New managing director vows to increase broer-facing staff numbers.

The new managing director of Countrywide, Nick Haycock, has pledged to double the number of broker-facing staff at the network.

Haycock, who was previously European business development director at the Resources Group and has worked for Aon and the AA, is also set to appoint a new sales director.

Haycock said: “Brokers are key to the success of the business and I have a clear strategy for the future to ensure we retain and build on our current membership.

“There are a number of exciting developments in the pipeline to further improve the benefits our members receive, including additional broker schemes, Countrywide clubs and a number of exclusive products and services only available to Countrywide members.”

The network has over 700 members and plans to add to the eight strategic insurer partners it currently has.