Staff at Worcester’s only insurance broker to be awarded chartered status are celebrating following exam success.

Veronique Veillet and Chloe Masters from Hazelton Mountford in the city have both been awarded their Cert CII by The Chartered Institute of Insurance.

Chloe, a Claims Handler at the firm said : “The achievement of being Cert CII means such a great deal to me as I have been studying and working towards this level of qualification since I started with the firm two years ago.  Both the qualification and the exams have provided me with insurance knowledge which helps me every day when dealing with both complex and simple claims.  Having a professional qualification is invaluable and will certainly enable me to develop within the company.”

The certificate is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry, providing basic insurance principles including the regulatory environment, key disciplines of underwriting and claims, in addition to popular products such as motor, household, healthcare and packaged commercial insurances.

Veronique, an Account Handler at the company explained : “I am incredibly proud of my achievements so far and feel motivated to continue my CII studies.  I feel as though I am on a firm career path; the qualification will help me embody Hazelton Mountford’s core values within my day to day work.”

The company – which provides insurance in a number of sectors including business, property, transport and equine – works with a range of clients from small local charities to international corporate firms.

Gordon Hazelton, Managing Director at the firm said :”We are absolutely delighted with Veronique’s and Chloe’s recent exam successes.  They have both shown such focus and dedication, combing their full time roles with their studies.  It’s important to us as a company to support such endeavours and ultimately nurture and develop out staff.  Both Veronique and Chloe are an asset to us putting their new found knowledge and expertise into practice.”

The company – the only chartered insurance broker within 15 miles of Worcester –  has ambitious growth plans over the next few years including opening new offices and recruiting more employees.

The board of directors is made up of Gordon Hazelton, Managing Director, Jake Mountford, Director and Simeon Chapman, Director.