New appointment at chartered insurance broker

Photo caption: Charlotte Manning has joined Hazelton Mountford as a Referencing Administrator.
L to R: Steph Hilton-Turvey, Referencing Supervisor; Charlotte Manning, Referencing Administrator; and Gordon Hazelton, Managing Director.


The only Worcester insurance broker to be awarded chartered status has announced a new appointment at its headquarters in Bank Street.

Hazelton Mountford – the only chartered insurance broker within 15 miles of Worcester – has welcomed Charlotte Manning following a successful recruitment drive.

Charlotte has joined the Tenant Referencing arm of Hazelton Mountford, as a referencing administrator.

The referencing team is an arm of the company that ensures tenants have been thoroughly screened allowing letting agents and landlords the peace of mind to know their tenants have the ability to pay their rent.

Charlotte, who is originally from Suffolk, studied at the University of Worcester and, upon graduating in 2015, decided to stay in the city. Her previous role was in property administration.

Charlotte said: “My role ensures that the process of validating a tenant’s references runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. I am really thrilled with my new job and thoroughly appreciate how welcoming, kind and supportive everyone is. I would like to thank everybody at the firm for welcoming me to the team.”

The company – which was launched by Gordon Hazelton and Jake Mountford – has seen phenomenal growth since it first opened its doors in 2008. From small beginnings, the company now employs 30 employees across its three companies within the group.

Gordon Hazelton, Managing Director at the firm said: “We would like to welcome Charlotte to our expanding tenant reference team; we have a very people-focused approach and a strategy of ‘growing our own’. We offer career plans to all our employees as well as excellent packages to ensure we recruit and retain the best people. Congratulations Charlotte!”

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.

The company 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.

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