October 18th, 2021. Emily Smith has been appointed as Harpenden Building Society’s Head of Distribution and Marketing. In this newly created position she will have responsibility for developing the Society’s profile and reach, providing brokers with additional access to Harpenden’s specialist lending products and services.
She joins Harpenden following fifteen years with Hinckley and Rugby Building Society. Within this time she held underwriting; business development and sales roles concluding her time in Hinckley as the Society’s National Account Manager.
Ms Smith commented: “I’m excited to be joining Harpenden Building Society. In what is a constantly changing and complex housing market there are significant opportunities for brokers to grow their businesses by working with an award winning specialist lender. I look forward to optimising commercial opportunities for both existing brokers and new partners too.”
Raj Bains, Harpenden Building Society’s Director of Operations added: “We are delighted that Emily will lead our distribution and marketing function, ensuring brokers have good, ongoing opportunities to introduce their customers to our portfolio of lending products. Emily’s appointment illustrates our commitment to strengthening existing broker relationships and building additional, strong connections with the intermediary community. She brings considerable experience and knowledge to the role having worked in the building society sector throughout her career. Her appointment is just one example of how we are enhancing our service to brokers.”