Growth prompts recruitment drive at Bristol firm

Ian, Sian and Mark

Ian, Sian and Mark

Bristol-based legal insurance specialist ARAG plc has made the first key appointments of what is set to be a significant expansion for the business at the start of 2016.

Ian Herbert, who joins the company as Underwriting Manager, has more than 30 years’ experience in the West Country’s thriving insurance sector at Endsleigh, Hill House Hammond, Mark Richards and, most recently, B4 Group.

“I’ve worked with ARAG in recent years and found their flexibility and innovation really refreshing,” comments Ian. “It’s great to be joining such a friendly but professional team that has a really strong reputation in the insurance industry”.

Mark Cashman, who joins ARAG as Product Development Advisor, gathered some 25 years of experience working specifically in the legal expenses sector and has since worked at Locktons.

“ARAG has always been known for developing interesting new products that shake up the market and really add value for clients,” says Mark. “I’m really looking forward to being part of that and working among so many familiar faces.”

Also new to the company this year is Sian Thomas, who has been appointed Account Manager in ARAG’s ATE (After-the-Event) division.

Sian has some 10 years’ experience in the industry, during which she has worked in a number of broker-facing roles.

Head of Underwriting and Marketing, David Haynes, commented on the appointments: “Our significant growth in recent years has created a number of key opportunities at ARAG that we’ll be filling this quarter.

“We’re lucky to have so many experienced candidates to choose from, especially here in Bristol, and I’m pleased to welcome Mark, Ian and Sian into the ARAG family.”