Latest Industry Appointments

Auger, based in Wallasey, Wirral, has recruited new staff to grow its UK-wide engineering team to 80 members of staff.

The company has appointed more than 30 new employees, including both office and site-based staff, from engineers to assistant engineers and account managers to create an expanded direct labour force over the last 12 months.

Earlier this year, the company launched the Auger Academy to formalise the training given to its new and existing engineers in drainage and water supply for the insurance industry.

Nicola Lyon from Auger

Nicola Lyon, (pictured) head of recruitment and staff development at Auger said: “We have had a very successful start to the year by appointing more than 18 new engineers to the Auger family.

“Earlier this year we formalised our training by introducing the Auger Academy to improve the skills of our direct work force. We believe this has had a huge impact on the number of successful candidates being appointed.

“Employing a direct workforce on the ground means that we can deliver a service that is unrivalled for our insurer clients and the customer.”

Free Agent Hires Nick Longden as VP Sales

FreeAgent Holdings a provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) accounting software solutions has announced the appointment of Nick Longden as VP of Sales to help spearhead its growth strategy within its Accounting Practice Division.

Formerly VP Fintech, Mobile & Connected Devices at Mobica, Nick will be responsible for maximising growth and further boosting FreeAgent’s reputation in the accountancy practice sector.

Nick’s appointment at FreeAgent comes after a two-decade long career in the accounting software industry, where he has worked for major companies including Sage, Xero, CCH and Pegasus.

Ed Molyneux, Founder and CEO of FreeAgent, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Nick as our new VP of Sales. A veteran of the accounting software industry, Nick was involved at the very start of the cloud and SaaS revolution and has worked with some of the leading names in the industry.

Ed Brings in Duncan Childs

Re-insurance specialist Ed has a new Wordings Advisory Manager, in the shape of Duncan Childs, who joins from Eversheds Sutherland. Childs has two decades of insurance law experience.

Canopius Appoint Nigel Meyer CFO

Former Chief Operating Officer of Brit Ltd, Nigel Meyer has joined Canopius as Chief Finance Officer. Meyer has previously worked at RSA and Aviva. Canopius was recently bought by Centerbridge Partners and Laurie Davidson will join as COO in April.


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