Following a fantastic 2011, three promotions and a new recruit later ARAG plc has had a speedy start to 2012.
ARAG’s sales team is preparing for a growth over the next two years with the appointment of a broker business manager. Matt Warren has moved into the role five years after he joined ARAG as a business development executive.
With a long history of experience in the legal expenses industry and in line management roles, he is the perfect candidate to drive the broker sales team forward over the coming years. Andy Talbot, head of sales, comments: “Matt has been with the company practically from the start and has excelled in generating business from brokers in the south of England. His new role makes him additionally responsible for the UK-wide broker-facing development team.”
The marketing team is also preparing for the future with the promotion of Claire Jones to senior marketing executive role. Joining ARAG in 2010 as marketing and communications coordinator, Claire is now responsible for leading the marketing team and implementing the marketing strategy that will propel the ARAG brand into 2012 and beyond.
Business development and marketing director Paul Hurley adds: “This is another newly created role that was required to make sure that we keep pace with our growth plans. We are delighted that we have been able to fill this position internally, which shows our commitment to developing our staff.”
As part of the recruitment drive, internal candidate Maria Dudley was selected to fill the new marketing and sales support assistant role. In her first marketing role, Maria will be a key member of the growing marketing team and provide vital support to the after-the-event sales team.
Taking ARAG plc employee numbers above 50, Ann Hoddy joins the claims department as a claims handler. In this role she will support her colleagues in the before-the-event team.