Chris Millen, 23, who has joined Henderson’s as a commercial broker, will be supported through a professional development programme including Chartered Institute of Insurance qualifications.
Chris, who lives in West Monkseaton, studied at Whitley Bay High School and Newcastle College before gaining work experience in customer service, customer adviser and sales roles.
He enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures and before joining Henderson spent a year working his way around South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
Chris said: “Henderson Insurance Brokers has a strong reputation in the insurance sector and that is what attracted me to apply to work at the company.
“I am looking forward to the challenges of my new job and gaining the qualifications that will help me advance my career with Henderson Insurance Brokers.”
Keith Ward, regional managing director of Henderson Insurance Brokers, said: “Chris is a confident individual with a strong work ethic and he will be an asset to the Henderson’s team at Newcastle.
“His experience of travelling abroad on his own demonstrated he has the ability to use his initiative and deal with people from all walks of life, while his previous jobs showed he is equally comfortable being part of a team – qualities which will be vital to his role as a commercial broker with Henderson.”
Henderson Insurance Brokers is one of the top five leading insurance brokers operating from 11 offices across the UK and delivering for clients in all industry sectors. The company has specialist divisions in construction, real estate, retail/wholesale, manufacturing and haulage, as well as strong expertise in risk management.
The Henderson portfolio also comprises a specialist Lloyd’s business, Contractsure, and further divisions for surety services, risk management, healthcare and employee benefits. The company draws on more than two decades of experience to deliver tailored packages. For more information log on to http://www.hibl.co.uk