Who we are
I have been working within Insurance recruitment since 1998, my previous career being in insurance. Important to me has been maintaining a first class reputation in securing positions for experienced general insurance candidates across all technical sectors.
I like most, fell into the industry in 1989, where I joined a highly respected Insurance Brokers, OJF (now part of Giles). This is where I gained my passion for insurance and thirst to learn more. A move to Norwich Union expanded my focus further and I experienced fundamental knowledge in all areas of technical, sales as well as management.
A change of circumstances led me to into recruitment when I joined Independent Appointments in 1998 and took over the management of their established Leicester operation. My understanding of insurance, coupled with the soft skills in management provided the tools I needed. Successful inroads into the West Midlands resulted in the launch of their new office in 2000 based in central Birmingham. I spent a further 7 years in corporate recruitment for Independent and Search Consultancy building insurance recruitment teams, managing the day to day of the branches, developing key contacts and promoting the brand.
In 2007 I established my own business, Aspects Insurance Recruitment Limited, a specialised Insurance Recruitment provider. My aim was to provide a quality over quantity approach to recruitment, working more intimately with clients and candidates, something that could be hard to do in a corporate company. Luckily relationships that had been founded over the years paid off and the company has seen growth year on year. I’m proud of the work that the team at Aspects do in maintaining a professional company and valued service to the insurance industry.
When I’m not busy networking or playing an active part in the business as well as supporting the Leicester Insurance Institute, I find time to attend the gym, entertain and travel.
Aspects is not about being unique, boutique or all the other phrases bounded about by the recruiter set. Our people are what sets us apart and we just get on with doing the job we enjoy. This is why I joined.
Prior to life in insurance recruitment, I spent 11 years in the UK insurance sector as an underwriter and corporate broking manager. I have seen both sides and enjoyed the view. Now with over a decade of working in recruitment, I have the best of both my worlds: insurance and people
I have worked with plc boards, HR Directors and business managers as part of their recruitment partnership along with high street brands, one man bands and international markets but overall it is about doing the basics brilliantly and doing a bloody good job.
My specialties remain in account Management, tender and contractual issues, new business, candidates with technical insurance capabilities, PSL negotiation, getting talent into jobs quickly and knowing who is doing what with who in the South West insurance market
I began my insurance career over 20 years ago within the Midlands, starting within the personal lines arena for a national broker and soon progressed into the commercial sector, following the path to become a senior account handler dealing with large corporate clients. At this point in my career I chose the route of management and began as a brokering manager for a team of corporate account handlers. I thoroughly enjoyed management so decided to develop further and began a career of operational management within diverse business areas, which I continued for over 10 years.
Working with people is what drives me and I enjoy communication, supporting and mentoring and derive a tremendous satisfaction in assisting with developing people in order for the individual to achieve their goals and desires to fulfil their optimum potential.
In 2011 I joined Aspects as a consultant for the Midlands area and have continued to maintain existing relationships, plus gain new relationships with clients. I feel my knowledge of the industry, operations and people is a solid platform to provide an excellent service and achieve solutions.
Hi, I’m Shelley and I joined Aspects in 2009. I have worked within the insurance industry for 13 years the last 10 being within Insurance Recruitment. My roles within insurance have been that of PA, Claims Handler, Account Handler and Consultant.
At Aspects I am the Operations Co ordinator. I provide support to the consultants ensuring that all administration requirements are met. My role provides me with a varied day dealing with clients, candidates, company figures, job boards and advertising. I thoroughly enjoy the contact I have with candidates and clients and also the variety my role bring on a day to day basis.
I am insurance professional with 14 years experience in the Insurance sector. I started my Insurance career as a Personal Lines Executive working for Clarke Roxburgh (now part of Jelf Group) in their Stratford-upon-Avon branch. I then moved to HIA International in Coventry to become a Commercial Account Executive, dealing with all classes of Commercial Insurance, where I worked for 3 years.
I then moved to The Bateman Group in Warwick as a Commercial Account Manager, where I worked until I went on maternity leave in 2005. On returning to work I took on a part time position of Personal Line Executive but within a couple of years I had been promoted to Personal Lines Manager, the department specialised in High Net Worth clients with Art Collections.
I joined Aspects in 2011 as their Marketing & Support Co-ordinator, a role that utilises both my insurance experience and my Post Graduate Marketing qualification.