Mortgage and insurance network Stonebridge has appointed a new business development manager (BDM) responsible for its member firms in the South West.
Nicole Emery will be a field-based BDM working closely with Stonebridge appointed representative (AR) firms and their advisers across a range of areas including client bank management, strategic planning, sales development, lead generation, business referral opportunities, and recruitment.
She will be reporting to Natalia Kennewell, Senior Business Development Manager.
Emery is CeMAP-qualified, and her career has included being a mortgage adviser and she, therefore, has first-hand experience of the business opportunities and challenges facing advisory firms.
She has also held roles in other sectors where she provided business support, consultancy, training, and mentoring to a network of advisers.
Rob Clifford, chief executive of Stonebridge, said: “At Stonebridge, we pride ourselves on the ways in which we support our AR firms, and having experienced individuals to work closely with advisers is often cited as one of the key benefits of joining and staying with us.
“We are therefore very pleased to be able to welcome Nicole to the BDM team and, given her skill set and experience, believe she will be a real asset to our member firms and the individuals she will be working with.
“Having people who are directly experienced in the mortgage advice sector is critical to helping broker firms develop their proposition and to ensure they make the most of all the opportunities that exist.
“I’m sure Nicole will make a real difference and Stonebridge will continue to add considerable expertise to this part of the business in order to help tailor strategies that deliver continued success for all.”