My first "real" job was at a local Broker doing real Broker stuff - you know - writing the cover-notes, making the tea and trying hard not to keep doing mis-quotes out of the Eagle Star Rating guide - in fact all those things that are now done by machines (including the mis-quotes!)
From there and following some years underwriting Renewals at GRE and NB and Rnl specials at Sphere Drake, made a slight career deviation when I started at Misys Dataller in 1988 as a Training Rep. 25 different jobs, 3 Company name changes, 12 directors and 60 different staff direct reports later (and after fixing everything I was asked to fix!), I moved on to pastures new at Brightside Group. There I looked after 7 staff running, developing, maintaining, reporting on and updating the Open GI platform for the retail side of the Group.
A later move "cross country" to The A&A Group Ltd in 2012, broadens my horizons with Open GI, CDL and SSP platforms to manage, maintain and upgrade - Happy Days .....!!
It's a well known fact that suppliers can only offer limited and generic advice, so in August 2016 OneFiftyPercent.com was launched. An independent Consultancy and Training provider to help Brokers get more from their systems and Office applications through tailored solutions and expert advice.
Overall my time spent at and working within the industry with a multitude of software providers and supporting applications, has given me a comprehensive understanding of appropriate, cost effective products and services to grow your chosen business channel.