Acquis Insurance Management Limited (Acquis), the independent insurance broker that specialises in managing insurance programmes for leasing companies across Europe, continues its rapid growth.
Nick Leader, CEO, has been strengthening the management team in order to both ensure that the high levels of service are maintained as the business grows, and to take advantage of the momentum Acquis has generated across Europe.
Asked about this additional recruitment, Leader said “momentum is something that can be hard to generate and easy to lose. It’s important that Acquis keeps its current momentum but at the same time it is imperative that we maintain the high levels of service we provide to our clients and their customers”.
The recent upsurge in demand has led to Acquis making management level appointments in every function of the business. Dave Webb (Head of IT) and Nicol Van Heerden (Customer Service & Claims Manager) joined Acquis in early 2018 and report into Acquis’ Head of Operations, Jeremy Miles, and Tania Stafford-Mills has been appointed as Financial Controller, reporting into Acquis’ CFO, Aine Phillips.
The biggest indication of the growing appetite for Acquis’ services comes from the appointment of Mikael Thiele to European Business Development Manager. Leader commented “Mika has a great track record of growing insurance businesses in Europe and he provides Acquis with a local understanding and presence in the Germanic markets. Mikael is based near Frankfurt and will provide local support for Acquis’ German client base as well as developing new relationships in Germany, Austria and Poland. Germany, in particular, is a very exciting market for us, and I’ve no doubt that Mika will be instrumental in continuing our success there”.