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AR Success - UK Broker Awards Win

We are pleased to share that James Noble, TEn Network member and Director of MyFirstUK, was awarded the title of Young Broker of the Year at the 2020 UK Broker Awards. This years’ virtual ceremony took place on 11th September and marked the second year in a row that James had been shortlisted for an award. In 2019 James and others at MyFirst were shortlisted in the Startup category at the UK Broker Awards and the same category at the British Insurance Awards, although unsuccessful, a string of nominations…

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Broker Relationship Director Appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Halliday as Broker Relationship Director at TEn Insurance Services. Colin’s role will focus on maintaining and strengthening relationships with Appointed Representatives of TEn, whilst actively seeking new members. Colin first joined TEn as an Appointed Representative in 2011 and continued working with the network in this capacity until 2017, when he transitioned to work at TEn as a Broker Inspection Development Manager and established our Glasgow…

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UK Broker Awards (2020) Shortlist

TEn Insurance Services is delighted to announce, that James Noble CERT CII, Managing Director of My First UK (aka Young People Ltd), a network member, has been shortlisted for the Young Broker of the Year at the UK Broker Awards in September. My First joined the TEn network, as an Appointed Representative, in June 2016. James and his business partner, George Abbott, first approached TEn in 2015, with what can only be described as an ambitious business plan, focused on the traditionally challenging…

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TEn Takes on Everest for Charity

TEn Insurance Services is proud to report its on-going commitment to charitable fund raising, during the current Coronavirus lockdown. This month the team at TEn decided to take on a tall challenge to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society and NHS Charities Together. Staff from all three offices worked together to climb the height of Everest from their homes - that’s a total of 40,846 upward steps! After a gruelling day of climbing, the team smashed their fundraising target, raising over £2,929…

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Still Working, but from Home

TEn Insurance Services wishes to reassure everybody that it is very much business as usual during the Coronavirus Isolation period, albeit with everybody working from home. As probably the majority of TEn ARs already work from a Home Office, there is absolutely nothing new for them about the current circumstances. On occasions previously, most TEn staff have worked from home for a few days at least, generally when it snows, or they were expecting someone to come and fix the dishwasher. This time…

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TEn - Approaching 15th Anniversary

TEn Insurance Services is pleased to remind everybody that – one way or another – at some point during the coming weeks and months, we will mark the 15th Anniversary of this network’s appearance in the market. Although the company was incorporated in September 2004, it was still several months before FSA approval was achieved on 14th January 2005. The first Appointed Representative (AR) joined on the 28th January 2005, but, in truth, that business was originally comprised of two people who were…

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UK Broker Awards (2019) - A Win!

UK Broker Awards 2019 - Wins & Acknowledgements We are pleased to announce that at the UK Broker Awards, hosted on the 13th September, TEn’s Dan Taylor won his category and was awarded the title of Young Broker of the year. This is a fantastic achievement and one we are all very proud of Dan for. Dan has been with TEn for the last ten years and has shown great commitment to excelling during that time, this award only highlights his passion for his career further. Congratulations Dan. TEn Network…

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TEn Founder to Retire

It is with a mixture of emotions that TEn Insurance Services announces the impending retirement of James Sharp, the last of three original founders from 2005 to have remained in an executive position. James will be leaving the business at the end of September, although for many years to come, this website (at least) will continue to reference his numerous statements and opinions. There are 15 years’ worth of them and, consequently, it would take weeks/months to try and sanitise them all. The very…

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Further Growth in Manchester

TEn Insurance Services is pleased to announce the annexation of additional office space adjacent to its existing premises in Manchester. Four new members of staff have arrived during September in Manchester, two of them joining our broking teams and two more adding to the Accounts Dept, which is primarily based in Princes Risborough (Bucks). More people are being sought in the coming weeks. The company was originally based in Aylesbury (Bucks) from 2005, opening in Manchester in the winter of 2008/9.…

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UK Broker Awards (2019) Shortlist #2

TEn Insurance Services is looking forward to the UK Broker Awards on the 13 September, because, not only is our own Dan Taylor shortlisted for Young Broker of the Year, but one of our ARs, My First UK, is shortlisted in another category. My First were also shortlisted for the British Insurance Awards - at the Albert Hall - for Start-Up of the Year, on the 8th July. Unfortunately, on that occasion, they were not successful. However, there is still hope, because they now shortlisted in the same, or…

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