Rossborough Isle of Man invests in local talent as business continues to grow
05 Feb 2015
Rossborough has continued its commitment to developing local talent, expanding its team with the appointment of three local trainees.
The local insurance brokerage firm is this year celebrating 10 years of service to the Isle of Man community. The company, which has grown significantly since opening its doors in the Island in 2005, has also undertaken a significant office expansion project. The expansion, which has almost doubled the size of the company's office in Douglas, sees the firm take additional floor space in its existing premises in Victory House, Prospect Hill, providing the business with additional capacity to expand the team in the future.
Managing director at Rossborough, Tim Rattray, commented: 'We have occupied 1,200sqft for the past nine years at Victory House and recently took the decision to take an additional 1,000sqft on the floor above. We have moved our Corporate and Private Clients teams to the new office, which has freed up some valuable space on the ground floor for us to grow the business and take on new staff. I am delighted that as part of our growth plans we have also appointed three new trainees. I'd like to welcome Elizabeth Asbridge, Craig Gawne and Tom Gerrard to the team.'
Mr Gawne and Mr Gerrard have been appointed to work with Rossborough's Commercial team as trainee commercial brokers, while Miss Asbridge has joined the Professional Risks team as a junior professional risks broker. The three new recruits are local school leavers who have recently completed A-Level studies.
All three have enrolled on Rossborough's coveted two-year training programme, which includes studying towards the Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII). The training covers a range of core modules, which develop insurance knowledge and provide the confidence needed to excel in the workplace. Outside office hours, Mr Gawne is a keen golfer and boxing enthusiast. Mr Gerrard also has a passion for sports, in particular football. Miss Asbridge likes reading and keeping fit in the gym.
'All three new recruits will be expected to forge and manage excellent client relationships. We are committed to providing the highest levels of training and qualifications for all of our staff and are extremely proud of the depth of professionalism and expertise shown across the business, from the newest recruits through to more senior members of the team. This, when combined with our local presence, ensures we can provide the best service and support for our customers,' added Mr Rattray.
Rossborough opened its doors in the Isle of Man in August 2005. Part of the Rossborough Group, which has been serving Channel Islanders for more than 75 years, the company was bought by leading global insurance brokerage, A J. Gallagher & Co. in 2013. Today, as part of the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Group, Rossborough is able to continue providing a personal, local service, with the backing, knowledge and experience of a leading global insurance broking firm.