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Towergate gains chartered status

Towergate has become the biggest independent broker to gain chartered status and has become a flagship partner of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

The company says that it aims to ensure that the highest possible number of its staff gain CII qualifications relevant to their roles.

As a flagship partner, Towergate will work with the CII to develop a training and competence programme within the company to sit alongside Towergate’s academy.

The firm has over 3,000 insurance employees who will become members of the CII under the arrangement.

Towergate says it has one of the most qualified boards of directors in the country, with all its executives having ACII, FCII or chartered professional status.

Executive chairman Peter Cullum says: “I have always been a firm believer in the value of professional qualifications and that you get out what you put in so I am committed to the CII. We want to instil a culture of excellence which every member of staff will feel proud to be associated with.

“With the UK suffering from a major skills shortage which is affecting the global competitiveness of UK business, it is imperative that Towergate becomes a beacon for talent for those seeking a career in financial services.”

CII sales and marketing director Lee Gladwell says: “Towergate is one of the most entrepreneurial and successful companies to appear in the insurance space for many years. We are delighted to have the company join us as a flagship partner and for the company to achieve chartered status.

“We will develop a number of new initiatives over the coming year in partnership with Towergate that will champion skills and professionalism for the whole industry.”


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