Equity release advisory firm Key has strengthened its estate planning team with the hire of Andrew Parkinson as head of sales and operations – a brand new role for the company.
Estate planning and will writing was introduced in 2007 to further support Key’s over-55 customers and has since helped almost 30,000 customers with important legal decisions.
Andrew joins Key with a wealth of experience in the legal services sector and has amassed 20 years working within the industry as group operations director at Legal Hub Group, director at Integral Solutions and head of legal services at two national accident management companies. Andrew is also a member of the Society of Will Writers.
As the new head of sales and operations, he will be responsible for developing customer service, operational processes and systems to meet the growing need for estate planning for over-55s.
Chief executive officer, Will Hale, comments: “At Key, we believe it is vital to provide customers with as much support as possible when they are looking to secure their later life finances.”
“Andrew has worked in the legal services industry for two decades and he will only strengthen our rapidly evolving offering. I am pleased to welcome Andrew to the team and I am looking forward to working with him in the future.”
Andrew adds: “It’s an interesting time to be starting a new role during the Coronavirus pandemic but I have been welcomed into the business and quickly got stuck in. I am leading a new team which in the current times is an interesting experience but one I am enjoying.”
“I am very much looking forward to using my experience to grow and develop the Estate Planning side of the business and it’s great to be working with a market leader in the retirement finances sector.”