The Willis UK brokers Networks team has been awarded the title of “Chartered Insurance Brokers” by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
The Willis Networks team manages Willis Networks, comprising the Willis Commercial Network and Willis N², and is the first broker network team in the UK to achieve this status.
Willis explained that the “chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms that meet rigorous criteria in relation to professionalism and capability. To achieve this status the Willis Networks team was able to demonstrate to the CII that it works in an ethical manner and places the clients’ interests at the heart of the advice it gives.”
Sara Fardon, Managing Director, Willis Networks commented: “This demonstration of our professionalism is a key part of our Network strategy. Our Network members are renowned for their quality and so it’s essential that the Willis team can demonstrate our own commitment to quality and professionalism.”
Willis also pointed out that “less than 100 firms have achieved Chartered status, but of these over 10 percent of all chartered UK brokers are Willis Network members.” Fardon noted that insurers and clients are increasingly seeking out “brokers that can display the highest standards. Setting ourselves apart from the competition is exceptionally important. Throughout 2012, we will be working with our members to increase the number of brokers who achieve chartered status.”
Willis UK & Ireland CEO Dan Wilkinson described the accreditation as “a great achievement for Sara and her team and shows that Willis Networks not only talks the talk, but walks the walk too! We are creating a high-performing network run by professionals for professionals and are delighted that the CII has recognized this by awarding us Chartered status.”
Source: Willis Group Holdings
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