Senior director leaves in UK General restructure

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Exclusive: A senior director has left UK General and further roles are at risk as the group moves to restructure its sales team.

Post understands that business development director Jo Shorthouse and business development manager Nicola Lamming left the business with immediate effect last month.

A source told Post: “After Insurance Post revealed UK General reporting £5.9m exceptional operating losses in December 2017, Shorthouse and Lamming have left the business with immediate effect in February 2018.”

Matthew Schofield, chief commercial officer for UK General, confirmed to Post that the managing general agent is consulting on restructuring its sales team.

He said: “We are supporting our virtual insurer model by building a single sales team across all our distribution channels, Brokerpal/etrading, B2C/affinities and standard wholesale, to help give us a single view of our customers.

“Our ambition remains to get much closer to our customers to ensure we are giving them high quality solutions based on their specific needs.

“To achieve this, I am proposing to create a single team with a single lead, who will report into me.

“The single lead will have a remit for all the existing sales channels. I also want to confirm that Brokerpal will continue to be a key part of our etrading strategy in the future.”

UK General confirmed that under the plans, there are five current roles at risk. With two new roles being created in the new structure, three people will leave the business.

Schofield added that the proposals were still subject to consultation and he expected to finish the process within “the next week or so”.

 

 

 

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