As part of its commitment to expand its business expertise in the Corporate space and reach new markets, Allianz Partners UK has appointed Charlie Thomas as Head of Corporate Accounts and Andrew Tolman as Head of Business Development. Both appointments will bolster the success that the firm has achieved over the last year in the acquisition of new business in the travel, automotive and banking sectors, and continue its corporate growth plans in the post-pandemic market.
Coming to the business with over twenty years’ experience in the insurance industry, Charlie’s previous roles include Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships at BGL Group and National Partnerships Manager at Hiscox. His new role within Allianz Partners will see him use his background in insurance partnerships to strengthen business propositions with existing clients whilst looking to build new relationships in the banking and corporate sectors.
Andrew joined Allianz Partners in 2016 as Business Development Manager with an aim to build on new profitable opportunities and enter new markets. His promotion recognises his success during the last four years and provides him the opportunity to expand the New Business team as well as enhance current product offerings to ensure they continue to cater for customer needs following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’re thrilled to both welcome Charlie to the team and recognise Andrew’s dedication to the business with his new appointment,” comments Lee Taylor, Sales Director at Allianz Partners UK. “Their knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in our business development as we expand into new markets, as well as in our continual enhancement of the products and services we provide to meet the ever-changing needs of our partners and their customers.”
Both roles will benefit from investment by Allianz Partners in a new global IT platform which will deliver enhanced online digital experiences for its customers across all lines of business. The technology developments will make current processes, such as claims handling, policy sales and customer communication, much more streamlined and provide assistance at the touch of a button.
Commenting on his new appointment, Charlie Thomas said: “Allianz Partners is a trusted and well recognised brand in the travel, assistance and automotive insurance markets and I’m pleased to be joining the business at an exciting stage in its development.” Andrew Tolman added: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact across the insurance industry, driving change and creating opportunities as the market adapts to a new world. The rollout of our global platform ideally places us to be able to provide modern, digital solutions to both our clients and the end customer. Whilst this a challenging time, it is an exciting one too and our growing New Business team will support us in achieving our ambitions to provide greater support to a wider portfolio of markets.”