General insurance provider Berkeley Alexander has hired two business development managers.
Shelley Harmer has been appointed as a telephone business development manager and Simon Kemp as a business development executive.
Mark Hutchings, managing director of Berkeley Alexander, said: “These two new appointments are part of our ongoing recruitment drive to service the increased demand we have experienced this year and will further strengthen our commitment to support our intermediary partners around the UK with the very best products and services.”
Harmer joined from life insurer Vitality Health, while she has more than 10 years’ experience in insurance having held a number of management and executive roles across customer services, claims management, broker account management and sales; for companies including Towergate, GAB Robins and BeValued. In her new role, she will be responsible for managing the broker partnerships via several new distribution partnerships.
Kemp has joined the sales team with 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He spent 14 years with Hastings Direct as a customer service representative and team leader responsible for 16 agents, before moving to the AA as a customer relations executive to set up and manage its customer relations claims team.
Further development role appointments are expected in the coming months.