March 3, 2020 @ 16:03 by Steven Hugill
A business insurance broker has strengthened its team with a string of appointments.
Erimus has welcomed seven members of staff across four areas of operations.
The arrivals include account executives Terry Kelly and Lynn Roberts, and commercial brokers Kate Barwick, Tom Wilson and Shirley Hall.
Also joining the team are new business broker Gary Lambert and claims handler Natalie Sharp.
Their presence means staff numbers at the company, based at Stockton’s Bowesfield Park, now stand at 40.
Sales director Ian Miller [pictured far left] praised the experience and ability of his new cohort, adding their arrival was facilitated by the closure of another Stockton-based insurance provider.
“The closure of the local Jelf office allowed us to accelerate our business growth plans,” said Ian.
“We were presented with the opportunity to take on experienced new staff members and we have capitalised on it.”
He added the new additions will offer extra support to Erimus’ corporate and commercial departments, allowing existing members of staff to progress into management roles.
Erimus’ account executives will take on a client-facing role, winning new business and servicing a book of clients in various industries, while its three commercial brokers will support them by processing policies and being a central point of contact.
Natalie will handle claims from cradle to grave, liaising with insurers to ensure the process is as straightforward as possible.
Ian added: “As the largest privately-owned insurance broker with a North East head office, we are continuing our plan to recruit great people, provide high level, personal service, negotiate competitive premiums and offer technical expertise to our growing client base.”