Martyn Holman is joining Markerstudy Group on 2nd January 2014 as Group Commercial Director.
With an insurance career spanning 35 years, Martyn has a wealth of experience across the industry, in underwriting and broking, sales and management. During his professional development, he held appointments in Cornhill and Bishopsgate (Fortis), before heading into Lloyd’s with Brockbank/Zenith as Head of Agency and Sales.
More recently, in 2000, Martyn joined Marsh to direct the SME and Bancassurance business, before departing two years later to set up One Business Insurance, part of Group Direct which subsequently became Brightside Plc. During his 11 years at Brightside, Martyn orchestrated the retail insurance broking arm of the business, and secured the position of CEO in 2012.
Kevin Spencer, Group CEO of Markerstudy, said: “I have known Martyn for many years, and I am delighted he has chosen to join our Board of Directors.
“In addition to Martyn’s business acumen, he has never been known to turn down a corporate invitation, and moreover, has won every major insurance-related golf event. In fact, he is synonymous with ‘putting the fun into insurance’ so there is no better fit, to my mind!”
As Group Commercial Director, Martyn will be responsible for identifying and developing new opportunities throughout the group, and strengthening existing relationships.
In addition, Markerstudy Group has appointed Russell Bence to the position of Managing Director for the retail division. Russell joined Markerstudy in 2009 as Head of Sales and became Head of Retail in 2010.
Notes to Editors:
The Markerstudy Group includes the insurance arm of the business: Markerstudy Insurance Company Limited, Zenith Insurance plc (acquired in January 2010) plus supporting companies Markerstudy Limited and Zenith Insurance Management UK Limited, providing distribution, claims and administrative support. St Julian’s is the MFSA regulated Insurance company writing EL/PL classes for the Group. The following brands operate within the Markerstudy Retail Division: Blagrove Insurance Brokers, Caterer’s Club, Equesure, Insurance Choice, Insurance Factory.com, Insurance Factory Commercial, Insurance Shop, Mobilers, The Insurance Factory and Thames City Insurance, all of which offer value and choice to a wide range of customers. The Group recently acquired four businesses from Capita Insurance Services - Lancaster Insurance Services, Sureterm Direct, Delta Underwriting and BDML Connect. In addition, The Markerstudy Group encompasses Auto Windscreens, which joined the Group in February 2011, TCW Group, acquired in June 2011 and Vision Vehicle Solutions Limited, purchased in December 2012.
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