worked in financial services for 19 years. Starting as a trainee financial adviser with Britannic Assurance, he then spent 15 years working in a variety of roles at L&G including setting up the BDM protection sales team within the intermediary division before moving into the role of account director responsible for managing a number of key strategic relationships including LSL.
Chris Robertshaw has been in financial services for 24 years, previously working at Aviva, Friends Life and Friends Provident. Devoted to putting the customer first and increasing adviser skills, Chris has trained and developed over 19,000 IFA's and brokers. Passionate and unique he makes protection and client interactions come alive with valued and tangible solutions to help brokers increase business.
Toni Smith, sales operations director for First Complete says, “We are undergoing significant growth at First Complete. Earlier this year the number of brokers that were a part of First Complete exceeded 1000 and this number still continues to grow with an extensive pipeline of brokers applying to join our network. To provide ARs with the support that they deserve and for which First Complete has become renowned, we have increased the amount of support staff across the business, most notably in compliance, in finance and now in the number of regional sales directors.
“These are really vital appointments as both Simon and Chris will spend significant amounts of time face-to-face with our brokers helping them to develop and meet the objectives they have set themselves. We also take their decisions to join our network as a huge compliment as they both worked with multiple distribution partners in their previous roles.
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