Staysure continues impressive growth as it appoints new CFO

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Staysure, the market leading specialist insurance provider has appointed Julie Gledhill as Chief Financial Officer as the latest in a number of senior hires as the business continues with its impressive growth.

Turning over £30million in 2012, up from £19million in 2011, Staysure’s success and commitment in offering quality value-for-money products and services to the 50 plus market, was further endorsed when it received ‘Best Travel Insurance Product’ in the Personal Finance Awards 2012/13 and more recently ‘Best Customer Service’ award in the 2013 UK Broker Awards.

Julie, who has recently remarried and has two children and two step children, has an impressive career history spanning both general insurance and travel, most recently in Finance Director roles at Thomas Cook where she was responsible for the financial operations of the chain’s several hundred branches and its website and latterly, the reporting for the UK business and the Finance Transformation programme. Prior to that, Julie was the Associate Finance Director at BGL Group, where she helped the business grow its annual profits from £4m to £56m, creating the UK’s largest privately owned personal lines insurance intermediary.

Her appointment at Staysure follows a series of board-level hires with Steve Ashton as Chairman, Andy Bord as Deputy Chief Executive, and Jonathan Cattle as Chief Technical Officer, joining the existing Executive team and 220 staff in the Northampton headquarters. Launched in 2004, Staysure is one of the UK’s fastest growing insurance and financial service providers, and focuses on offering competitive products specifically designed for the over 50s consumer. Its significant and rapid growth has secured it a place in the Fast Track 100 for the last three years running and it is confident there will be place in the top 100 again this year when the announcement is made in December.

Ryan Howsam, Chief Executive Officer and owner of Staysure, said: “Julie’s appointment demonstrates the strength of talent and expertise of Staysure’s senior team. Working alongside Steve, Andy, Jonathan and the rest of senior management, Julie will play an integral part in helping Staysure achieve its ambitious growth plans.
Staysure has an established loyal customer base and has become one of the biggest travel insurers specialising in pre-existing medical condition cover. We see significant opportunities in both our travel insurance business and expansion in to related products and services that will best serve our customers.”

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