Finance North, latest company to join GRiD to help grow group risk business
(featured in Personnel Today – 23rd August 2017)
Finance North is the latest company to join group risk protection industry body GRiD, the organisation which raises awareness and understanding about the benefits of group risk products among employers and employees, encouraging best practice and working with government departments and regulators involved in group risk legislation.
Mark Roberts, head of Finance North said: ‘It is perfect timing for us to join GRiD. There appear to be very few firms who truly specialise in this niche area, and being keen to grow this part of our business, it is massively important to work closely with those who operate in the market: insurers, reinsurers and advisers.
‘Group protection is an area I very much enjoy, and it’s also very personal to me. As well as being directly authorised with the FCA, I also act as CEO for a national cancer charity, and so I understand the bigger issues that exist around areas such as regulation and compliance. I’m looking forward to making my contribution to the many challenges we face, not least regarding the importance of protection to both employers and employees.’
Lee Lovett, chairman of GRiD said: ‘We are always very pleased to welcome new members to GRiD. Every individual has something unique to contribute from their expertise and particular experience. We are all very much looking forward to working with Finance North, welcoming their contribution as well as supporting them as they look to grow this market.’
All members of GRiD benefit from unique networking opportunities, insight from industry speakers, research, market trends and developments. They also have member-only access to additional content on GRiD’s website which provides further privileged information on consultation responses, legal opinion, regulatory updates and more.