General insurance provider Uinsure has hired Tim Horne (pictured) as business development manager for the Central Region.
He previously worked at Magellan Homeloans and Castle Trust, where he covered broker and key accounts in the Midlands.
Uinsure has also hired Ian Twentyman as a telephone account manager for the South West and Wales from Virgin Media.
Jason Berry, sales director at Uinsure, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tim and Ian to our expanding Uinsure team.
“Tim brings a wealth of financial services experience which will undoubtedly benefit our adviser relationships in the Midlands area whilst Ian impressed hugely during the interview process, particularly with his desire to deliver exceptional support to customers.
“During 2018 the insurance distribution directive will force those financial advisers wishing to continue transacting Insurance sales to seek educational support and guidance.
“These latest appointments demonstrate Uinsure’s ongoing commitment to support the financial adviser community effectively and we are determined to ensure that providing Home Insurance advice can easily be built into everyday sales processes.”
Horne said: “I knew people on the Uinsure sales team before I joined and what has jumped out at me from day one is the enthusiasm and passion that everyone seems to have.
“I’m very excited to play my part in the company’s next phase of growth and tap into the huge distribution opportunities which exist.”
And Twentyman said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Uinsure and contributing to their rapid growth.
“The company is going from strength to strength and I’m genuinely excited for what the future holds.
“I love that I’m joining a company that has a real family feel to it, and I can’t wait to start supporting brokers in the South West and Wales area.”