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New Managing Director Appointed

6th July 2015
John Noone appointed Managing Director for H&H Insurance Brokers; pictured with a few members of staff

One of the leading independent insurance brokers in the UK, H&H Insurance Brokers has announced the appointment of John Noone as Managing Director.

This is a major appointment for both the H&H Group PLC, and the North of England’s insurance industry. John was formerly Managing Director of Bishop-Skinner Insurance Brokers (a CCV/Towergate company) based in Newcastle and has worked as an Insurance Broker for 30 years. John will be responsible for the future development, direction and performance of H&H Insurance Brokers Ltd (HHIB).

Demonstrating the strength of H&H Insurance Brokers across the North, John’s appointment is a reflection of the continued growth and ambition of the business. HHIB specialises in rural and commercial insurance, and in recent years has seen considerable growth in these sectors both organically and through acquisitions and this has led to the opening of new offices in Durham and North Wales. During the last twelve months the company has expanded both its commercial and rural insurance offerings and has opened its own dedicated specialist livestock division, in-Livestock.

John is a Chartered Insurance Broker, has an MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management and is currently working toward accreditation as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). Focusing on the development and growth across a range of sectors, John will work closely with the existing executive team to accelerate the growth of H&H Insurance Brokers and will be reviewing, in conjunction with the H&H Group, the opportunities to do this and deliver continued profitable growth.

As Managing Director John will formulate and implement business strategies whilst playing an integral part in driving H&H Insurance Brokers forward. He will also oversee the management and development of staff, to ensure that every client receives exceptional service, tailored to meet their own needs.

“I am delighted to be taking on this exciting and challenging opportunity. H&H is a well established and respected insurance brokerage business and a division of H&H Group Plc which is a company with a unique heritage. My aim is to work with our highly experienced team to grow the business and take it to the next stage of development.”

“Being part of such a large organisation, which also includes H&H Land and Property, Harrison and Hetherington Auction Marts, and H&H Reeds Printers there is a wealth of opportunity for us as insurance brokers to capitalise on supporting the insurance needs of their customers.”

Established in 1987, H&H Insurance Brokers is in its 29th year of trading. The company offers a broad portfolio across a range of specialisms, with clients ranging in size from small start-ups to large businesses. Increasingly, companies need to ensure that they are adequately insured both from a business protection and legislative perspective.

Understandably as Brian Richardson, Chief Executive for the H&H Group PLC explains, this is a key appointment for the company:

“H&H Insurance Brokers is an integral part of the H&H Group and John has been recruited to expand the business. The business already has a significant market share in the North of England, particularly in the rural sector and we look to further develop this from the excellent base we have.”

“No matter the size of a client’s business it is ever increasingly important to ensure that we fully meet their needs. John, being firmly rooted within the insurance industry, brings to H&H Insurance Brokers extensive management experience and a breadth of knowledge of the industry.”

“Whilst expanding the Company’s geographical area together with our client database, it is of great importance that we ensure that clients have the correct insurance in place, and I know that John will be integral not just to the growth of the company but to developing and strengthening our highly respected and experienced team and to keep delivering quality service and products to customers.”

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