At Reich we empower our staff to strive for continuous improvement, to deliver excellent standards and innovative solutions. Our results and achievements are a testament to this.
Julie Woods – Manager, Chestnut
1. Career history before Reich
Prior to joining Chestnut Insurance Services in 2013 my entire career was spent in the advertising industry within a range of newspapers and magazines. Having spent 12 rewarding and successful years as account executive and finally managerial roles at Auto Trader (following the closure of the print division in June 2013), I made the decision to move on to pastures new. Slightly scary at this stage of my career, but I found myself yearning for a new challenge with a change of career and upon completing some research on the insurance broking industry, I knew this was it. Decision made, I proceeded to re-train in my chosen career path and have risen to what was probably the biggest challenge of my life.
2. Why did you choose to work for Reich?
Chestnut Insurance was a small brokerage that managed all types of insurance from personal lines to commercial, however the area I very quickly began to specialise in and enjoyed the most was protection insurances. When the decision to merge with Reich Insurance Group was taken, I welcomed the opportunity to work for a major broker whose values of providing top class customer service matched my own, and to be able to concentrate on developing my area of specialism was a massive plus. When I met Simon Taylor I found his enthusiasm for the company to be infectious and I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity of becoming part of the Reich family.
3. Your career within Reich
Having joined the company in April 2015 it’s early days, however I am proud to have already developed my skills even further by focussing on company group life and income protection schemes. I am delighted to be working with an extremely loyal existing client base that Reich has nurtured over the years. It’s watch this space for me!
4. What’s the best thing about working for Reich?
I enjoy the variety of my role and love working for a forward-thinking company that is focussed on building relationships and expanding its market reach. I feel an enormous sense of job satisfaction when advising clients on how to protect their investments - whether that be individual or business protection. I find the opportunities here to develop within my role second-to-none, which leaves me excited for the future and the new challenges that lie ahead – I am so happy to be a part of the journey.
5. Where do you see your future within Reich?
I will continue to develop my knowledge and gain experience wherever I am able and would hope that as the business grows, I will become more of an invaluable asset to the protection team at Reich Chestnut. They say you are master of your own destiny and I believe that a strong work ethic, excellent customer service skills and a desire to be at the top of your game is a sure way of reaching success.