Bernie brings with him over 25 years of experience in both sales and customer service. He joins Novia from Zurich where he spent 17 years, latterly as a Senior Sales Manager for the Eastern Counties. He is a fellow of the CII and a keen follower of Canadian sports teams.
Bernie will be working with the Novia customer support team and reporting into Paul Boston Sales Director.
Bernie Sporton said: "I am very excited to be joining the Novia team, I have been hugely impressed with the culture of the business here at Novia, there is a really positive can do attitude prevalent in the team, and the ethos is very much that of providing supporting Advisers with a superb quality of service, coupled with a market leading technology solution. The wrap and platform market is a very exciting space to be in at the moment and Novia, a business leader in its field, has an excellent, fit for purpose proposition"
Paul Boston, Sales Director at Novia said: "We are delighted to have Bernie on board. We are seeing rapidly increasing Adviser demand for the service that Novia offers, and we believe his proven track record will further strengthen an already very successful team. We have seen a record breaking start to the year in terms of Advisers signing terms of business, as well as unprecedented re-registration money moving across on to the platform – and we anticipate this trend is set to continue throughout 2013.
Novia is still actively recruiting for sales roles. The group’s staff numbers now stand at over 170 full time employees across both Novia Investment Services as well as Novia Financial. Novia recently announced the appointments of Nick Henshaw who joined Novia from Zurich as RSM for Yorkshire and the North East, as well as a new Head of Human Resources – Rebecca Bolland. Novia assets under management now stand at over £1.5bln.