The biggest insurance broker headquartered in the Tees Valley has made a number of recent recruits whilst launching a unit dedicated to the region’s small businesses.
Having identified a gap in the market after several competitors made the decision to consolidate SME business in out-of-the-area call centres, Stockton-based Erimus Insurance Brokers say their new unit will provide a personal service to sub-£1 million turnover regional businesses.
Director Ian Miller said: “Erimus is absolutely committed to offering a local service to all businesses, no matter what they spend, and we see the value in building long-term relationships with our clients.
“We’ve been established on Teesside for nearly 30 years and we’re extremely proud to count on many of the region’s largest and most successful businesses as our clients.
“We believe that our new Small Business Unit will allow us to continue our expansion plans without compromising on service to any of our clients.”
Commercial insurance specialist Erimus has appointed new recruit Jacqui Watson as manager of the Small Business Unit. Jacqui has joined Erimus from Darlington-based BIB, where she worked for 16 years.
Mr Miller, who worked alongside his new colleague for 10 years at BIB, is delighted to have secured her services.
“It’s a great boost that Jacqui has agreed to join us to establish our dedicated Small Business Unit. Jacqui is an excellent operator and has an abundance of great contacts in an around the Durham and Tees Valley area.
“Her philosophy of giving clients a high level of personal service together with competitive insurance premiums fits in perfectly with the Erimus strategy.”
A top 100 UK independent insurance broker with record-breaking premium revenue of £15 million forecast for 2015, Erimus has also recruited Lewis Kaid and Martyn Bell.
New business broker Lewis, who has joined the corporate and commercial sales team, is responsible for negotiating deals with insurers on behalf of new clients.
Having also previously worked at BIB, account executive Martyn is now managing an established portfolio of clients who have followed him from his previous employment and who now benefit from the significant resources which Erimus are able to offer their clients.
Established in 1986, Erimus’ clients range from owner-managed SME’s to companies with a turnover of more than £200m.
Erimus work closely with leading global broker Willis, giving the company access to the resources of more than 20,000 dedicated associates throughout the world, with specialists in every industry sector.
• Pictured (above): Erimus Insurance Brokers director Ian Miller (second right) with new recruits Lewis Kaid, Jacqui Watson and Martyn Bell.