Veyo appoints Head of Business Development

Veyo, the comprehensive home conveyancing portal, has appointed Richard Garland as the new Head of Business Development.

Richard will be working alongside Stefanie van den Haak, the newly appointed Commercial Director, to help bring the conveyancing portal to market as it launches on 31 March. Veyo, developed by The Law Society and global IT solutions specialist, Mastek UK will offer an efficient, secure and transparent way of managing the conveyancing process.

Richard Garland has over 20 years’ experience working for both blue chip and start-up companies developing strategic plans to build and grow businesses. His areas of expertise include financial services, property and the legal services market. He has worked extensively with law firms helping them with strategic planning to assist with their future growth. In particular, helping law firms with the implementation of better processes and work flows to provide more efficient working environments, cutting out any unnecessary costs and increasing fee earning and profitability.

Richard has worked with QualitySolicitors the largest network of independent solicitors in the UK, 360 Legal Group which provides a range of practical consultancy & business support services to its member law firms and Ochresoft Technologies, a leading legal software company that manages more than 80,000 new cases a year for over 180 legal service organisations.

Stefanie van den Haak, Commercial Director, comments: “I am delighted with the appointment of Richard. His extensive knowledge of the legal sector and relevant experience working with law firms to help improve their processes and efficiencies made him the obvious choice for this role. His strategic business development skills, enthusiasm and clear understanding of the market and how solicitors and conveyancers can prosper in the future will be crucial for Veyo, as long-term relationships with solicitors and conveyancers are developed and built upon.”

Guy Wotherspoon who was appointed as a specialist contractor for the initial phases to launch the Veyo brand will now be stepping down. Guy was responsible for assisting with the development of the sales strategy and structuring of the team, as well as setting up and testing relevant pricing models and working with marketing to develop, define and launch the Veyo brand over the critical start-up period.

Stefanie van den Haak, continues: “Guy has been instrumental in helping Veyo understand its market positioning and longer term sales needs and therefore has been a significant component of Veyo’s work now and its business plans in future.”

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