A monthly look at who's moving where ..


- BDML Connect, the Portsmouth-based intermediary, has promoted Mark Townsend to the role of chief operating officer. He will also become a member of its board.

- Motor Trade Solutions has taken on two ex-Hill House Hammond (HHH) employees, Mike Barnett and Liliana Dowdall following Norwich Union's decision to close its UK network of HHH branches. The pair, who will be based at Motor Trade Solutions' head office in Purley, have more than 30 years of insurance experience between them.