Press release

LV= Broker boosts specialist schemes team with new business development manager

LV= Broker has appointed Steve Bottamley as Business Development Manager for the commercial insurance schemes market. Steve will be responsible for managing the new schemes business activity for the insurer’s UK-wide Commercial Lines branch network¹. Reporting into Head of Commercial Distribution Kevan Aubrey, he will join the schemes team alongside Richard Brunger, Schemes Product Manager, who was appointed in August 2015.

With 30 years’ of industry experience, Steve most recently served as the National Schemes Account Manager for Ecclesiastical. Prior to that, he was National Broker Manager at Axa and Key Account Manager at Allianz.

We have ambitious plans to grow our presence in the Schemes market and Steve, with his extensive sector experience, is a great asset for LV=. Our new Schemes team will be working closely with brokers to help grow their business, while continuing to offer the same unique personal service the market has come to expect from LV= Broker.

Euros Jones, Commercial Lines Director, LV= Broker

It’s an exciting time to join LV= Broker. LV= is a dynamic brand that really values its broker relationships and I’m looking forward to joining the Schemes team and helping it become a leader in the market.

Steve Bottamley, LV= Business Development Manager, Schemes and Deals

Notes to editors

  1. LV= Broker Commercial Lines has nine branches across the UK.

LV= Broker

LV= Broker is part of the LV= group of companies, and incorporates Highway Insurance and ABC Insurance. LV= is a trademark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.

LV= employs 6,000 people and serves over 5.7 million customers with a range of financial products. We are the UK’s largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as ASDA, Nationwide Building Society and a range of trade unions.

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. LVFS is a member of the ABI, the AFM and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.

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