Leading the way through the third Covid19 UK Lockdown and the challenges presented to local businesses, Ashbourne Insurance has made a second staffing appointment over the course of the past five months to the growing Commercial Department.
James Ayrton has been recruited to the role of Commercial Account Handler joining colleagues JP Costa, Jack Smits and Leone Richardson. He brings of wealth of experience to the team with over nine years experience working in the insurance industry with customers from various industries including Leisure, Construction and Fintech.
When not working 9 to 5 at Ashbourne’s Hoddesdon offices and pre-Covid lockdown rules, James is well known to local sports fans when wearing his Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club blue jersey, where he plays Inside Centre in Rugby Union. James loves many outdoor pursuits including golf, football, cricket and participating in triathlons. He often uses the challenge of triathlons to fundraise for local charities.
Photo: James Ayrton, Commercial Account Handler
Matthew Hunt, Commercial Sales Director who leads the Commercial team commented, “James is a wonderful addition to the Commercial department and has already proven himself as a fantastic team player, working with colleagues throughout the third lockdown and building excellent rapport with customers.
2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of Ashbourne Insurance since my father established the company in 1981; and James joins our dedicated team of insurance professionals who pride themselves in delivering the ‘Ashbourne Way’ every day – this is the secret to our longevity.
I am looking forward to introducing James to many more, much-valued commercial customers when we get back to face-to-face meetings later this year. In the meantime, we are only one call away to help and advise on the most appropriate insurance solutions tailored to commercial customers’ needs.”
New recruit James Ayrton, Commercial Account Handler said, ”I am delighted to have joined Ashbourne who have an excellent reputation in the insurance industry for delivery outstanding customer service – with a really impressive cabinet of business award trophies I must say! The team have been very welcoming and I would like to express my appreciation to Peter and Sarah Smits for hiring me during the most challenging time of a pandemic and to all the Ashbourne team for helping me during my induction period. I look forward to getting back to playing competitive Rugby in 2021 and continuing to help Hertfordshire business owners with all their commercial and personal insurance needs.”
Multi award-winning, third generation, family-run Ashbourne Insurance offers a wide range of business and personal insurance along with a claims advisory service. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Ashbourne employ an experienced team of insurance professionals, many of whom have been with the company for over ten years.
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