HSBC's Simon Townsend has switched to Towergate

Towegate has appointed Simon Townsend as managing director of its caravan and park homes broker Towergate Bakers.

Townsend has joined from HSBC where he was the UK national sales director in its commercial division. Before joining HSBC he managed an Aviva call centre.

Townsend said: “I’m delighted to be joining Towergate Bakers at an exciting time where we have a number of new and exciting initiatives planned for 2010.

"What’s more it’s great to be supported by a strong management team in Cheltenham who will help me deliver on our ambitious growth plans for the business.”

Amanda Blanc, deputy chief executive of Towergate Partnership said: “I’m delighted that someone of Simon’s pedigree and insurance experience has chosen to join Towergate. "We are always looking to recruit talented and motivated people and Simon certainly fits this profile."