Group makes two new appointments

The IGI Group is continuing its expansion with the announcement of two key appointments.

Nicola Hickling and Mark Searcy join as sales and marketing executives, to be based at the insurer's Nottingham head office.

Hickling previously spent three years working for Combined Insurance of America (CICA), where she became an area manager and specialised in personal accident and sickness cover.

While Searcy has already spent most of his career with IGI holding numerous roles from positions in broker liaison to sales and marketing manager as well as underwriting manager, before he took a brief career break.

Hickling said: "I'm enjoying my new role at IGI and have so far found the position to be challenging yet rewarding.

"I have been afforded the flexibility to develop my own sales technique and together with Mark we've been developing good relationships with brokers."

Searcy added: "I'm thrilled to be back at IGI and am looking forward to continuing to develop our core lines of business.

"I believe our current product range is superb and this is enhanced by our excellent relationships with brokers.

"With this new position I'm aiming to re-establish the broker contacts I have previously made and I am confident Nicola and I can drive an increase of new business to help IGI achieve its expansion plans."

Keith Wardell, chief executive, IGI Group, said: "Our team's strength and breadth of expertise is continuing to grow and these appointments reflect the success of our expansion plans as we continue to develop our existing lines of business as well as introduce new ones."