Posted on 21st November 2017
Bennett Christmas appoints Marketing manager
Independent insurance broker and underwriter Bennett Christmas has appointed Helen Sundaram to the newly created post of marketing manager.
Helen, who will be based at the Bennett Christmas headquarters in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, will be responsible for coordinating all of the company’s online and offline marketing as it grows its extensive portfolio of business and personal insurance products and integrates new services, like its Risk Management and Health & Safety Consultancy, BC Risk Management.
“This is a key appointment as the company enters a period of significant expansion,” said Chief Executive Mark Bennett. “It indicates the importance the directors place on marketing the Bennett Christmas brand as we continue to build our reputation as a leading player in the independent insurance market and grow our gross written premium in line with an ambitious five-year plan.”
The company, which is part of Broker Network, recently acquired fellow member Slade Edwards Insurance Brokers, which has built a reputation for offering niche insurance products alongside a specialist risk management division.
Helen said: “I’m delighted to be joining Bennett Christmas at this exciting time in its development. The company has a reputation for providing a personalised service in a market that is increasingly dominated by remote online providers who cannot hope to build the relationship and continuity of service that we can. My job will be to see that the Bennett Christmas brand becomes the first choice for those seeking professional, personal, reliable, bespoke advice.
Helen brings 25 years experience in marketing and communications to her new role. A graduate in accounting and law, she founded her own marketing agency, specialising in the promotion of SMEs in financial services and overseas property, having built a successful career as a senior marketer in hospitality and international travel.
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "