Centor Awarded Chartered Status

UNA Member, Centor has become the latest organisation to achieve Chartered Status.

There are only 140 brokers to have achieved this across the country, and 8 of those are UNA Members.

As you know, our Members are committed to the highest level of professional and ethical standards and it's wonderful to have had that independently verified by our industry’s professional body.

Congratulations to all!

Tysers Launch Cloud-Based Automation Platform

UNA Member, Tysers has launched Tconnect - a cross-functional, cloud-based platform designed to consolidate processes and automate the end-to-end life cycle of a policy. The platform has been designed as part of a programme to modernise the broker’s IT infrastructure and digitally transform the business, improve operational efficiencies and accelerate the growth of the business through the development of client-facing digital quote and bind capabilities and portals, digital placement, market integration.

To read more, please click here https://www.tysers.com/tysers-makes-strong-progress-on-the-digital-transformation-of-its-business-with-the-launch-of-tconnect/ 

Mind the gap bringing customer service back up to speed

Customer service excellence. It’s that Mecca that every business – well most, anyway – aim to achieve. Customer expectations and requirements are always changing and organisations need to change with them. Change has certainly happened over the past couple of years, but statistics show that this is perhaps not always in the right direction. 

When it comes to the overall customer service picture, UK consumers are fed up with companies using Covid as an excuse for bad service. Fact. The UK Institute of Customer Service reports that, in their survey of 10,000 consumers, the number of complaints about poor service in the last six months was at its highest level since 2009.

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UNA Launches its Annual Awards

Having been postponed last year - along, with pretty much everything else - we're delighted to announce that applications are now open for this year's UNA Achievement and Newcomer Awards.

Open to employees from all our Member firms, the awards seek to recognise those who have truly made a difference.

We're also delighted to announce that UNA Partner Insurer, NIG will be sponsoring these awards.

All awards will be presented at this year's UNA Conference on 11 November, so good luck to all!

T L Dallas Expands

UNA Member, T L Dallas has announced the opening of its new North Yorkshire Division.

Headed by experienced duo Simon Drew and Mark Wilding, Dallas Wilding Drew has opened in Settle, North Yorkshire.

The pair have a combined total of more than 50 years of corporate insurance, personal insurance, and risk management experience between them.

As part of the wider TL Dallas group, Dallas Wilding Drew has the capability to offer a wide range of insurance services for both businesses and individuals. 

The new operation will service customers in the local area and further afield, utilising TL Dallas’s size and scale across its extensive UK office network.

Tim Mortimer, Commercial Managing Director at Bradford-headquartered TL Dallas, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark and Simon to the TL Dallas group. They are both first rate operators with extensive knowledge, experience and networks, and will provide valuable services to the local community.  The opening of our new North Yorkshire office is in line with our strategy of attracting high quality individuals and expanding our footprint to help us achieve our growth aspirations.  This move means we can continue to offer our clients the best service possible through our independent operating model.”

Simon Drew said:

“Our focus as trusted advisers is to deliver the best value for money that we can for our clients across general commercial and corporate insurance.  We have exciting plans for growth and Mark and I are looking forward to delivering on this as part of the TL Dallas family.”

Mark Wilding added:

“Both Simon and I have been given an incredible opportunity to build a business with TL Dallas under the Dallas Wilding Drew brand. We had been exploring opportunities to launch a venture together and following conversations with the TL Dallas board, the Dallas Wilding Drew proposition evolved. We are delighted to be part of such a successful group whose values are aligned with our own, and we’re looking forward to celebrating many successes together over the coming years.”  

Mark and Simon previously worked together at Marsh Commercial.