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Continued Growth for AIB Insurance

Despite living in a world of global economic uncertainty, we are excited to announce that due to our continued growth, we have recently taken on three new recruits. This is largely thanks to our excellent business partners, insurers, and amazing clients.

We would like to introduce Ross Hoskins, Adam Thorp and Kimberley Brown. They have each passed their probationary period with flying colours and are already proving to be a great asset to the business.

Welcome Ross Hoskins – Insurance Consultant

Ross joined our team in January 2022 having spent 4 years on the road within the construction industry installing VNA guidance systems (Yep, we didn’t know either – it’s the wire that stops trucks driving into large racking!). Prior to this he was a concrete floor finisher. With his diverse set of skills, Ross now plans to immerse himself in the world of insurance and will be taking his insurance exams as part of his professional development. Best of luck Ross!

 

“What prompted you to get into insurance?”

“I love talking and interacting with people, so this was the perfect job for me.”

 

“What one item would you one day love to insure?”

“My dream dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback.”

 

“What did you want to be when you were younger?”

“Can I say taller? Probably a footballer.”

 

Fun Facts: 

  • Ross was born and bred in Lyndhurst, Southampton
  • He lives with his girlfriend Ashleigh and dog Bandit (Great name!)
  • He is a huge Southampton FC fan and loves Formula One
  • His favourite Saints player is James Ward-Prowse
  • George Russell is his favourite Formula One driver
  • His favourite music is pop-punk
  • He decided once on a drunken holiday to get a Blink 182 tattoo!

Welcome Adam Thorp – Insurance Consultant

Adam joined AIB Insurance in March 2022 having decided upon a complete career change due to the huge impact that Covid had on his life and career in retail and as a Doorman. With his background in security, Adam has a passion for customer service which is a great motivator for him in his new role.

Director, Kirby De-Gray Birch commented: “Adam has a natural enthusiasm which is infectious and has settled brilliantly into our team.  He is fast learning all aspects of our business including motor, fleet, and home.  His strong communication skills have stood in excellent stead and I’m excited to watch his career develop”.

 

“What prompted you to get into insurance?”

“Good balance to work and home life with the added job security of a brilliant industry.”

 

“What one item would you one day love to insure?”

“An aeroplane or jet would be cool!”

 

“What did you want to be when you were younger?”

“An archaeologist.”

 

Fun Facts:

  • Adam was born and bred in Poole and attended Ferndown Upper School in Dorset
  • He has a passion for Dungeon and Dragons and calls himself a lover of all things nerdy
  • He loves listening to J-pop (Japanese music)
  • He is currently doing everything he can to pass his driving test

 

Welcome Kimberley Brown – Insurance Consultant

Kim joined the business in April 2022 and has already hit the ground running. She joined AIB having worked for almost 5 years in the healthcare industry.

Kim has a passion for Japanese imported cars so insuring grey imports is something that really interests her. She is looking forward to developing her career within the insurance industry.

 

“What prompted you to get into insurance?”

“The hours and a new challenge were really exciting to me.”

 

“What one item would you one day love to insure?”

“I’d love to insure a 4×4 Hummer. My colleagues around me have, and I’m always green with envy!”

 

“What did you want to be when you were younger?”

“A musician – singer song writer.”

Fun Facts:

  • Kim was born in Newcastle
  • She lives with her boyfriend, James in Southampton
  • Kim once met Taylor Swift whilst attending her Fearless concert. She snuck around the back to sneak a glimpse as she got out of her tour bus. Not only did she see her, but she also got a hug, high five and a signed arm!
  • She has been told she is a lookalike for American actress, Dakota Fanning

National Best Friend Day!

It’s National Best friend day today and we’ve got lots of love in the office!

George & Jordan both love home and property insurance and can cover holiday homes and rentals!

Jenna & Kirby love modified and kit cars, classics and motorhomes.

Kim, Megan and Josie love customer service and giving our clients the best possible advice.

Ben and Jordan love learning together and are both studying the for the insurance recognised Cii level 3 certificate in insurance!

Call our team now on 02380268351 for an instant quotation!

But more importantly, have the very best National Best Friend Day!

YouTuber!

We are delighted to say today we insured the star of the popular YouTube family, The Roaming Radfords.  It wasn’t mum nor dad but the motorhome they tour the UK and Europe in!

 

 

It’s a good chance this will be the first you’ll have seen of the beautiful Swift Kontiki 874 on a Fiat chassis as the Roaming Radford’s were given the prototype as ambassadors for Swift.  It was literally the first one off the ramp!

 

 

 

Our policy includes unlimited windscreen cover, additional contents cover and extended European cover and, business use (yep, even YouTubers need business use if they are using the motorhome in connection with their work!)

 

 

Given we specialize in all types of motorhomes, campers and RV’s as well as vehicle’s part converted or self-converters we have practical solutions for almost any needs.  Give our office a call on 02380 268351 or visit www.aib-insurance.co.uk for an instant quote and cover.

 

You can watch The Roaming Radfords and see how their adventures develop by viewing here:  Roaming Radfords – YouTube

The Car of The Day….. The Lotus Evora 410 GT

Our wonderful client Mr B has offered to share photographs showing his pristine Lotus Evora 410 GT.

 

This vehicle is one-of-a-kind built during the short of production of the Lotus Evora, Lotus made just 20 of these Evora GT 410 as a special set of Cars!

Not only is this vehicle 1 of only 20 built but Mr Bs has a Certificate of Vehicle Provenance showing this is the only one in the world built to the high-end specification noted in his policy.

 

Mr B bought the car new in May 2021 and it has only covered 3200 miles!

We have this one-of-a-kind Lotus insured under a very special policy which offers; agreed value, choice of repairer, legal expenses cover up to £100,000, salvage retention and many more benefits which we offer here at AIB Insurance.

 

We value every classic car understanding the needs of each client and offer bespoke policies which cater to cover our classic car clients needs! If you have a Lotus or a classic car of your own call one of our specialist consultants on 02380 268351 for your bespoke quotation.

Thank you, Mr B, for sharing your wonderful example of the Lotus Evora 410 GT.

Westfield! Westfield! Westfield!

What a wonderful Westfield world, we love to keep are adverts fresh and what better way than to reach out to our wonderful clients and ask them to show you the stunning cars we insure.

 

 

Today we celebrate the Beautiful British Westfield, we asked the Westfield Sports Car Club to send us some examples of this classic roadster. Here are some they kindly shared with us!

 

 

The Lotus 7 was designed by the Lotus founder Mr Chapman and is considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through light-weight simplicity.

 

 

A true cult classic among petrol heads this vehicle has created many clubs across the country that celebrate the true joy of driving this little pocket rocket!

 

 

We hope you seeing this classic of both road and the track in all its glory! If you have a kit car or even your very own Lotus 7 be sure to get in contact for insurance there cares as much for your car as you do at: https://www.aib-insurance.co.uk/products/car-insurance

Car of the Week….Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

The car of the week is the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.

 

 

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was a family of vehicles from salons to coupés, when in 1955 the stylish spider was released. The beautiful car boasted a 4 cylinder engine capable of reaching 101 mph making summer cursing even more enticing in this classic Italian roadster.

 

 

Mr B knows his perfect Giulietta is safe to cruise in  thanks to his caring insurance package from AIB giving him agreed value, choice of repairer and salvage retention! If you have a classic car that needs caring for think no further than AIB insurance.

 

 

If you have a classic car be sure to call our friendly motor team on 02380 268351 for a bespoke quotation covering all your needs.

 

 

 

Thank you Mr B for sharing your beautiful Alfa Giulietta Spider!

 

Car of The Week… Nissan Skyline GTR R34

The Car of the Week this week is the 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR R34!

 

 

This nostalgia inducing car, made iconic through it’s roles in many motoring movies including fast and furious, more importantly its unique engineering using twin ceramic intercooled turbo chargers to remove all turbo-lag. This beautiful car also used six individual throttle valves to allow each cylinder to act as singular engines.

 

 

Mr H was kind enough to take out this policy with us, which includes both the benefits of salvage retention and agreed value.

 

 

Thank you Mr H for allowing us to share! If you have a Skyline of your own that needs insurance, please call our specialist team today on 02380 268351.

Car Of The Day… MG B GT

The car of the day today is the wonderful MG B GT.

 

Mr S has the best cover on this little beauty with agreed value, choice of repairer and also salvage retention through ourselves here at AIB.

 

The MGB when launched was an all-new car in many respects and was distinguished by its unitary body and chassis structure. The GT version gave considerably more accommodation than the Roadster with the occasional rear seat and the very usable luggage platform.

 

We are MG fanatics here at AIB. If you have a MG that needs insuring call our friendly classic car team on 02380 26835.

 

Thank you Mr S for allowing us to share the lovely photos of his MG B GT!

 

If you have a policy with us and would like to share the photos on our website and socials, email us at info@aib.co.uk