Keycare – the UK’s largest provider of insurance for lost and stolen keys – has added two senior appointments to its growing team of specialists.
Financial controller, Katie Hurrell, and company solicitor, Ros Marshall Smith are the latest additions to the 37-strong team of the Shipley-based second generation family business.
The duo has amassed a wealth financial services sector expertise; Katie’s 16 plus years of experience include her most recent role as European treasury manager for Assurant which provides niche-market insurance products.
Ros has worked in the sector for more than 15 years which included 5 years as company secretary at International Personal Finance plc in Leeds.
“I was attracted to Keycare because of its proven track record and strong position as a market leader which boasts a powerful portfolio of household names. I’m looking forward to adding value to our ambitious growth strategy.”
“The focus on expansion at Keycare makes this an exciting time to join the business and one of my key priorities is to ensure that the company’s growth is underpinned by a sound legal framework.”
Keycare provides insurance policies which cover the cost of replacing keys and locks for cars, homes and businesses and is commissioned by leading distributors and household names in insurance and other sectors.
The company manages over 1.5 million policies and provides a 24/7 service through a nationwide network of locksmiths.
David Robertson, Keycare chief executive said:
“Katie and Ros boast strong track records and join us at a formative period.
“These posts follow a raft of appointments as we continue to strengthen the team dynamics to make significant inroads into new sectors whilst continuing to remain focused on delivering the high levels of customer satisfaction that we pride ourselves on.”