Business liability insurance firm announces new appointments

One business liability insurance specialist firm has recently announced the appointment of three new broker account executive staff members to cover the South West, West Midlands, and North East regions.

Insurer Ageas announced the new appointments as part of the strategic drive of the firm to grow its commercial insurance division and strengthen its relationship with brokers in the regions.

Former Liverpool Victoria regional sales executive, Jonnie Armstrong, joins Ageas with more than twenty years of experience in the business insurance industry.  Mr Armstrong’s experience was gained at such high-profile firms as RBS subsidiary NIG and Zurich.

UK General Insurance Group’s former schemes business development manager, Gavin Peacock, also joins Ageas.  Mr Peacock’s business sector experience spans over three decades from working for such firms as Eagle Star/Zurich and Towergate.

The final Ageas appointee is Jason Jackson.  Mr Jackson was responsible for more than 180 brokers at his previous position at Westinsure Group Ltd. Mr Jackson has previously worked for both Commercial Union and Marsh.

Chris Dobson, director of distribution and development for Ageas, stated that these three new appointments would be integral to supporting the firm’s expansion efforts.  Mr Dobson offered warm words of welcome to Jackson, Peacock, and Armstrong.

In related news, Ageas enjoyed quite a few award successes at the end of 2010.  Ageas won the Incisive Media Gold Standard for Insurance for the third year running.  The award recognised the firm’s customer-focused approach and its robust business structure.

The firm was praised for its high attention to the needs of its customers.  The Incisive judging panel stated that it had been impressed with every facet of Ageas business practices, which included customer communication efforts and also staff training initiatives.

Ageas (formerly known as Fortis) also received recognition twice at the Financial Innovations Awards for transforming performance through technology and excellence in customer service.

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