Bluefin has internally promoted four new Branch Directors in their Penrith, Newcastle, Leeds (city centre) and Ludlow offices.
Liz Coulthard, formally an Account Executive from the Kendal branch, has been appointed Branch Director for Penrith in place of the outgoing Karen Maund. Mark Taylor and Chris Lewis, both previously Account Executives at Carlisle and Ludlow offices, have been appointed Branch Directors for Newcastle and Ludlow respectively. Gregory Markham has been promoted from Development Director to Branch Director for Leeds Retail Office. Liz and Mark will report in to the Regional Managing Director for North, Mark Daley and Gregory will report to Tim Mortimer, Regional Managing Director for North East, both of whom report into Kenny Hogg, Managing Director Broking. Chris will report into Regional Managing Director for Central and North West Robin Thomson.
Liz has over twenty five years of experience in a variety of underwriting roles for Provincial, Aviva and Bluefin. Mark also brings over two decades of insurance broking and underwriting experience in the North, with high levels of technical expertise and client relationship management experience. Similarly, Gregory has worked in the industry for twenty four years with spells at Aon, Hendersons and Towergate. Chris joined the business as a trainee in 2008 and has worked his way up through a variety of roles in the Bluefin Ludlow branch.
Liz commented “I’m really proud to head such an excellent branch for Bluefin insurance. Our employees have shown what an unbelievable job they do on a day to day basis, even being recognised through industry wide awards, and I am committed to continuing this high level of service for our clients going forward.”
Mark Taylor commented: “I am pleased and excited to be given the opportunity to head the Newcastle branch and am looking forward to using my many years’ experience here to help the branch grow and deliver.”
Gregory Markham commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity that I’m really looking forward to help grow the Leeds business. With a clear focus on client service I am convinced we can make a big difference here.”
Chris Lewis commented: “I’m very grateful to be entrusted with this important role. With the help of my colleagues I’m confident we can develop the business in the local area and expand our agriculture insurance expertise across the region.”
Kenny Hogg commented: “I am delighted we’ve appointed Liz, Mark, Greg & Chris to their new roles. They are symbolic of the dedicated and knowledgeable staff we have at Bluefin and I am convinced they will do an excellent job in their respective branches. They are taking over at great offices and with the support of our teams in the North and West Midlands, they can build and develop their branches further for the benefit of our clients. We hope that their achievements can demonstrate to others the exciting career opportunities within Bluefin.”