Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd has appointed Sarah Harrop as Head of HR as it continues to expand its business in the north and London.
Sarah is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and joins with over 30 years’ HR experience gained in blue-chip companies including Airbus, BUPA and People Plus. She will be overseeing a team based in the company’s Manchester HQ on Charlotte Street.
“I’m joining Bridge at quite a pivotal time, which is really exciting from an HR point of view, “ comments Sarah. “The business is renowned for its integrity, honesty and reliability amongst its long-standing clients and it’s really important that we maintain that as we grow into new industries. We have a team of people who take great pride in
what they do. I am committed to working with the Board to ensure that, as our business grows, we continue to have an engaged workforce that works together to deliver an amazing service to our customers”.
Bridge is celebrating 50 years in business in 2020 and employs over 100 people. Half a century on, founders Mike Backner and Gilbert Cohen still work at the Manchester office every day. The London arm of the business has just moved to new larger premises on Leadenhall Street in The City to facilitate its growth plans.
Mike comments: “We are continuing to grow steadily, which has been our strategy since Gilbert and I decided to start the company at the close of 1969.” Sarah concludes: “Next year will be quite the celebration and I’m delighted to be joining the company at such a great time.”