Ryan Whybrow: Too Good to be True

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“I fell into my first insurance job at the age of 17 because I wanted to be able to afford a car! But I ended up finding something I’m actually passionate about. 23 years later it’s great to feel passionate about it again. With Konsileo I’ve re-found my love for the job – and my […]

Josh Bedford: Understanding Clients’ Needs

“You don’t need to wear a suit and sit in an office for 7 hours a day to be a professional. In fact in insurance broking you’re probably worth more to your clients when you actually roll up your sleeves and get stuck into what really makes them tick, what their risk are, and what they really need in terms of cover.”

Kim Appleby-Jones: Flexibility and Putting Clients First

Kim has worked in insurance in various roles for much of her working life, including at her husband Stephen’s brokerage. When it was sold, she thought at first it might be time to retire… But when husband Stephen had an interview with Konsileo, they wanted Kim to come on board too!  “We’ve always been a […]

Lisa Petherick: Balancing Work and Family Life

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Lisa Petherick was flying high (often literally) managing global risks for a captive insurance company, before moving to an Insurance Provider as a Board Member. However, she knew the long hours weren’t going to be compatible with starting a family. When a merger and acquisition offered the opportunity for a career break, she took it.   […]

Lucy HG: Flexibility, Development and the Future of Work

Lucy HG

Early this year it was my work anniversary, I’ve been at Konsileo for 2 years. To say that I’d vowed never to be an employee, ever again after years of self-employment, I’m rather enjoying myself!  I love everything I do here and wouldn’t change it for the world, the fact I have flexibility is invaluable. […]

Duncan Bennett: Falling Back in Love with Broking

Duncan Bennett had been running his own brokerage firm and pouring hours into it – when he realised he wanted something different out of his life. When an old colleague told him about Konsileo, he knew he’d found it.   Duncan says: “Running your own business can take over your entire life, and I found that’s […]

Ian Gardiner: One Last Challenge

Ian Gardiner, from Sussex, has been in insurance for 38 years, in various roles across various firms. He rates his three years with Konsileo as his best role by far.   “I started out in insurance as a fresh-faced 16-year-old,” says Ian. “And I’ve done all sorts. I’ve been a desk-top claims handler, a loss adjuster, […]

Paul Turner: An Agile and Innovative Business Model

Paul started out at his Dad’s Halifax insurance business at the age of 17, when an ankle injury put paid to his dream rugby career. He’s since run various local brokerage offices and divisions – and spent a short stint as a desk-based broker at a large firm. Three years ago, he started with Konsileo. […]

Derek Bentley: Freedom and Caring About Clients

After 40 years working at large insurance and broking firms, Derek Bentley decided he was fed up of being an anonymous cog in a huge wheel and took a job with Konsileo. One year on, and he’s loving being employed at a place where he can be his own boss. Derek explains: “The real buzz […]

Amanda Gray: back to work and part time plans

When Amanda, from Bedford, was made redundant from a large brokerage at 8 months pregnant, she really wasn’t sure what she’d do next. So, a little while later when she got head-hunted by Konsileo and offered the perfect job, she thought it might be too good to be true. “I’m a big believer that things […]