Flagship Partner Deal Between CII and Towergate
Towergate will become a flagship partner of the Chartered
Insurance Institute (CII), and the largest independent broker to
gain chartered status.
This ground-breaking agreement demonstrates Towergate's
commitment to achieve the highest number of staff possible gaining
CII qualifications relevant to their roles.
It creates an environment of professionalism, by enrolling all
of its staff as CII members. And this will enable the Towergate
Group to be regarded as “an employer of excellence”.
As a CII flagship partner, Towergate will become a gold sponsor
of the CII Talent Initiative and work with them to develop a
complete training and competency programme within the company to
complement Towergate’s own Academy.
Executive chairman Peter Cullum, who passed his FCII
examinations aged 21, said: "I have always been a firm believer in
the value of professional qualifications and that you 'get out what
you put in', so am committed to the CII.
We want to instil a culture of excellence which every member of
staff will feel proud to be associated with.
With the UK suffering from a major skills shortage which is
affecting the global competitiveness of UK business, it is
imperative that Towergate becomes a beacon for talent for those
seeking a career in financial services."
CII sales and marketing director Lee Gladwell: "Towergate is one
of the most entrepreneurial and successful companies to appear in
the insurance space for many years. We are delighted to have the
company join us as a flagship partner and for the company to
achieve chartered status.
We will develop a number of new initiatives over the coming year
in partnership with Towergate that will champion skills and
professionalism for the whole industry."
Towergate has one of the most qualified board of directors in
the country, with all of their executives having achieved ACII,
FCII, or Chartered professional status.
Chief Executive, Andy Homer, was President of the CII in 2002/3
and a founding member of the Insurance Broking Faculty board.
Towergate have over 3,000 insurance employees, and all will
become new members of the CII under the arrangement.
It employs 1,700 customer-facing staff in their retail
businesses and with its continuing acquisition strategy still in
full flow, the expectation is this will grow to over 2,000 in the
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