Two financial services experts with more than three decades of combined industry experience have joined Together as it expands its intermediary relationship team.
Phil Quinn started his new position as head of national accounts with the specialist lender this month as it continues to grow its share of the UK mortgage market.
He will be joined by experienced business development and commercial relationship manager Sally Precious Ward, who is the group’s new regional account manager for the Midlands and the South West.
Richard Tugwell, intermediary relationship director at Together, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Phil and Sally. It’s fantastic to have brought on board two such well-respected industry professionals to further enhance our proposition in the mortgage market.
“These two new appointments underline our deep commitment to intermediaries and our appetite to grow our presence even further.”
Manchester-born Phil, who lives in London, has ten years of experience in high street and specialist lending.
He worked as a business development manager at Scottish Widows Bank and a mortgage manager for Halifax before joining Pepper Money as a regional account manager. He was promoted to national account manager in 2018.
At Together, Phil will operate across the group’s personal and commercial finance divisions and have responsibility for building relationships with key members of some of the country’s leading networks and clubs.
Phil said: “I’ve always been very strong on relationship management, strategy and planning, particularly when it comes to sales and marketing, which will be at the core of my new job. I’m looking forward to using my skills to benefit an already-strong team as we increase the volume and share of business through networks and clubs.”
Sally brings 24 years of financial experience to Together and will work alongside a network of relationship managers across the country.
She previously held roles as business development manager at Mortgage Express, part of Bradford & Bingley (B&B) before the building society was nationalised following the 2008 credit crunch.
Sally later worked as a commercial relationship manager for UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) and in the same role for Computershare, whose loan book was acquired by UKAR.
The married mum-of-two lives in Wiltshire is a keen runner and has raised thousands of pounds for Sarcoma UK, a charity supporting people with bone cancer.
Sally said: “I will be working with some of our closest business partners to further strengthen our relationships. Joining Together is an exciting opportunity to work for a leading specialist lender to help it realise its growth ambitions.”