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Richard Beardshaw

Richard Beardshaw

Head of Intermediary Sales

Richard has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. He started his career at Scottish Life Assurance as a Life and Pensions Consultant, before joining Platform Home Loans as a Business Development Manager in 1999, working his way up to become Head of Sales.

He joined Lehman Brothers in 2007 as Director of Sales for one of its intermediary mortgage brands, SPML. Following Lehman Brothers exit from the UK mortgage market in 2008, he worked briefly for a specialist insurance company, Exchange Bond before joining Countrywide as an Account Director, where he was responsible for setting up and developing their surveying, conveyancing and asset management B2B proposition.

Richard joined HSBC in June 2015 as Head of Sales and is responsible for HSBC UK's external intermediary distribution, managing a team of over 50 Corporate Account Managers, Heads of Regions and Business Development Managers. Richard is also a director of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

Outside of work, Richard is married with 3 teenage girls and enjoys playing cricket and golf.

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