First signs that Bristol based legal services insurer ARAG is implementing its expansion plan are evident from the six new recruits joining Head Office in quick succession. Earlier this year the company acquired a further 60% surface area within the Georgian-fronted office complex, then renovated and upgraded the entire space.
“This is all about forward planning” comments ARAG managing director Tony Buss. “Our continuing success in attracting demanding clients with our tailor-made policy offerings means we have a continuing need to anticipate demand levels. This way we ensure we maintain our award winning service levels across all areas of our legal services and insurance businesses. We are therefore opening up new roles across the company”.
With substantial pre-LASPOA* after the event cover being booked in the first quarter of last year it is the ATE Claims Management Unit that sees two new faces with Assistants Stephanie Paul and Freddie Pickles. Meanwhile, Judith Harper joins as Compliance Advisor after more than 30 years’ insurance industry experience and Michelle Camfield becomes HR, Facilities and Project Assistant putting her law degree and HR experience to good use.
On the before the event side Corrie Gilbert trades five years’ previous experience in a direct insurer’s complaints department for a support role with ARAG’s BTE underwriters. Concluding the line-up is Rachael Wornes, who brings 16 years’ legal expenses insurance experience into play as she takes responsibility for Group marketing activity.
“We are now in our eighth full trading year and looking ahead a similar length of time” adds Mr Buss. “It’s good to know that more high-calibre recruits are joining the team at this crucial point in ARAG’s development”.
* (Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act)