ALPS Recruits New Business Development Manager as Growth Continues

Auto Legal Protection Services (ALPS), one of the UK’s leading providers of motor claims solutions, legal expenses and additional products, has taken on an experienced Business Development Manager as it continues to grow and secure new contracts.

Ben Lemmon joins ALPS from Gallagher Bassett where he was Client Account Manager and responsible for a large Lloyds-based insurer client specialising in a niche motor insurance market. He has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry overall with at least 10 years in claims handling.

Ben will oversee a team of seven managing ALPS’ new account with Lloyds trade broker, Clegg Gifford. ALPS recently won the contract to act as the outsourced claims function for all of Clegg Gifford’s First Notice of Loss (FNOL) motor claims across personal and commercial lines.

Ben will also be working alongside ALPS’ senior management team to develop existing accounts as well as identifying and exploring new business opportunities in the market.

The Clegg Gifford contract is the latest in a line of new business wins for ALPS which has taken on an additional 15 staff at its Cheshire head office in the last year in response to demand for its services. The company has seen its turnover increase by over 20 per cent year-on-year for the last three years and has seen claims volumes increase by a third over the last year.

Matt Field, Sales and Marketing Director at ALPS, said: “We’ve seen really pleasing growth in the last 12 months, with brokers such as Finch, Clegg Gifford and Broker Network choosing to outsource all or part of their services to us and we have exciting plans for this year. Our recruitment is an essential part of our growth strategy so that we continue to maintain the same high levels of service we have become so well known for. Ben will be an excellent addition to the team as we move forward.”

Ben Lemmon, Business Development Manager, said: “I had heard about ALPS in previous roles and I’ve always been impressed with their expertise and professionalism. After meeting some of the Senior Management team and hearing about their exciting plans for 2016 and beyond I knew I wanted to be a part of it. As a team we are working extremely hard to make sure that the Clegg Gifford account is well-established and that we continue to deliver a first class service.”

Media contacts:

SJ Wrigley at Spotlight Consulting on 07909 546104 or sj@spotlightconsulting.co.uk

Vicki Roe at Spotlight Consulting on 07967 804140 or Vicki@spotlightconsulting.co.uk

Editor’s notes

About ALPS

Established in 1998, Auto Legal Protection Services – ALPS – is a leading provider of of motor claims solutions, legal expenses and additional products to insurance brokers, networks and intermediaries throughout the UK. Based in Congleton, Cheshire, the company supports over 600 brokers and has over 40 staff. ALPS is authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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