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February 10, 2010 01:00 ET

Brit Insurance Expands Team in Key Accounts

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 10, 2010) - One of the U.K's leading providers of motor trade insurance, Quote Me Today have reacted to news that Brit Insurance is expanding its workforce.

In these downsizing times, Brit Insurance is bucking the trend and, rather than shedding staff, is expanding its team in the Glasgow office, which covers the Scotland and Northern Ireland region.

In total six new appointments have been made – both internal promotions and new hires. Three of these are to senior positions in the motor team, reflecting an upward trend in the company's activity in this area. A key part of the team's brief is to develop the expanding area of motor trade insurance.

Heading this team, Richard Plews has been promoted to become the new UK motor underwriter with responsibility for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Kathleen Lenaghan will be the assistant underwriter for the same region; she brings to the role her experience and expertise as fleet underwriter for Aviva. The third major appointment is underwriting assistant Lisa Rusk, who has transferred from within Brit to join the account and help with developing motor trade insurance.

Other key new hires are Suzanne Sahadew from Hiscox (and previously Aviva), new property combined underwriter, and Truan Stuart, who joins the team as assistant underwriter for the same account. Wallace Graham, an internal appointment, is promoted to the role of new business development manager for Scotland.

Regional manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, Andy Fitzgerald, congratulated all the existing staff on their promotions and welcomed the three newcomers to Brit. He added: 'Our successful expansion, with the development of high quality new business, including motor trade insurance, is reflected both in new hires and in promotions from within our talented team. Richard Plews will fill an increasingly important role leading our region's Motor account.'

A spokesperson for Quote Me Today commented: "This is a good sign in the current climate with new jobs being created instead of people losing work."

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