Gwent-based insurance broker Quote Detective is looking for new recruits after revealing plans to almost double its workforce by this time next year.
Quote Detective, the phone-based insurance business, currently employs 38 people at its head office at Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, but wants to take that number to around 65 by the end of the year.
Chief executive David Harlow said: “We have plans to boost our workforce up to 50 by Easter 2018 and to 70 by this time next year.
“We’ve negotiated terms with new insurers and improved terms with existing insurers which means that we are now even more competitive and therefore require additional staff to cope with this demand.
“The staff we have recruited for the business from the local pool have all been excellent and we’re now looking to repeat this process filling nine new sales positions and three customer service positions.”
Mr Harlow said Quote Detective is keen to spread its recruitment net as wide as possible in the local area by making working conditions as flexible and thus as attractive as they can.
Forty-one-year-old Sian Ralph-Pearce from Griffithstown, near Pontypool, has worked as head of service and quality at Quote Detective since March 2017.
She said: “We value our staff and encourage them to progress and become experts in their areas.
“Our aim is to create an environment where our staff feel valued, enjoy coming to work and feel rewarded for their efforts.
“We are looking for hardworking people with a can-do attitude that
“A good telephone manner along with good communication skills are also key to this business.
“Any individuals with above attributes that are looking for the opportunity to develop and progress within the insurance industry should apply as they will thrive in this environment.”
Quote Detective is owned by Next Risk solutions Ltd and works with leading businesses in the world of insurance broking and online quote comparison sites.
The firm outgrew its premises at Cwmbran’s Springboard Innovation Centre and is now established in 4,000 sq ft of space at Johnsey Estates owned Mamhilad Park Estate with an eye to securing more onsite office space.
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