Posted on 19th September 2018
Welshman takes Leadership Role at Twickenham
Sutton Winson, your local Insurance Broker & Risk Manager, offers a warm welcome to Gareth Roberts who has joined as a Director with responsibility for Commercial Sales & Development and managing the Commercial teams in their two offices.
MD, David Thomson, commented – “As a Chartered Insurance Broker with more than 30 years industry experience, gained at Commercial Union, independent brokers and latterly Jelf, we are delighted Gareth has chosen to join Sutton Winson. His sales and management experience combined with his industry knowledge are a perfect fit for us and will be invaluable in ensuring the continued growth ambitions of the business are met”.
Gareth confirmed – “I am very excited to be returning to a proud Independent Broker with traditional values offering a first class service to its clients across a full proposition of products. As a privately owned business decisions are made locally and it is refreshing to be working again for a firm which cares greatly for its people and is committed to their continual development, as well as a business capable of making significant investments to ensure future success where digital capability is key. It is very clear that our people are our greatest asset and live the ethos of ‘putting the client at the centre of everything we do’. Insurance is a relationship led business and I am really looking forward to being part of a brokerage which values its insurance partners and in turn is greatly respected by them”.
Sutton Winson has offices in Twickenham, Middlesex and Burgess Hill, Sussex with a highly technical and skilled team offering insurance solutions for commercial, employee benefits, healthcare, credit and risk management. Clients are diverse in size, trade and geography with multinational clients placed via the UNiBA and AESIS global networks, which offers placement in up to 130 countries.
David added – “As a Chartered Insurance Broker the commitment to its people is demonstrated by Gold Accreditation for Investors in People, winning The Training Award at the 2018 UK Broker Awards and reaching the final of the Best Companies to work for in Insurance Broking in 2016”.
Picture comment: Gareth is pictured receiving his welsh shirt from David and relishes the prospect of working with a team proud of its people and clients whilst also retaining a strong sense of humour.
"“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. "
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."