Bankhall and PMS Mortgage Club, part of Sesame Bankhall Group, have appointed Campbell Stanners to the newly created role of advisory relationships director.
The mortgage club hopes this will bolster support for directly authorised firms as well as help strengthen relationships and develop new avenues for the directly authorised firms Bankhall and PMS work with.
Mr Campbell will spend face-to-face time with advisers with the aim to ensure the services provided by Bankhall and PMS meet advisers' future needs and ambitions.
Mr Stanners moves from Standard Life, where he worked for 10 years in roles that included head of strategic platform distribution and engagement manager.
He has also worked at Ignis Asset Management as national and networks manager and spent more than 10 years at Prudential and Scottish Amicable.
Mr Stanners will report to Ross Liston, managing director at Bankhall and PMS.
Mr Liston said: "Bankhall and PMS together support over 3,500 directly authorised wealth and mortgage firms across the UK, encompassing over 11,000 advisers and financial planners.
"Professional advice has a bright future and we want to help these advisory firms to grow, whilst also helping them to navigate the unprecedented levels of industry change posed by new technology, increasing regulation, greater consumer expectations and pressure on costs."
Mr Liston said Mr Stanners had an excellent understanding of the UK advisory market and a proven track record in strategic business planning and customer service and was a great addition to the team.
He added: "The result of this additional investment in people and skills will help Bankhall and PMS to drive deeper relationships with the firms we serve, which in turn will assist advisory firms in achieving their future business objectives."
Mr Stanners said he was pleased to join Sesame Bankhall Group at a time when it was investing heavily in the future of professional advice.
He added: "In a period of rapid industry change and market opportunity, I’m particularly excited about working with the Bankhall and PMS teams as they actively look to strengthen their directly authorised adviser relationships, and support these firms in achieving their individual business goals and ambitions."
Commenting on the appointment and the creation of a new role, David Hollingworth, director at L&C Mortgages, said: "Mortgage brokers will be pleased to see PMS not only keeping but also enhancing the focus on supporting directly authorised businesses."
Last month, Bankhall and PMS appointed Stacey Wood to a newly created national relationship manager role to support advisers in the new build and first-time buyer sector.
This came after the firms saw mortgage completions reach the highest level for a decade in 2018 after rising 12 per cent in the year.
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