H&H Insurance Brokers (HHIB) has expanded its senior team with three key hires, appointing Craig Dickson (pictured right) and David Murchie (pictured left) as account executives, and Mary Ballard (pictured centre) in a dual role as business development executive and trainee account executive.
Operating from HHIB’s Newtown St Boswells office, Dickson will be covering the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland territories, while Murchie’s focus will encompass clients in Dumfries, Galloway, and the broader southwest Scotland area.
Ballard will be based at the Carlisle headquarters, focusing on growing client relationships and leveraging her commercial sector experience to support business growth.
Commenting on the firm’s new hires, HHIB manging director Paul Graham emphasised the significance of a robust team in “moving the business forward and building on our success.”
“The depth and breadth of experience which Craig, David and Mary bring to the team is fantastic and we’re delighted that they are now part of the HHIB story,” Graham added.
Dickson joins HHIB from NFU Mutual, where he worked as a regional broker. Murchie’s previous role as a Stranraer-based agent specialising in agricultural and commercial insurance was also with NFU Mutual. Meanwhile, Ballard was previously a business development executive at the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce.
“The whole ethos behind account executives at HHIB being trusted advisors for their clients is something which really resonated with me,” Dickson said in an emailed news release. “It’s all about building trust and making sure you look after your clients so they can have peace of mind when it comes to insurance.”
“Having grown up on a farm, agriculture has always been a part of my life and joining HHIB really feels like I am going back to my roots,” Murchie added. “I’m delighted to be part of the team and to continue to deliver a brilliant service for clients.”
“I’m all about people which is what drew me to the role,” Ballard said further. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to use my experience as part of the HHIB team.”
Earlier this year, HHIB launched an automated system for processing livestock claims. The system was developed by claims management firm Crawford & Company.
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