On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Sally Swann and Simon Conley

Risk management and insurance broking advisers JLT Specialty, which has an office in Nottingham, has appointed Simon Conley as a development account executive across the Midlands.

Conley brings with him 31 years’ insurance industry experience and joins from PIB Insurance Brokers in Birmingham. Prior to this, he worked as the Sales Director at Towergate Insurance where he managed a team of 10 account and development executives. He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of the highly successful team at JLT Specialty in the Midlands and to continue to develop my skillset. I look forward to working with the team & winning new clients.”

Sally Swann, head of Midlands, UK retail at JLT Specialty, said: “Simon’s appointment supports our ongoing growth ambitions for the Midlands region. He brings a wealth of experience to our business development team, and his specialisms in the technology and cyber sectors will strengthen our offering to businesses across the Midlands.”

Robin Gerrard, Lauren Wood, Fiona Hastings, Kieran Matthews

Alltruck, the contract hire and truck rental company, is helping four graduates through its 2018 graduate recruitment drive.

The business, which has its headquarters in Croft in south west Leicestershire, has bolstered its team with new talent following previous success in recruiting graduates who have gone on to secure senior positions within the firm.

Lauren Wood, who studied Accounting & Finance at Sheffield Hallam University, joined Alltruck in July 2018 as a graduate management trainee. In this role, Lauren will work within Alltruck’s rental team as part of its operations cohort.

Digital marketing executive, Kieran Matthews, studied Journalism at Nottingham Trent University before completing a master’s degree in Digital Marketing.

After working at NTU, he joined Alltruck’s Nottingham depot in June 2018 to manage the website and social media platforms for Alltruck and Alltruck2 – the business’ sister company dealing in used commercial vehicles.

Administrator, Fiona studied Business at the University of Liverpool and completed a placement year at Danone Waters in the supply chain department.

In her new role, she will analyse management accounts, conduct budgeting and forecasting, provide KPIs to help support Alltruck’s departments and provide month-end support.

Robin Gerrard joined Alltruck in April 2018 as a Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer after studying MEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University and spending a year working and travelling across Canada.

Gerrard is based at Alltruck’s Loughborough depot and uses CAD to manage and design drawings and models, as well as supervising the accident repair aspect of the business and organising the Certificates of Conformity required for vehicle standards.

Paul Robinson, managing director of Alltruck, said: “We care passionately about employing and nurturing the best talent because those people will deliver the best service to our customers.

“We are delighted to have welcomed these new graduates to Alltruck this year and pride ourselves on creating an environment where people can flourish and develop their careers.