Before you embark on a journey towards becoming an insurance-sector Appointed Representative, or AR as it is known, you should really assess whether you have the skills required to make this new career choice – one in the world of self-employment – work for you.
If you are an insurance account executive, good at sales but purely driving money into the pockets of employers, you may well have considered going it alone and setting up your own insurance brokerage.
If you work in the insurance sector, you may have heard the term Appointed Representative used, but not really grasped what this is. You may have also seen the acronym AR, but not realised it stood for ‘Appointed Representative’. If you are an insurance account executive and talented salesperson, who is searching for a new career opportunity, it could pay to get your head around the terminology very quickly.
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Here at Gauntlet Enterprise, we have what we call ‘Tom Daley syndrome’. It means that we know we’re only as good as our last dive. We recognise that, if we want to keep attracting top talent in the insurance sector in the form of ambitious and high-flying insurance account executives, we need to continually stay on top of our offer as an AR principal.
The Gauntlet Group’s appointed representative (AR) network, Gauntlet Enterprise, celebrated its tenth anniversary, and Gauntlet Group’s 25th birthday, with inaugural awards for Gauntlet’s dedicated ARs.
Worried that you could not set up in business as a self-employed Appointed Representative because of your covenant? Here are 10 points that may change your point of view.
Ambitious Leeds-based commercial broker and Appointed Representative principal, Gauntlet Group, has signalled its intention to fast-track growth and reinforce its professionalism, through the appointment of well-connected and hugely experienced ex-Towergate director, Andy Parkin, to the role of Sales Director.
Gauntlet Enterprise, the appointed representative (AR) network operated by highly respected principal, Gauntlet Group, has taken another step towards consolidating its reputation as the AR network for top insurance professionals.
Gauntlet Enterprise is a robust, innovation-led AR network that has gained huge traction and achieved impressive growth over the past few years, but it isn’t right for every account executive seeking to build their own insurance business as an Appointed Representative.
Choosing an AR network that will match you up with the right Appointed Representative principal for your ambitions, and suit your individual needs as a self-employed broker, can be a tough decision.
Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and Appointed Representative principal, Gauntlet, has strengthened its hand in one of its key markets, bus and coach insurance, through a significant new appointment.
Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and appointed representative network principal, Gauntlet Group, is combining valuable training with insurer briefings and peer networking at its fourth AR Conference on September 27, organised to recognise the Gauntlet ‘glitterati’.
An experienced insurance professional, who puts the delivery of first-class customer service ahead of being part of a huge corporate insurance machine, has found a means of establishing his own business without losing access to the competitive quotes that smaller insurance brokers often cannot offer.
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An Oxfordshire insurance broker who previously worked at Matthews Comfort & Co, established his own business as an appointed representative of Gauntlet in 2017 and is now providing commercial insurance policies, and some personal lines covers, to clients across Oxfordshire.
A specialist in insurance, finance and legal recruitment has developed a new income source by not sticking purely to the standard recruitment model, but analysing candidates’ needs and aspirations and assessing if a self-employed career path would suit them better
Two directors of Leeds-based Gauntlet Group bought into the group’s Appointed Representative opportunity so much that they’ve decided to become Appointed Representatives themselves.
Leeds-based Gauntlet Group has partnered with a specialist trade credit management specialist with over thirty years’ experience in her field, to help launch Gauntlet Williams TCM, a Warwickshire-based business that helps businesses manage the risk of late payments and bad debts.
Leeds-based appointed representative principal, Gauntlet Enterprise, has been joined by another insurance expert wishing to realise their career and earnings potential.
Gauntlet Enterprise – the nationwide network for Appointed Representatives who run their own insurance brokerages with the backing of principal, Leeds-based Gauntlet Group – showed its innovative spirit by organising a conference with a difference entitled ‘Another Fine Mezze’.
Dynamic Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and risk manager, Gauntlet Group, has demonstrated its unswerving commitment to the upholding of professional standards within the insurance industry, by earning Chartered Insurance Broker status from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
Two ambitious insurance professionals from South Yorkshire have future-proofed their careers and put their destiny in their own hands, by starting their own insurance brokerage in association with Leeds-based Gauntlet Group.
Leeds-based commercial insurance broker, Gauntlet Group, has announced its latest audited results, having continued along its impressive growth trajectory and further invested in systems and employees.
Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and Appointed Representative network principal, Gauntlet Group, is urging businesses in sectors such as transport and property to act quickly, to cushion what is likely to be a major financial blow when their insurance renewal comes around.
Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and AR principal, Gauntlet Group, is to play a part in what has been billed as 'the greatest show in general insurance', having been short listed for the Insurance Times Awards for the second consecutive year.
Leeds-based commercial broker, Gauntlet Group, recorded a 37.5pc increase in premium income in the year ending March 31, 2016, pushing it past the £21 million mark for the first time.
A new insurance brokerage based in Spalding is opening up many extensive insurance avenues for business customers looking for better deals and more comprehensive insurance packages.
A Wakefield-based commercial insurance sector professional, who founded his own insurance brokerage six months ago, is putting his success down to hard work and the fact he chose to partner with the right people.
Gauntlet Enterprise, the career vehicle for entrepreneurial insurance sales specialists wishing to start their own insurance business, took on 14 Appointed Representatives in the last twelve months to March 31, 2016 making this the fastest rate of growth experienced by the highly selective AR network to date.
The newly launched network for directly authorised brokers, Gauntlet Broker Partnership (GBP), is reporting huge support amongst insurers for its proposition and can already offer its network members access to over 250 insurers and managing general agents. Thus far, no insurer has declined to be involved and names backing GBP already include Aviva, AXA, Zurich, RSA, NIG and Markel.
Gauntlet Group has appointed three new appointed representatives, who are already up and running with their own insurance broking businesses and making it their resolution to make 2016 a hugely rewarding year.
Forward-thinking commercial insurance broker and risk manager, Gauntlet Group, has launched a dynamic new network for directly authorised brokers, following months of strategic planning.
A supplementary range of Appointed Representative (AR) support mechanisms are currently under development at Gauntlet Group, following qualitative analysis undertaken after the Leeds-based commercial insurance broker and risk manager’s inaugural AR Growth Summit.
Commercial insurance broker and risk manager, Gauntlet Group, has responded to its impressive growth by purchasing new offices and relocating for the first time in its 20-year history, as well as rebranding the business with a new corporate identity and a suite of logos.
An Appointed Representative of Gauntlet Group, who started her business in December 2013, has made such a success of it that the business is now employing five people.