Broker reveals investment in staff was key to success

Welsh broker Moorhouse has attributed its 35% growth in GWP during the past 12 months to investment in the training and development of its staff.

The announcement was made after five Moorhouse managers passed the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 qualification in First Line Management.

Lyndon Wood, chairman and chief executive officer of Moorhouse Group, said: “We are thrilled with the success of our management team. Staff development is at the very top of our agenda at Moorhouse because we see a direct correlation between their commitment and motivation and our success.”

Moorhouse Group has this year exceeded its own sales targets and has increased its GWP by 35% to £31 million in 2007.

He continued: “Since our launch in 1990, we have enjoyed significant growth year on year at a time when many independent brokers are struggling. We encourage all our staff to follow academic or vocational qualifications and see it as our duty as an employer to help employees to develop new skills and to progress their careers. We also intend to invest further in recognised industry qualifications next year. "