AXA has set up a commercial underwriting marketing team in a bid to boost communications with its broker partners.

AXA commercial lines business manager Roy Watkinson said the team was part of the drive to push AXA commercial to "the next step".

Mark Woffenden has been appointed as commercial lines channel and customer manager to head up the new team.

Both Somi Ramachandria and Beverly Turner have been appointed as customer proposition managers, while David Bryce has joined as strategic partner marketing manager.

Simon Marriott has been made intermediary marketing manager, and Carolyn Phillips has been named SME marketing manager. Both were internal appointments.