Bexhill UK, the insurance premium finance provider, has scored a major coup by appointing Alan Atkins, previously Head of Retail Broking at Premium Credit, as Managing Director.
Alan has over 24 years’ experience in the premium finance and insurance broking markets and has worked in senior roles at Premium Credit since 2006. Alan will join the Executive Team of Bexhill UK and its sister company, Orchard Funding, which provides professional fee funding to professionals such as accountants and solicitors. He reports to CEO, Ravi Takhar.
Alan will be responsible for delivering Bexhill’s growth strategy as well as delivering efficiencies across the business in order to improve the customer journey, which will be critical to new business wins and renewal retention. His priority in the first few months will be to build relationships with new and existing clients who already have shown interest in Bexhill’s wide range of products and services, including its bespoke platform.
Commenting on Alan’s appointment, Ravi Takhar CEO said: “I’m delighted to welcome Alan to the Executive Team. Alan has a huge amount of credibility, expertise and experience and his connections will be invaluable to our business going forward. I’m also extremely excited about the customer insight and focus he’ll bring to the role. Alongside his enthusiasm, these skills will be key to shaping Bexhill UK and driving our business forward as we expand as an independent business.” “Bexhill UK has a great future following the recent IPO in July 2015 and Alan’s appointment gives us the opportunity to further improve our market share very quickly.” Alan added: “I am very much looking forward to working with Ravi and the Executive Team. This is a pivotal moment for the business and we will see some exciting growth and development ahead. I am looking forward to being a part of such a fantastic team that has been instrumental in getting Bexhill UK to its current position within the market and most importantly being the first Premium Finance Company to be approved by the FCA.”
In the last 16 years Bexhill UK/Orchard Funding have funded over £600 million to insurance brokers, professional organisations and their clients, resulting in zero losses through careful management. In May, Bexhill UK announced that it was the first premium finance company to offer a peer to peer lending platform in the insurance broking market.
For further information please contact: Vicki Roe, Spotlight Consulting: firstname.lastname@example.org 07967 804140
About Bexhill Part of Orchard Funding Group PLC, a global financial services group which has been operating within the premium funding market for 16 years, Bexhill UK supports hundreds of professional organisations across the UK. Its original unique funding model provides the finance, if required, and the supporting technology to enable brokers to run their own premium finance company without any need for complex training or additional overheads, whilst ensuring they remain in total control of the relationship with their clients.