Spicerhaart has appointed the former financial services director of rival estate agent Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward to its senior management team to grow the mortgage business.
John Phillips will take up the position of national operations director for financial services and lending partnerships.
Phillips spent 23 years at Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward where he grew the financial services division from three to 80 advisers.
He said: “I’ve admired the company from afar for many years and am looking forward to the challenge of making a highly successful company even more successful.”
Phillips will be also be responsible for increasing lender relationships for surveys and asset management.
Further unconfirmed changes have been made to Spicerhaart’s senior management team.
Samantha Partington is a freelance trade and consumer journalist writing about property and personal finance. Previously she worked worked for the Daily Mail and Property Week. She is the former deputy editor of Mortgage Solutions and editor of Specialist Lending Solutions.
Before becoming a journalist, Samantha worked as a mortgage broker and latterly for a mortgage, bridging and secured loan lender. Samantha is CeMAP qualified. Follow her on Twitter @SamJPartington1.