Bexhill UK Limited, the insurance premium finance provider and part of Orchard Funding Group Plc, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of highly-experienced sales professional Andy Appleton as its new Sales Director.
The appointment is a key part of Bexhill’s overall ambition to win a significant share of the market for premium finance amongst brokers following the flotation of its parent company, Orchard Funding Group plc, in June 2015. The company is also moving into larger premises in Luton, which will house its growing sales team and cater for the expected growth.
Andy has worked in the insurance sector for 28 years, the last 18 years in the premium finance market where he has held senior sales positions with Close Brothers and Laser UK. At Bexhill he will drive the growth of its in-house premium finance and direct finance propositions, enhance brand awareness and develop long term relationships with key partners across the UK insurance sector.
Andy Appleton commented: “I am delighted to have joined Bexhill UK at an exciting chapter in its growth. The listing of the group on the London Stock Exchange in July 2015 has provided the business with the financial platform to grow and develop its already strong product proposition. I am looking forward to meeting existing and new partners during 2016 to discuss how we can enhance the premium finance experience for brokers, insurers and their customers.”
CEO of Bexhill UK, Ravi Takhar, adds: “Andy’s appointment sends a strong message to the market that we are serious about growing our premium finance portfolio of partners. Andy has a wealth of experience in the sector and is well respected for the value he provides in forming long term sustainable relationships. I am looking forward to working with him to achieve our growth plans for the future.”
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Part of Orchard Funding Group PLC, a global financial services group which has been operating within the premium funding market for 13 years, Bexhill UK supports hundreds of insurance brokers 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.