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Skandia sales director to retire

Skandia UK sales director Steve Powell is to retire at the end of this year.

Mr Powell has worked at the firm for 23 years, primarily working in adviser-facing sales. Skandia has yet to appoint a replacement.

Mr Powell said: “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved during my time at Skandia. It is a good business with good people. I have been lucky to be surrounded by some exceptional men and women over recent years. Skandia was, is and always will be a great place to work.”

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Managing director Peter Mann said Mr Powell had “played a key role” in building Skandia’s position in the market.

“Since I have known him, Steve has always been someone I personally admired and I have learnt a lot from his knowledge and experience during our time together at Skandia,” Mr Mann said. “He has been loyal to this business over a long period of time and everyone here wishes him well as he looks to hang up his boots.”