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Select & Protect strengthens board

General insurance provider Select & Protect has appointed Paul Firkins to the board of Select & Protect, following a stint as its head of sales.

Bruce Reid, managing director of Select & Protect, says: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the board of Select & Protect. This appointment is important to the future of the company as we grow our presence with financial intermediaries and move into new markets.

“Paul’s background and experience has made a significant contribution to the success the company achieved in 2008 and it also recognises the importance of the presence of a Sales Director on the Select & Protect board.

“Paul has 18 years insurance experience, many of that within the personal lines industry and the mortgage lender and intermediary market. His appointment demonstrates our continued focus to develop and expand our proposition further.”

In his new role, he will lead the strategic activity of the S&P sales teams as well as developing and launching new sales income streams for Select & Protect.


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