Structural warranty provider makes key appointment to strengthen insurance team

Insurance broker Sennocke International has appointed Ashleigh Poore to take charge of its intermediary business within its specialist latent defect unit, Build-Zone with immediate effect. He will be responsible for handling and expanding the current wholesale business portfolio, which continues to grow on the back of Build-Zone’s expansion into the latent defects market.


Poore is an internal promotion from sister operation Self-Build Zone where he was Team Leader, responsible for customer accounts, latent defect and construction underwriting. He was also heavily involved in the delivery of an important white labelled solution to a key partner in the self-build sector.

Director Simon Middleton who heads up the units said:

“I’m very pleased to welcome Ashleigh into the Build-Zone 10 Year Warranty team. He joins with a growing reputation and has an impressive track record of achieving results in his previous role. His proven underwriting skills and excellent broker relationships will further strengthen our Broker team as we continue to expand into the latent defect market”.

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Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone Structural Warranties exhibiting at Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live, the UK’s leading contemporary home show, will open its doors from 12th – 14th October 2012 at Birmingham’s NEC.

Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud, the event will be packed with over 500 exhibitors, across six different sections, covering interiors, gardens, home improvement, self-build, renovations, technology and shopping.

Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone Structural Warranties are delighted to be exhibiting, this event will provide expert advice on all the things you need to know when it comes to your home.

A great opportunity to speak to us and have us help you with any questions you might have about site insurance which is essential for anyone planning an extension, renovation, conversion or new build.

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Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone Structural Warranties exhibiting at the National Home Improvement Show

The UK’s leading event for home improvers, the National Home Improvement Show, brings together high quality suppliers and experts in one place and Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone Structural Warranties are delighted to be exhibiting again.

Self-Build Zone is providers of site insurance which is essential for anyone planning an extension, renovation, conversion or new build. Whilst Build-Zone has been providing structural warranties since 2003 and is a major force in the provision of structural warranty products in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The show attracts many visitors from the self-build sector, not just those actively engaged in a new build, but also those people using self-build as a route to completing a home extension or major remodelling project – all of which require our bespoke range of insurance and warranty products.

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Structural warranty provider Build-Zone strengthens team with two new appointments

Structural Warranty Provider Build-Zone has strengthened the team by announcing 2 new appointments.  Vicki Marshall and Chloe Hayward.

Vicky Marshall has progressed at Build-Zone from administration to a new position as Trainee Insurance Technician.  After leaving secondary school Vicky attended West Kent College where she studied Secretarial for 2 years.  She then spent 5 years as a secretary for a firm of chartered surveyors.  Vicky joined Build-Zone in April when she originally looked after the administration for the Build-Zone team including allocation of payments and the issue of all certificates.  Vicky is now training to become part of the underwriting team which involves the rating of premiums, issue of quotations and handling enquiries.

Vicky can be contacted on 0845 230 9873 or email Vicky.marshall@build-zone.com

Chloe Hayward is the newest member of the Build-Zone team.  She recently joined Build-Zone as Trainee Insurance Technician following three years studying at college at NWK College in Gravesend where she completed her exams in June 2012.  Chloe’s responsibilities include handling the administration for the Build-Zone team: the issuing of certificates, data entry and allocation of payments.  She also provides support to the other team members in producing quotations and corresponding with clients.

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Enabling Development: Policies & Legislation – Understanding the Custom Build Homes Sector

Interview with Ted Stevens, Chairman NaSBA

The recent by BuildStore Financial Services Industry Conference – ‘Exploring the latest issues in the property development market, from finance to construction’ brought together developers, lenders and representatives from the construction industry to explore the latest issues, legislation, products and funding availability.

The housing market is now a major priority for the Government and the publication of its Housing Strategy last year presents a unique opportunity for developers to take advantage of the release of public sector land, the push to bring empty properties into use, and the New Homes Bonus Scheme for councils.  The Government is keen to see regional developers play a bigger role in providing new homes, and with commercial lending making a strong comeback through BuildStore, there are real opportunities for developers to profit in the current market.

We thought the presentation from Mario Wolf (DCLG) and Ted Stevens from NaSBA (the National Self Build Association) would interest our readers so we interviewed Ted Stevens Chairman of NaSBA, The voice of the self-build sector.

Enabling Development: Policies & Legislation – Mario Wolf, DCLG and Ted Stevens, NaSBA

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