JSW Insurance opens a branch in Chester City Centre

JSW Insurance, part of the County Group and a UK Top 50 Broker, is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new branch in Chester City Centre. Located on Cuppin Street, the opening of this new branch is part of JSW’s exciting expansion plans in the North West and Staffordshire areas.

Nathan Walton, Managing Director of JSW Insurance comments:-

“We have wanted to open a JSW branch in Chester for some time now. We know the area well and already have many clients in Chester and the surrounding areas, so it is the logical next step to service these clients with a local branch. It also provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet more businesses and hopefully expand our client base further, We already have a strong customer base throughout the North West and now is the right time to expand to the Chester high street”

“Our Branch Director Debbie Rush has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has a really in depth knowledge in a variety of business sectors. Chester and North Wales has a wide range of businesses and we’d love to help with both commercial and personal insurance. Our strategy over 11 years of trading has all been based around providing a personal service and having local branches to support this. Debbie will be joined in the Chester office by John Killoran who has also recently joined the firm as New Business Executive. The new Chester office is a tremendous and exciting opportunity to strengthen our high level of service to clients in the area and to allow us to strategically expand.”

The move to Chester has been brought about by rapid expansion of the company, who became part of The County Group in August 2013 and now employs over 150 professionals at their eight branches across the Midlands and the North West of England.

The branch will make JSW Insurance’s services more accessible to clients within the city and surrounding towns and villages. John himself will focus primarily on building long term relationships with individuals and businesses within the local community, something which reflects the company’s commitment to providing a personalised service.

Debbie’s impressive career so far has prepared her to deliver value in many different areas of the business however she has particular expertise in dealing with a broad range of commercial clients including travel agencies through to designers. Coming from a traditional brokerage background, she’s also used to developing long-term relationships with clients. In fact, a particular favourite client of hers is a local fertility clinic, who she got so close to during the 8 years that she looked after their insurance, that they helped her produce her grandson in the summer of this year!

Actor John swaps Shakespeare quotes for insurance quotes

John Killoran has been a full time actor since graduating in Drama at University, and is a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company. John has worked alongside Jude Law, Danny Boyle and Jonny Lee Miller in productions such as Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III and Much Ado about Nothing.

John has also appeared on numerous TV programs, such as The Bill, Soldier Soldier, Casualty and Richard Hammonds Secret Service. However, after looking for a career change earlier in the year, he will now be swapping reciting famous quotes like ‘to be, or not to be’ for providing insurance quotes at JSW Insurance. Referring to his new role, John commented: “I am absolutely delighted with my new challenge of New Business Executive at JSW Insurance”

“Following a 20 year career in the acting industry, I made the bold decision to pursue my interest in business and customer service. Whilst I love acting, I have a young family and acting involves late nights and touring away from home. Insurance is largely a 9 till 5 role so this will suit my family life much better.

Some may say that Insurance is boring but I can’t wait to get started! I will be networking and meeting local businesses but at the same time I am studying for my Insurance qualifications and learning from the team at Chester, so in time I will be able to provide fully tailored quotations myself.

I believe this particular position will suit me not only on a professional but also a personal level. I’m a people person and I enjoy helping and getting to know clients, something which fits in perfectly with the culture at JSW Insurance.” MD, Nathan Walton added: “Our ambitious growth plans mean that we’re always on the lookout for ambitious and talented people and I am delighted to welcome both John and Debbie to the team.”