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Arch UK strengthens Midlands team with two key hires

Arch UK strengthens Midlands team with two key hires | Insurance Business UK

Arch UK strengthens Midlands team with two key hires

Arch Insurance’ UK regional division has bolstered its Midlands presence with the appointments of Ian Grundy as branch manager and Kristian Bartlett as broker relationship development manager, both based in its Birmingham branch.

Grundy is tasked with driving the growth and development of the Birmingham office and delivering client service that meets the company’s standards, the insurer said. He has 30 years of experience in the UK insurance market and joins from AXA UK, where he was most recently strategic relationship manager. He was also previously a branch manager at LV=.

Bartlett will focus on enhancing key broker relationships and identifying further development opportunities throughout Birmingham and the Midlands. He has worked in insurance-focused roles for 20 years, most recently as head of sales and marketing at MGA Commercial Express. Prior to that, was sales manager at The Insurance Factory.

“Both Ian and Kristian have earned deserved reputations for building trusting and responsive relationships with brokers,” Mike Bottle, senior vice president, strategy and distribution, Arch Insurance UK. “Their experience, market insight and deep understanding of brokers’ needs will help us to continue to raise the bar on our quality of service and ability to collaborate with our broker partners to deliver informed solutions.”