London, UK (19th April 2013) – Specialist insurer Hiscox has strengthened its 20-strong schemes and partnerships team with the appointment of Alan Thomas to the newly created role of Head of Intermediary Sales and Distribution.
In his new role, Alan – who has worked at Hiscox since 2004 – will oversee the schemes and partnership teams as well as broker marketing, and will also look to maximise the business’s existing operational sales capability. Alan has held a range of roles across the business including Regional Manager within the London Art and Private Client team and Head of Technology and Media for the UK and Ireland, and in his new role will report to Sales Director, Ross Dingwall.
Alan will be joined by Schemes Consultant, Tony Bloomer, who has a wealth of relevant experience from his time in senior roles within the schemes businesses at Ecclesiastical and UK General Insurance. Tony will report to Alan and work closely with him and National Schemes Manager, Lee Turner, to identify growth opportunities that build on Hiscox’s existing schemes and partnerships success and provide a route into new markets and sectors.
Ross explained: “We have a growing appetite for schemes and partnerships, and a proven track record for writing the kind of business that is often too complex for other insurers. Alan’s promotion and Tony’s appointment both represent a significant next-step in our ambition to become a leading insurer for schemes and partnerships business, and both have a pivotal part to play in making this ambition a reality.”
Alan commented: “We understand the value that brokers get from bringing together similar risks into one insurance solution, and have extensive experience of supporting brokers in this way. We already work on a diverse range of schemes, from cricket clubs to wedding car fleets, and are well versed at covering a whole host of unusual and complex risks.”
For further information please contact:
Lucy Hensher +44 (0) 20 7448 6619 [email protected]
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About Hiscox UK
Hiscox offers a range of business insurance policies to cover the liabilities and property risks of small businesses and consultants in the UK, as well as profession-specific policies that you can tailor to suit the risks that your business faces. Hiscox also provides specialist insurance cover for homes and their contents, valuables and collections.
For more information, visit www.hiscox.co.uk
Hiscox, headquartered in Bermuda, is an international specialist insurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites mainly internationally traded business in the London Market – generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd’s. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA.
For further information, visit www.hiscox.com.
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