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Pavey Group staff are making their mark

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

Pavey Group staff (back, from left) Lauren White and Helen Jones, (front, from left) Jan Newman and Julian Head

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Exeter and Torbay-based insurance and financial services firm Pavey Group is celebrating the achievements of a number of staff members who have gained recognition so far this year.

As a strong supporter of the local insurance institute, the company was proud to see Helen Jones, senior account manager, representing the Exeter Institute as president for 2013/2014.

She has now agreed to remain in the role for a second year.

The Chartered Insurance Institute is the world’s leading professional body for the insurance and financial services industry and is committed to maintaining the highest standard of technical competence.

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Her role as president involves Helen leading the Exeter Institute Council, arranging regulatory seminars and training courses, along with fundraising for her chosen charity Rainbow Living.

Pavey Group has also been a great supporter of the Paignton Secretarial College apprenticeship scheme, so it was particularly pleasing that the Insurance Institute of Exeter recognised Lauren White as Young Professional of the Year 2013/14. Lauren joined Pavey Group as an apprentice in 2010 and is now a commercial account handler, managing a portfolio of clients.

Julian Head, team leader and senior commercial account handler, was recently awarded his Advanced Diploma in Insurance, recognised as equivalent to a degree. Julian has mentored a number of his colleagues who are working towards their insurance qualifications by leading weekly study groups.

For clients working with Pavey Group, their fully managed claims service has been invaluable to many, and is a clear differentiator for the independent insurance broker as many brokers outsource claims handling or do not employ dedicated claims professionals.

Another colleague is celebrating recognition in a national industry awards contest.

Nick Sanders, director at Pavey Group, said: “I am delighted to see our claims service being recognised by the Insurance Times, and in particular claims manager Jan Newman, who has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Outstanding Broker Claims Individual of the Year category at the Claims Excellence Awards being held in London in May.”

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