Leeds broker expands haulage sector operations

Faith Emmanuel

Leeds-based insurance broker, McCarron Coates, has appointed a new business development executive who is “hooked on trucks”, to further bolster its growth as an intuitive broker for hauliers and freight forwarders.

Faith Emmanuel, has joined the award-winning Morley-based brokerage to further drive business in a core segment for the fleet transport specialist, which scooped The National Insurance Award for Specialist Commercial Lines Broker of the Year and the UK Broker Award for Commercial Lines Broker of the Year, in 2021.

McCarron Coates found Faith the perfect candidate for the job, as she knows the haulage sector inside-out and is keen to share her knowledge with the fast-growing team.

Her first job after graduating was with Copart UK, an industry leader in used and salvage car, HGV and plant machinery auctions.  It is here that she fell in love with the world of road freight – something that propelled her into her second role, with used truck and trailer sales specialist, Dawsondirect and then prestige brand, Mercedes.

Her role at McCarron Coates will involve rekindling former relationships with her network of independent dealership and hauliers and using her in-depth knowledge of the market to help influence insurance outcomes for clients.

Faith will liaise with the insurance team, ensuring they have a deep understanding of each client’s fleet, as she onboards clients and then allows the insurance specialists to take over the placement of the risk and ongoing client relationship.  Her insight will help enrich presentations to insurers, allowing risks to be presented in an optimal way for clients.

Ian McCarron, a director at McCarron Coates, said: “Faith’s appointment is a very strategic one for us and will enable us to add value to our relationships with the haulage market.  We are keen to use her in-depth knowledge of road freight and to leverage her passion for trucks and trucking in a dynamic way.  We believe this will provide a real edge in the market and help further drive our business growth within haulage.”

New haulage sector insurance specialists have also recently joined the team, as McCarron Coates continues to grow its haulage client portfolio, focusing on clients who recognise the value of better-managing their risk in the longer term and accruing the significant cost savings that can bring.

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