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Marianne Withers, Founder of The Verity Centre

Chris Kenning, CEO of fast-growing fintech insurance group Stubben Edge Group, has today (25th April) announced the signing of the first Appointed Representative partner The Verity Centre; less than a month since the company’s Appointed Representative Network was launched, under the leadership of Gemma Jarrett who joined Stubben Edge from Gallagher in December.

Boutique Outsource Contact Centre The Verity Centre, works with household names in diverse fields including medical, energy, financial services, insurance, charity and entertainment, providing business process outsourcing services, developing omni-channel sales & service communication and contact strategies. The Verity Centre supports clients, giving them peace of mind and allowing them to focus on their priorities; the team uses its extensive knowledge, expertise and innovation to exceed clients’ objectives.

In addition, they handle many of their clients back-office functions, empowering their management teams to focus on developing long-term customer relationships, driving business growth. Clients include companies such as the pharmaceutical company FittleworthMedical, Europe’s leading Catering Equipment Company Nisbets plc, Burn Marketing and the entertainment company Hollywood Bowl.

The Verity Centre team have extensive background in Financial Services and Insurance and have been waiting for their AR status to be able to offer their support to this sector. Some of their past clients include Stubben Edge, Zurich, AXA &Cornhill Insurance, Bank of America, Lloyds, Barclays and Prudential.

Marianne Withers, Founder and CEO brings over 30 years’ experience trouble-shooting and leading transformation projects for national and global corporations, including as an Appointed Representative or even Directly Authorised business for financial and insurance clients.

Marianne comments, “It makes business sense to be able to include that expertise and service to our existing and future financial services clients. Having worked with Chris previously, knowing the insurance industry and understanding what Stubben Edge is doing to ‘disrupt’ it, becoming a member of the group’s AR Network is an extremely exciting opportunity to work together and develop a long-term partnership.”

Chris Kenning agrees, “The team has been working hard to develop the right partnership structure for the future of the industry. We see our role as Principal as much more than providing back-office functions, FCA reporting, compliance, training, documentation, tech etc etc., those activities should be a basic requirement for any Principal / Appointed Representative arrangement.”

Gemma Jarrett elaborates, “We’re experts in helping our partners access products and services, using class-leading tech to cut costs and sharpen their competitive edge. We support them building a pipeline of new clients and developing real resilience through delivering a better service for their customers. We’re delighted to welcome The Verity Centre to our Stubben Edge network and are looking forward to working closely to support them in this exciting phase for both our companies.”

To learn more about becoming an Appointed Representative and the benefits of being part of Stubben Edge’s Network, please contact Gemma Jarrett gemmaj@stubbenedge.com