I hope you are all well.
2018 is now in full swing, and at APRIL Canada our teams have been busier than ever across Canada. One area of activity has been in recruitment, where we are continually active in the market looking for talented people to join our teams. In the last week alone, we had two new people join our organization, and put out a further three offers to people who will join in the next few weeks.
As I think we all agree – we’re in a people business – and the critical ingredient is talent. As an MGA, we require a rare combination of talent that is able to draw on their experience to find underwriting solutions for “out of the box” risks, whilst also understanding the value of building relationships and making things easy. In addition, we look to build a blend within our teams of experienced, seasoned underwriters, together with new people who want to learn and be a part of this industry. As an industry: brokers, insurers, reinsurers and MGAs are all playing a critical role in developing the next generation.
If you’re an underwriter reading this, and think you have the right kind of talent to support our broker objectives, then please don’t hesitate to reach out to me as I’d love to continue building our network of great people in this industry!
In other news, our 30th anniversary celebrations are about to shift up a gear when we complete our huge office move at the end of this week. The project has been ongoing now for over a year – there’s a lot more work involved in a major office move than we had ever imagined – and our employees will be welcomed into their new space on Friday 23rd February. Having taken a tour of the office last week, I think it’s a really incredible space and very fitting of the dynamic, fresh and innovative culture of APRIL around the world.
You may remember that we also moved into new office space in Calgary last year, and are planning to make another move for one of our other offices later in 2018, so our 30th anniversary is also met with new beginnings in Canada!
I can’t wait to start welcoming our broker partners into our new space in the weeks ahead.