Townends and Stirling Ackroyd in surprise move to outsource financial services

first_imgNick Dunning Associates has outsourced its financial services arm to leading mortgage broker Coreco which will work with the company’s two estate agency brands Townends and Sterling Ackroyd, even though until recently it had been recruiting for its in-house operation.The move will see Coreco provide mortgage advice to the two estate agencies’ clients in all their divisions including sales, lettings, new hoes and commercial, and three existing directly-employed mortgage brokers are to transfer to Coreco.Coreco will service Townend’s 20 branches across London and the South East and Stirling Ackroyd’s nine branches and new homes operation which are located in the central and eastern districts of the capital.Dot goneUntil now clients of both estate agencies had their mortgage needs served by Dot Financial Services which was a trading name of Townends (Financial Services) Ltd but part of the Mortgage Advice Bureau network.Until as recently as November last year Dot was running recruitment ads for mortgage brokers to join the business.Coreco MD Andrew Montlake says: “I am convinced we can form an exceptional partnership that will enhance the financial services offering and provide exemplary service to both the sales and lettings negotiators, while adding our own brand of personal customer service and down-to-earth advice to their customers.“I would also like to thank Mortgage Advice Bureau which has been terrific and have again demonstrated the benefit of being with a network that looks after the best interests of its members.”Nick Dunning Associates MD operations Vince Corley (left) says: “For a long period of time, we as a team have admired Coreco. “Their culture of winning, developing people and customer service, mixed with a wide offering that covers the residential, new homes and commercial lending makes them a perfect fit with our own business.Coreco sterling ackroyd nick dunning Vince Corley Stirling Ackroyd andrew montlake Townends August 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Townends and Stirling Ackroyd in surprise move to outsource financial services previous nextAgencies & PeopleTownends and Stirling Ackroyd in surprise move to outsource financial servicesThe two Nick Dunning Associates-owned estate agencies have until now been served by the group’s financial services arm Dot Financial.Nigel Lewis6th August 202001,171 Viewslast_img read more

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Russian Strategic Submarine Receives Light Damage

first_img View post tag: Naval Russian Strategic Submarine Receives Light Damage Industry news A Russian strategic submarine received light damage to its outer hull when a fishing vessel rammed into it early on Thursday, a Pacific… View post tag: News by topic (rian)[mappress]Source: rian, September 23, 2011 View post tag: Light September 23, 2011 Share this articlecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Strategic Submarine Receives Light Damage View post tag: submarine View post tag: Damage View post tag: Russian View post tag: STRATEGIC View post tag: Navy View post tag: receiveslast_img

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US Navy Successfully Tests DDG 100 Advenced Gun Systems

first_img View post tag: 100 View post tag: Tests View post tag: Systems View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Successfully Tests DDG 100 Advenced Gun Systems US Navy Successfully Tests DDG 100 Advenced Gun Systems View post tag: Navy View post tag: DDG Training & Education View post tag: successfully View post tag: Advenced View post tag: Gun View post tag: Naval The long range land attack projectile (LRLAP), designed for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, successfully completed two live-fire tests…(ottawacitizen)[mappress]Source: ottawacitizen, September 25, 2011 September 25, 2011 View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img

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Russian Naval Vessel Makes Courtesy Call to Cork

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russian Naval Vessel Makes Courtesy Call to Cork Share this article View post tag: call View post tag: makes View post tag: Euroasia View post tag: Courtesy August 31, 2012 View post tag: News by topiccenter_img The Russian Naval Vessel “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” is paying a courtesy call to Cork and will be berthed at the Port of Cork Cruise Terminal in Cobh from Thursday, 30 August until 19:00hrs on Sunday, 2 September 2012.The vessel will be open to the public on Saturday, 1 September from 10:00 – 12:00hrs and from 15:00 – 17:00hrs. She will be open to the public again on Sunday, 2 September from 10:00 – 11:30hrs.[mappress]Press Release, August 31, 2012; Image: Mil View post tag: Cork View post tag: Naval View post tag: Russian View post tag: vessel Russian Naval Vessel Makes Courtesy Call to Corklast_img read more

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Polish Navy Takes Command Over Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One

first_img View post tag: Mine View post tag: NATO View post tag: over Back to overview,Home naval-today Polish Navy Takes Command Over Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One On Thursday, January 17th, the Polish Navy assumed command over Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One. ORP ‘Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki’ became the flagship of the Group and Cdr Piotr Sikora (Polish Navy) was appointed as the Commander of the SNMCMG1.The official Change of Command Ceremony took place at Naval Port in Gdynia, alongside the flagship ORP “Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki” with participation of the crews of two other MCM vessels – FGS “Weilheim” and ORP “Czajka”. Deputy Commander Maritime Command Northwood Rear-Admiral Jacques De Solms, Commander of Belgian Naval Component Rear-Admiral Michel Hofman and Polish Navy Commander-In-Chief Vice-Admiral Tomasz Mathea attended the ceremony.This is the second time in three years that NATO has entrusted the role of Commander of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 to the Polish officer. The staff of the Group is comprised of ten officers – one from Italy and nine from Poland.In the first half of the year the SNMCMG1 will consist of the following ships:ORP „Kontradmiral Xawery Czernicki” (Flagship – Poland);ORP “Czajka” (Poland);BNS “Belis” (Belgium);FGS “Weilheim” (Germany);HNOMS “Hinnoy” (Norway);HNLMS “Urk” (The Netherlands).SNMCMG1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) provides a continuous Maritime Mine Countermeasures capability for operations in peacetime and periods of conflict. The force demonstrates the support of the contributing nations to the NATO alliance. SNMCM Groups are key assets in the NATO Response Force (NRF) and are able to fulfill a wide range of roles from humanitarian tasks to high intensity operations. They are able to deploy at short notice and are often the first assets to go into an operational theatre both enabling and making a significant contribution to subsequent naval operations. SNMCMG1 makes the sea a safer place for everyone. Among others, the Group will conduct Historical Ordnance Disposal operations to minimize the threat from old WWII mines for all those who use the sea for their benefit – fishermen, cargo ships, ferries and the like.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 18, 2013; Image: Polish Navy View post tag: Naval Polish Navy Takes Command Over Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One View post tag: Command View post tag: Group View post tag: News by topic Authorities January 18, 2013 View post tag: Polish View post tag: Defense View post tag: Countermeasures View post tag: takes View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: Standing View post tag: one View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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USA: Secretary of Navy Recognized as One of the Top 50 CEOs

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Secretary of Navy Recognized as One of the Top 50 CEOs View post tag: Navy Authorities USA: Secretary of Navy Recognized as One of the Top 50 CEOs View post tag: £50 View post tag: Recognized View post tag: one View post tag: Top View post tag: Defense View post tag: Secretary Share this article View post tag: CEOs View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval March 29, 2013 Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus was recently recognized by an online jobs and career community as one of the top 50 highest rated CEOs.Glassdoor released its annual report announcing the top CEOs earlier this month; Mabus was included on this list as the CEO for the Department of the Navy. Two hundred ninety-nine anonymous individuals independently contributed to Mabus receiving an over 81 percent positive rating on his leadership of the Navy. Mabus was the only leader of a federal agency to be recognized on the list.“This award is rightly shared by the many great leaders, both uniformed and civilian, present throughout the Department,” said Mabus. “I appreciate being recognized and it is especially meaningful knowing the rating is based upon feedback provided by current and former service members and Navy civilians,” Mabus said.For a CEO to be eligible to be included in Glassdoor’s report, they must receive at least 100 approval ratings from employees during the past year. This rating is based on information employees provide Glassdoor about their last place of employment and whether they approve or disapprove of their former CEO.While the comments posted on the site as part of the survey varied greatly, most reflected an appreciation of the importance Mabus places on maintaining partnerships around the globe. Many reviews by current and former service members indicated international travel and opportunities to “see the world” were among the most positive aspects of a career in the Navy. One reviewer who was identified as a former sonar technician cited travel and “being a part of something larger than yourself” as a “pro” of naval service.Mabus is part of a short list of top CEOs nominated from a pool of 250,000 others. Additional top-ranked CEOs include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Starbucks CEO Howard D. Schultz.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 29, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

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Sri Lanka Navy Assists in Repatriation of 22 Indian Fishermen

first_imgSri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 22 Indian fishermen on 08th November 2013.The fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Raj Kamal” at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Thalaimannar by Sri Lanka Navy Ship “Udara” attached to the Northern Naval Command and two SLN Inshore Patrol Crafts attached to North Central Naval Command also assisted the mission.[mappress]Press Release, November 12, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Assists in Repatriation of 22 Indian Fishermen November 12, 2013 Sri Lanka Navy Assists in Repatriation of 22 Indian Fishermen Share this articlelast_img

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U.S. Gets One More Ballistic Missile Defense Radar

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Gets One More Ballistic Missile Defense Radar U.S. Gets One More Ballistic Missile Defense Radar View post tag: Missile March 20, 2014 The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of schedule. Share this article View post tag: Defense View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: one View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: more Equipment & technology View post tag: News by topic View post tag: gets AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a mobile X-band radar that helps protect civilians and infrastructure in the U.S., deployed warfighters, and allied nations and security partners, from the growing ballistic missile threat. U.S. public intelligence estimates indicate there are more than 6,300 ballistic missiles not controlled by the U.S., NATO, China or Russia, with that number expected to reach almost 8,000 by 2020.“Delivering this ninth radar is crucial because our nation’s enemies continue to improve and proliferate their ballistic missile technology and tactics,” said Raytheon’s Dave Gulla, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems’ Global Integrated Sensors business area. “The AN/TPY-2 consistently demonstrates its ability to pace the evolving threat, and test after test has proven it effectively defends against every category of ballistic missile.”The radar will be integrated into the U.S. Army’s fourth Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense battery, serving as the “eyes and ears” of the system by searching, detecting, tracking and discriminating threats, and guiding the intercepting missile. Raytheon serves as one of MDA’s prime contractors for THAAD.Raytheon is currently under contract to provide three additional AN/TPY-2 radars for the MDA, and is in the process of building two radars for a U.S. ally in the Arabian Gulf.[mappress]Press Release, March 20, 2014; Image: Raytheon View post tag: radar View post tag: U.S.last_img read more

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HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned View post tag: europe View post tag: Decommissioned Authorities View post tag: Navy The nuclear-powered Trafalgar Class submarine returned to her base-port of Devonport, in Plymouth, for the last time on June 1 before decommissioning after nearly 30 years of service.The submarine is the longest serving nuclear-powered hunter killer submarine in the Royal Navy and spent her final 11-month operation in the Indian Ocean and east of Suez. The patrol included a search for the missing Malaysian airliner using her sonar. She gives way now to the new world-beating Astute Class and replaced by HMS Artful.HMS Tireless originally operated as one of the Cold War warriors, out of sight and mind as she deployed for long, secret and often dangerous missions out into the Atlantic patrolling for months at a time searching for and stalking her enemies.Renowned for her stealth and many successes she enjoys a strong reputation to this day, as demonstrated by recently completing the first deployment by a Royal Navy nuclear powered submarine to Australia in seven years after assisting in the search for the Malaysian airliner.The submarine has been deployed under the ice to the North Pole, East of Suez, Atlantic, Mediterranean and taken part in supporting submarine command courses and taken part in a number of varied operations. Places visited include India and Australia.[mappress]Press Release, June 18, 2014; Image: UK Navy The Royal UK Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless is due to be officially retired from active service at a ceremony in Plymouth on Thursday (June 19). View post tag: News by topic HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned June 18, 2014 View post tag: HMS Tireless View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

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Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson

first_img View post tag: USS Simpson View post tag: Tours Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson View post tag: Mauritius View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Cutlass Express View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: President View post tag: News by topic The President of Mauritius, Kailash Purryag, visited the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), while it’s moored in Port Louis, Mauritius taking part in Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, Feb. 3.During this exercise, U.S. and 12 East Africa partner nations simulated finding and combatting piracy as well as other illicit activity. It incorporated multilateral land, air and sea forces working together to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of East African and Indian Ocean nations to counter sea-based illicit activity.The exercise’s focus on fighting this activity that’s currently harming East Africa hit close to home for Mauritius and its president.Purryag toured the vessel and met with exercise personnel, including Vice Adm. Tom Reck, U.S. Sixth Fleet vice commander. Reck believes that exercises like Cutlass Express are important because they foster relationships at all levels, and help forge and maintain a Global Network of Navies.[mappress mapid=”15043″]Image: US Navy February 5, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson Share this articlelast_img read more

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