Connect for Intermediaries has appointed two relationship managers to support its  network of appointed representatives (ARs), and the brokers utilising its packaging and referral services.

Emma Roberts (pictured) has worked in specialist lending for 10 years as a key account manager; she joins Connect from Positive Lending and previously worked for both Fluent Monday and Santander.

Roberts will support Connect’s brokers in the North of England.

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Darren Fletcher joined Connect for Intermediaries as lockdown was beginning, and will cover London and the South East.

Fletcher is a highly-experienced relationship manager having worked in the financial industry for over 10 years and having managed a panel of 1,700 firms in the past.

Kevin Thomson, sales director at Connect, said: “Over the past 12 months, we have achieved significant growth in the number of our appointed representatives, as well as the number of brokers coming to us for our referral and packaging services.

“We are putting plans in place to grow the Connect network further and significantly over the next few months.

“We are therefore strengthening our relationship management team to ensure we can continue to provide the high level of support all brokers have come to expect from us.

“Darren and Emma will be valuable additions to the team and will continue Connect’s focus on adding as much value as possible to the brokers we work with.”