Debt solution provider Harrington Brooks, part of the One Advice Group, has appointed Nick Pearson to the role of Group External Relations Manager. He starts with immediate effect and will be focusing on meeting the creditor partners with which the Group.

Pearson is the former Chief Executive of The Debt Counsellors Charitable Trust and has worked in the not for profit and commercial debt solutions sectors for nearly 35 years. He started as a specialist debt adviser at the Citizens Advice Bureau and held various senior positions for a number of different organisations including local authority councils, and independent advice centres.

From 2009 to 2013 whilst on the board of industry trade body, the Debt Managers Standards Association (DEMSA), Nick was instrumental in promoting industry best practice and a Code of Conduct which was formulated to protect the interests of the public and the lenders to whom they owe money.

More recently, Pearson spent 2 years on the Board of the Institute of Money Advisers (IMA); originally the Money Advice Association; the only professional body acting solely for money advisers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Matthew Cheetham, CEO of the One Advice Group said: “Through his expertise and dedication, Nick has established himself as a key voice in the debt resolution and money advice sectors. He is well respected and vocal in terms of his desire to influence policy, practice and create positive customer outcomes. He speaks with the experience of an advisor and with a consumer focused lens”.

Nick’s remit is to ensure Harrington Brooks and One Advice Group maintain excellent relationships with creditors and professional partners with whom customers have debts under management and to support with customer-focused initiatives currently ongoing which will generate better outcomes for both Creditors and Customers.