Beazley appoints Sam Franks to lead UK business development
Beazley, has appointed Sam Franks as UK regional business development manager. He will join Beazley on 1st September 2018 and will be responsible for leading the company's UK business development initiative...
Mr Franks joins from Hiscox where he was Regional Manager for Hiscox Birmingham; prior to that he worked as Head of Broker Operations. . He has a wealth of experience in building a UK regional strategy and will be instrumental in developing Beazley's own strategy and broker relationships in the UK regions.
Mr. Franks will be based in the company's Birmingham office. Beazley has recently moved to larger premises in Birmingham, in anticipation of an increasing number of underwriters being based there in support of its UK regional ambitions. The office will also become a hub for claims handling, multinational credit control, project management and IT operations.
Commenting on Mr Franks' appointment, Will Roscoe, head of broker relations Europe at Beazley, said: "Expanding our business in the UK outside London is a major element of our European growth strategy. The role played by our UK business development manager will be critical to our success. We are delighted that Sam, with his profound knowledge and experience of the UK regional broking market, has chosen to join us."
Mr Franks added: "I am very excited to be joining Beazley to support its expansion in the UK regional broker market. I have spent my entire career in this market and passionately believe that forming a close partnership with brokers is key for mutual success. I can't wait to start helping regional brokers win more clients with Beazley's first class products and expertise."