(From left to right) Robyn Sculley, assistant head of facilities; Maria Azam, assistant head of compliance; Jenny Kitching, head of facilities at VAS Panel.

VAS Panel makes four promotions following record start of year




VAS Panel has promoted four members of staff to primary roles following a record start to the year.

From January to April 2024 the company reported an increase in enquiries of 20% and a rise in valuations of 30% against the same period in 2023, which was the best year in the company’s trading history.

In addition to the record start to 2024, the firm has made a series of promotions.

Jenny Kitching (above, right), who joined in April 2021, has taken the role of head of facilities and will manage a team that ensures valuation inspection dates are arranged in a timely manner while managing any access issues and handling post valuation queries within the agreed SLA.

After joining the company in September 2018, Charlie Connelly has become head of service from assistant head of service.

Her unit is responsible for managing the payment processes and supporting clients and their applicants in providing cleared funds ahead of formally instructing panel firms.

Additionally, Maria Azam (above, centre), who started with VAS Panel in October 2021, has taken the role of assistant head of compliance, while Robyn Sculley (above, left), who began in June 2022, has been appointed to assistant head of facilities.

All four will report to Natalie Benson, operations director at the company.

Commenting on the start of the year and the raft of promotions, Natalie said: “It has been a remarkably busy and exciting start to 2024, and every single member of Team VAS has stepped up to the challenge.

“Jenny, Charlie, Robyn and Maria have been exceptional, and it is right they have been rewarded for all their hard work and diligence.

“As we continue to grow we will ensure every role is filled by the right person and look to appoint from within when possible.”

(From left to right) Robyn Sculley, assistant head of facilities; Maria Azam, assistant head of compliance; Jenny Kitching, head of facilities at VAS Panel.

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