We have welcomed a new face to our team.

Sarah Hartley has been appointed as a new commercial account handler at Bayliss & Cooke and she is the latest in a series of new additions to our well-established firm.

“I am absolutely delighted to have joined such a progressive and forward-thinking company and I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to deliver the very best client experience at all times.

“I can’t wait for the new challenges this role will bring, and my aim is to build and develop the company’s relationships with new and existing clients to ensure their commercial needs are met and exceeded.”

Sarah previously spent 20 years working for Rollinson Smith and Co, in Telford, and has wide-ranging experience of working in the Shropshire area and wider business insurance markets across the UK.

“My new role will be based in the Stafford office where I’ll be meeting clients, sourcing new business and dealing predominantly with business clients,” she said.

Henshalls Group managing director, Mark Freeman, said Sarah’s years of experience would bring invaluable support at an exciting time for the company.

“We have ambitious plans to build an even stronger presence across the Midlands region and we’re always keen to recruit people who have a dedicated and committed approach to supporting clients at every stage of the insurance process.

“Sarah is the latest in a series of new team members we have taken on, and with the Bayliss & Cooke and Henshalls families working together to pool our resources and knowledge, we can reach an even wider client base. This work will continue as we move forwards, while we still deliver the excellent service both firms are renowned for to our existing loyal clients.”

Bayliss & Cooke – which has joined forces with the Henshalls Group in Newport to create one of the region’s largest independent brokers – is based on Weston Road. Both firms are members of Willis Towers Watson Networks (a partnership between selected independent insurance brokers and Willis Towers Watson, one of the world’s leading global brokers).

Pic: Sarah Hartley