Verlingue adds to UK team

New arrival comes from PIB

Verlingue adds to UK team

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Verlingue Ltd, the UK-based Chartered insurance broker that is part of French group Verlingue, is supporting its continued growth in the British corporate sector by installing a deputy head of corporate.

Reporting to corporate head Kevin Charman, Howard Jones (pictured) brings more than 17 years of insurance broking experience to the business. His credentials include time spent at PIB – where Jones most recently served as branch director – Erskine Murray, WTW, and Heath Lambert (now Gallagher).

“This appointment underlines both our ability to attract high-quality talent and our determination to ensure we are developing a robust, long-term succession plan,” Verlingue UK chief executive Mike Latham said in an emailed release.

“As deputy, Howard will work closely with Kevin over the next few years to shape our national offering with larger corporates and ensure we continue to deliver consistent growth through high-quality service.”

Jones, meanwhile, lifted the lid on what attracted him to the company.

“It was very clear from my first interactions with the management team at Verlingue that it is a business completely focussed on its clients, its people, and on delivering long-term sustainable profitability,” he commented. “This approach really appeals to me and is aligned with my own priorities.

“It’s also an incredibly exciting time to join the business following recent structural changes and rebrand which ensure we are bringing the very best of the group to our clients.”

Earlier this year, Verlingue UK hired Ian McKinney as part of the broker’s expansion in Birmingham.

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