Summer time means… CertAsig Cocktail Party
At the beginning of each summer, we celebrate our partnerships and the results of our hard work from the first half of the year, with a cocktail party which brings together our business partners. Every summer insurance broker partners, leaders from the business community, industry influencers and specialized media, join us at our traditional event which kicks off the holiday season in style!
This year, CertAsig organized the annual summer cocktail party on July 6th, at one of Bucharest’s most glamourous venues, The Diplomat. We were inspired by the century-old story of this prestigious place, previously part of Bucharest’s Diplomatic Club, which has reinvented itself and gracefully merged tradition with sophisticated glamour.
We had plenty of reasons to celebrate and plenty of good news to share with our friends and business partners: CertAsig announced a growth of 15% in total premiums during the first half of 2017, even more significant growth of in our Bulgarian branch and upgraded reinsurance programmers. Above all we were pleased to receive a lot of positive feedback over our strategic decision, implemented at the end of 2016, to reorganize our underwriting department and processes for more effective support to our brokers.
“We changed our underwriting process, eliminating the broker relations management department, so that brokers now have direct access and direct contact with the underwriters. We are certain that this is a main reason for our substantial growth in the first half of this year”, said James Grindley, CertAsig CEO.
Nigel Williams, Chairman of the Board of CertAsig Holdings, said he was very pleased with the way CertAsig is developing, not only in Romania, but also in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Turkey. “Our highest growth was recorded in Bulgaria – 80%, but we have to keep in mind that we start from a very low level. We are excited as well about our progress in the Czech Republic and there we know that business will accelerate in the second part of the year, when we expect to have full branch status approved. With regard to Romania, we’ve reached the level where we have to grow in line with the overall market, as we are already the market maker in our areas of expertise such as bonds, marine, engineering and liability”, said Nigel Williams.
The summer mood was enhanced and complimented by live music and the refreshing cocktails, and our guests had the chance to socialise and share all the latest industry news. We look forward to an equally successful second half and we’re looking forward to our next event which will bring us together before Christmas!