How did your career in insurance begin?
Like many of us, I didn’t plan on working in Financial Services. My local broker was looking for an Insurance Administrator, whilst with the broker I did my Advanced NVQ in Business Studies along with starting my insurance qualifications.
What brought you to JM Glendinning?
I have always admired JMG. The opportunity to setup a Lancashire operation for the group was really appealing and exciting. JM Glendenning has a really strong leadership team and Nick, Paul and John’s vision for the future is one that I wanted to be part of.
What do you enjoy about your role?
I love the variation of my role, but having the opportunity to hand select, mentor and lead a team of people is the most rewarding part of the work I do.
What’s the secret to your success?
Passion, hard work and surrounding myself with brilliant people.
What advice would you give to someone starting their career?
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
What’s next for JMG in Lancashire?
Recruitment and growth is our key focus areas at the moment, selecting brilliant people to join us on our journey as we strive to become the best broker in Lancashire.
What Nick Houghton, JM Glendinning group MD says:
Great Insurance Brokers employ great people. It’s simple. And from the very first time I met Matt I knew he was a perfect fit for our hand-picked team. Bags of energy and an obvious drive to succeed, it’s brilliant that we can build a business around him and take the business into Lancashire.