Sophie Snook hired to head new division

Niche motor broker DNA Insurance Services has hired Sophie Snook to lead its new property owners’ insurance division.

She joins DNA from Alan Blunden and Company where she was assistant manager with responsibility for its caravan, let property and commercial accounts.

DNA’s new property owners’ division will focus on placing buy-to-let, holiday home and commercial premises risks.

DNA director Alf Costa said: “Launching a property owners’ division is a logical step in the development of DNA as this often non-standard business requires the same flexible broking approach as our long established niche motor book.

“We believe Sophie’s market experience will enable us to quickly build a significant and profitable account.

“With the majority of financial intermediaries and advisers predicting an increase in buy to let mortgages this year we want to be ready to provide flexible insurance cover for these new investors as well as experienced landlords.”