SME expert takes managing partner role

Caroline Pullich, a former winner of’s Leadership Awards which are currently open for entries, has been appointed the managing partner at NFU Mutual Bost Spa Agency.

Pullich who was previously head of SME Yorkshire for Barclays will take up the role from 18 January, leading and managing the office and the team that look after the insurance needs of individuals and businesses across the region.

Alongside the appointment Pullich has also become the senior group secretary for the local NFU branch and will continue her other roles including chair of Institute of Directors, North Yorkshire, board member of Maggie’s Cancer Yorkshire and as a member of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce leadership group.

Dave Smith, NFU Mutual regional manager, North East said: “Caroline brings 30 years of experience in professional and financial services having held senior positions at Barclays & NatWest. Entrepreneurial flair and ambition were key to appointing the new managing partner and Caroline has an extensive network and will be able to support the local farming and business community. NFU Mutual is the UK’s leading rural insurer offering insurance, investments, pensions and risk management services”.

Pullich added: “I am excited about the new leadership challenge of setting the vision, values and strategy for the agency and building on a culture where we nurture our trusted relationships with farmers, growers, businesses, stakeholders and rural communities. Our focus will be supporting our customers providing the best service and emotional support together with the benefits of mutuality – one of the key strengths that sets NFU Mutual apart from its competitors. I am looking forward to meeting with our customers and stakeholders in promoting the brand.”

::: recently launched its 2022 Northern Leadership Awards, which this year will also be supported by the Northern Leadership Conference. Both events will take place in Leeds on May 25, highlighting the North’s very best leaders and providing inspiration on how leaders are tackling the challenges businesses are facing.

The awards which are once again in partnership with CMS, alongside Grant Thornton and Quarterdeck cover 16 categories:

  1. Young Leader
  2. Public and Third Sector Leader
  3. Mentor
  4. Emerging Entrepreneur Leader
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Leader
  6. Professional Services Leader
  7. Transformational Leader
  8. Green Leader
  9. Non-Executive Leader
  10. Company Leader (up to 100 employees)
  11. Company Leader (100+ employees)
  12. City Region Leader: Greater Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield
  13. Overall leader (no nominations)

The deadline for entries is: Friday, February 18, 2022. Please download your entry form here.

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