Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Movers & Shakers: Michelle Stevens appointed head of mortgages at Ipswich Building Society

09:29 01 July 2014

Michelle Stevens, Ipswich Building Society

Michelle Stevens, Ipswich Building Society


Ipswich Building Society has bolstered its mortgage team with the appointment of Michelle Stevens as new head of mortgages.


Michelle has 10 years’ experience working with the mutual sector, and was company director of Stevens Financial Services from 2003-2011. She joins from another regional building society where she was business development manager, mortgages.

In her new role, Michelle will take on a number of key functions designed to ensure the society, which is based in Ipswich, continues to offer competitive products targeted at a diverse range of individuals. Michelle will take responsibility for its mortgage offering in intermediary and direct markets, relationships management with key intermediaries and training for the mortgage sales team.

Michelle said: “I will seek to ensure that Ipswich continues to differentiate its service from other lenders by recognising what brokers’ value - an agile, considered and individual approach to underwriting. A key focus initially will be developing Ipswich’s broker proposition even further by growing relationships and building new ones.”

Chief executive Paul Winter said: “We’re pleased to have Michelle on board at this key period of developing our channels and strengthening our relationship management approach with intermediaries.”

: : Stowmarket-based malt firm Muntons has promoted Mike Norfolk to the newly-created post of general manager (supply chain).

Mike, who will report directly to the group managing director, will ensure there is an increased emphasis and focus on all aspects of the supply chain.

Mike joined Muntons in 1999 as seed manager, progressing to the role of Muntons Stowmarket grain buyer, a position that he has held for more than a decade before accepting this new position.

Mike said: “As a company we have always taken our relationships with our suppliers and our customers very seriously. This new role has been created to ensure that we continue to build on the good work that has been done to date.

“My plan is to bring leadership and direction into all aspects of supply chain management and make sure that we continue to strengthen our excellent relationships, whilst also building on our corporate sustainability and environmental ambitions.”

: : Ben Hegarty, 28, who was born on the outskirts of Aldeburgh and spent two years as chef de partie at the town’s Brudenell Hotel before moving away, has now returned as head chef at the seafront White Lion Hotel.

Among his first tasks has been the creation of a new good value menu for the Bar & Brasserie using the best of the region’s natural larder from land and sea.

Ben was previously sous chef at the White Lion’s sister hotel, the Swan at Lavenham, where he spent three years working with AA two rosette head chef Justin Kett. Ben brings with him a wealth of fine dining experience.



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ian White, managing director at Beckett Financial Services.

Beckett Financial Services has been ranked as one of the UK’s top 100 independent financial advisers by industry magazine New Model Adviser.

Josh Eames and Ryan Scillitoe of Perrywood Garden Centre and Nurseries in Tiptree who have have raised more than £5,000 for charity through a 1,000-mile cyclinge challenge.

Josh Eames and Ryan Scillitoe from Perrywood Garden Centre and Nurseries in Tiptree have raised more than £5,000 for charity through a 1,000 mile cycle challenge.

The Leading Lives team receive their tropy at the Social Enterprise UK Awards in London.

Ipswich-based Leading Lives has been named Health and Social Care Social Enterprise of the Year at the Social Enterprise UK Awards.

The Hot Off The Press premises inTacket Stret, Ipswich, which the company has vacated after 25 years.

A printing company which has operated from the centre of Ipswich for 25 years has relocated – to a purpose-built log cabin in the owner’s garden.

Elaine and Nigel Bowen of Vanguard Communications.

Two businesses which receive support from Suffolk enterprise agency Menta have received Small Business Sunday awards from entrepreneur and former BBC Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Wayne Seddon from The Bridge House in London receives his Adnams Pub of the Year award from chief operating officer Karen Hester.

Southwold-based Adnams has named The Bridge House, near London’s Tower Bridge, as its Pub of the Year.

Georgi Rollings, left, and Emma Lawrence of Starfish Accounting.

An Ipswich based provider of online company secretarial software has reached the landmark milestone of having 10,000 users.

Robert Hughes, managing director of Hughes Electrical, and Andy Yallop, store manager, at the company's new branch in Bury St Edmunds.

Hughes Electrical has opened the doors of its new store in Bury St Edmunds following a £200,000 investment which has also created six new jobs, doubling the size of its workforce in the town.

A file picture of the Sanofi factory in Haverhill.

More than 50 jobs are to be axed at the Haverhill site of pharmaceutical group Sanofi.

Barclays has been fined £72m by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72million by the City watchdog for failing to handle potential financial crime risks relating to a £1.88billion transaction for ultra high-net-worth clients.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the East Anglian Daily Times e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24