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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Harris Manchester razor blade warning

first_imgHarris Manchester College has warned fellow JCRs about a potential danger from a razor-wielding bike vandal.Christopher Rawlinson, JCR Secretary at Harris Manchester, emailed other college JCRs late yesterday evening. “Just a quick message to let you know that a student at Harris Manchester found a razor blade embedded in his bike seat this evening when he went to collect his bike from a rack on Mansfield Road.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%8320%%[/mm-hide-text]“Hopefully, this was an isolated incident, but given how seriously the student could have been injured if he had used the bike, it might be worth forwarding an email on to your JCRs.”Several JCRs have yet to forward on the email to their members. “If it is an isolated incident as it appears so far then there seems little reason to scare people, including new freshers”, said a JCR executive officer at one college which had not forwarded the email. Other colleges, included St Peters, did forward the message.last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” AUGUST 9, 2019

first_imgTodays “Readers Poll’ question is: Do you feel that the Area Planning Commission should be reorganized?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way.WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY? Footnote: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. Personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language and insults against commenters shall not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer, our media partners or advertise.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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BIA entry deadline countdown

first_imgYou only have until tomorrow (Friday 15 May) to get your entries in for the Baking Industry Awards, so send them in now! Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to shine at the industry’s most prestigious annual event. This year’s awards will be held at the Park Lane Hilton in London on 8 September and will be hosted by comedy legend Ronnie Corbett.The full list of award categories is: The Customer Focus Award, The Craft Business Award, Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, Baker of the Year, The Achievement in Bakery Training Award, Artisanal Bread Product of the Year, Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, Bakery Supplier of the Year, The Innovation Award, Trainee Baker of the Year and The In-Store Bakery Award, which has an extended entry deadline of 1 June.To get hold of an entry form call Helen Law on 01293 846587 or email [email protected] Alternatively you can download a form at www.bakeryawards.co.uk. For seat and table bookings contact Liz Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Dawn Foods names Garry Russell as sales director

first_imgDawn Foods has appointed Garry Russell to the role of sales director for distributive accounts.A trained baker, Russell has more than 20 years’ technical and commercial bakery experience and has worked with Dawn Foods for the nine years.In his new role, he will lead Dawn’s distributive accounts team in the continued development of existing and new business opportunities.“I am delighted to be taking up this new position in Dawn Foods,” said Russell. “We have just celebrated 30 years of business in the UK and Ireland and Dawn Foods globally will be celebrating its centenary next year.“In the UK, we’ve made significant investments in terms of people and infrastructure to create an excellent platform for continued growth. As always, Dawn’s customers are at the heart of everything we do and I’m looking forward to working closely with our distributive customer-partners in my new role.”Dawn Foods last month marked its 30th anniversary of trading in the UK with a party at its Evesham HQ that was attended by all staff, Dawn board directors, Dawn senior management and local dignitaries.The business recently installed a new filling and packing system that utilises robot palletisation to boost efficiency at the site, which manufactures sweet bakery products, including dry mixes, bases and concentrates.last_img read more

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HCI with Integrated Networking: Is it Right for You?

first_imgIf you’ve been researching hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), you’ve surely noticed that it comes in a variety of flavors. Differentiators for consideration will include things like integration with VMware’s software stack, choice of hypervisor, workload uses cases and integrated networking.The last one in the list is a hot topic of conversation because it is what often sets most solutions apart. So how do you decide if integrated networking is for you?Basically it comes down to your overall IT strategy and consumption model preference. If you have the staff, time and desire to build and maintain a network then an appliance, like VxRail or XC Series, is for you. This option gives you maximum control and choice to implement or leverage an existing networking system of your choosing.If you are looking to go all in on software-defined transformation (which is a much bigger undertaking but delivers high value and low risk) and anticipate a need for extreme scalability, then a solution with integrated networking like VxRack would fit the bill. It’s a turnkey system with all of the components accounted for – you buy everything pre-assembled and call it a day.One option isn’t better than the other, the reality is that it depends on what your needs are: scale, SDN, IT staffing requirements, budget, consumption preference, etc.So now that we’ve laid the groundwork, let’s say that you’ve decided that integrated networking is the path you want to take. Let’s take a closer look at the crucial role that networking plays.A recent IDC report described networking as such: “In an HCI environment, the network effectively provides the interconnected nervous system for the applications that ride over it… Integrated networking moves data into and out of the system. In a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) system, however, it also provides the inter-node fabric over which all the software-defined components communicate to deliver the virtualized compute, storage and network services. This inter-node fabric becomes more critical to application performance as the SDDC systems scale.” It comes down to this: the reliability, availability and scalability of the network is what determines the overall performance of the HCI system in your datacenterBecause I love analogies, here’s another way to look at it: It’s like buying a high end sports car (your HCI), but then driving it on an old dirt road. You’re not going to get the speed, agility and handling that the car is capable of when you’re spinning your wheels in the mud and hitting pot holes, you need a smooth race track (in this case your network architecture) to hit peak performance. Your HCI’s performance is dependent on how well-maintained and up-to-date your networking is. Some companies have the staff and knowledge in-house to ensure this. For others, networking can be an after-thought or a crucial component that is overlooked.If you’re in the camp of wanting a vendor to ensure your smooth race track, then what are some of the integrated networking attributes you should be looking for in an HCI solution? Here are some snippets from IDC:A solution that integrates compute, storage, networking and software tightly together to operate as a single entityAn architecture that provides the same level of network performance as dedicated, physical devicesA fully validated, end-to-end network that is optimized for HCI workloads and software-defined storage and hypervisor flows.If an HCI solution with integrated networking sounds like the right choice for you, you can read the full IDC White Paper to learn more: The Importance of Integrated Networking to HCI.last_img read more

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Soaring Into 2019 With Dell EMC Global Alliances

first_imgThey say everything’s funny when you’re making money, and boy are we having an absolute blast together. We set out with our Acceleration Strategy last year and you delivered! We increased our scale and leverage and you bet on Dell Technologies as your standard Go to Market engine. For that I must say, THANK YOU, to all of our incredible Global Alliances partners.2018 was one of the most memorable years in my professional experience. We literally soared to new heights and seized opportunities. The industry is playing right into our trajectory and the opportunities fit right into our wheelhouse. If you consider the trends our Vice Chairman of Products and Operations, Jeff Clarke, lays out in his 2019 predictions, we’re poised for success because they fit perfectly into the trends that pretty much every customer you or I have talked to is looking to implement.So as we soar into 2019, we must focus on how we can AMPLIFY, DRIVE and ELEVATE our efforts this year. These are our priorities for the year and we must focus on them with as much intent as we did our 2018 priorities.Amplify – It’s time to turn up the volume! What we’ve been doing has been working, but we must continue to up our game. Leverage Partner Preferred and the enhancements to the Dell EMC Partner Program.Drive – Your passion rings loud and clear and your energy and ambition is contagious. It’s the reason I love leading Global Alliances and working with each and every one of you. When we care deeply about something, it never really feels like work. We must tap into this drive and think big in order to truly soar.Elevate – In order to win new logos, grow your business and enhance our partnership, you must elevate yourself in every way. Learn everything you can about Dell Technologies and our products and solutions. Expand your skill base. Understand the industry trends. Align with your Dell EMC counterparts and ensure your Partner Growth Plans are equally aligned with the business, your customers and industry trends.We have an incredible 2019 in store, and if we amplify the volume on all our success, keep the drive for perfection we share front and center and finally the focus to elevate our game, we will do the unimaginable, and likely have a little fun at the same time.If you want to hear more about our success in 2018 and our goals for 2019, head on over to the Dell EMC Partner Portal to listen to a replay of our Global Alliances Kickoff Broadcast. Now let’s soar through 2019 with triumph!last_img read more

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9 of 11 poisoned Fort Bliss soldiers released from hospital

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Army officials say nine of the 11 Fort Bliss soldiers sickened last week after drinking a component commonly found in antifreeze have been released from a Texas hospital. Fort Bliss officials said Monday that two soldiers remain hospitalized in El Paso, including one who is in intensive care. Fort Bliss said all 11 soldiers were hospitalized Thursday after drinking ethylene glycol that they believed was alcohol. The soldiers had been on a 10-day field training exercise. It’s unclear why the soldiers believed what they were drinking was alcohol. Base officials say the incident remains under investigation.last_img

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Capitol breach invader of Pelosi’s office pleads not guilty

first_imgLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty to federal charges stemming from the breach. Richard Barnett was arraigned Friday in federal court on seven counts from the Jan. 6 riot, including entering and remaining in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon, theft of government property and disorderly conduct. His next hearing in his case is March 4. Barnett was among supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol. Prosecutors say the 60-year-old man was carrying a stun gun when he entered the building.last_img

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