’We want to offer our brokers so much more than ‘just insurance’,’ says head of retail

Zurich UK has unveiled a new club in a bid to enhance trading relationships with independent regional brokers.

Zurich Club Blue, which was announced in a statement yesterday (2 May 2023), will help brokers by supporting their businesses and people.

Support will be provided in three areas, including futureproofing, professional development and ease to trade.

David Nichols, head of retail at Zurich UK, said: “As both sector and industry experts, we want to offer our brokers so much more than ‘just insurance’.

“We are all facing the same challenges, whether that be making our organisations more sustainable, supporting local charities or creating a sustainable workforce.

“We have so much value we can add to our customer’s businesses, Zurich Club Blue is a great way to share this expertise.”

The offer

As part of the move, Zurich specialists will share expertise with broker partners on D&I initiatives to help futureproof their businesses.

“This ranges from the benefits of advertising all roles on a part time, flexible working or job share basis right through to equal paternity leave and menopause policies,” a statement said.

“Other initiatives will have a focus on sustainability and supporting local communities through charity engagement, giving brokers the opportunity to volunteer with Zurich partners.”

The club will also allow brokers to access a network to help develop talent within the industry.

Monthly business development webinars, which offer insights on industry issues as they emerge, will also be included in the club.

Michelle Taylor, head of sales and distribution for Zurich UK, added: “In a world of consolidation, we need to recognise those who want to remain independent and offer them the support they need.

“Our new proposition will help them to grow, get to know us better and make them feel part of our community.

“The beauty of Zurich Club Blue is our ability to offer a bespoke proposition based on the broker characteristics and aspirations.”