Patient Plan Direct is expanding

The UK’s the most cost-effective major plan provider Patient Plan Direct are delighted to announce the appointment of Jill Taylor – the organisation’s first dedicated business development hire for Scotland.

Jill brings a wealth of industry experience to the business, having had a lengthy career in practice as both a dental nurse and a practice manager. Jill has also had various industry roles and is former President of the Association of Dental Administrators and Managers (ADAM). Jill’s career highlights also include being a speaker for the British Dental Association and a judge for Scottish Dental Magazine and ADAM. Jill is also a regular columnist for popular dental journals The Probe and Dentinal Tubules.

This exciting news comes after a period of rapid expansion for the plan provider. The last 12 months has not only seen the team double in size, but the celebration of the business’ 10 year anniversary and the introduction of the highly successful ‘£10 for every patient’ campaign.

2019 has also seen the appointment of Christine Smethurst, Business Development Manager for the Northern region. Christine has worked in the dental industry for over 12 years across a range of clinical and industry roles, while also working in the education sector as a dental tutor at the University of Leeds and as a CPD tutor with the NHS.

Simon Reynolds, Commercial Director for Patient Plan Direct commented:

‘I am delighted to welcome Jill to the Patient Plan Direct team. Jill joins us at a very exciting time, in which we are experiencing a period of growth. In the last year I have seen a real appetite from practices to explore our low-cost solution; a highly effective alternative to the more established, expensive providers in the market. I’ve no doubt that Jill will not only be able to develop, but really enhance our offering to the dental industry.

Individually, each and every one of our regional business development managers has at least 10 years’ experience working in a practice role, they can therefore understand and relate to the challenges dental practices face. Practices can draw upon this first-hand experience, in addition to our support and advice, to reach their plan related objectives.’

The business’ plans to expand continue, with the appointment of Operations Director Jeanette Woodall later this year. Jeanette is a highly experienced payments expert and joins the team from NASDAQ-listed global payments company Bottomline Technologies.

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