National Friendly appoints new business development manager


National Friendly, the Bristol-based over 50s provider which specialises in protection and long term care insurance markets, has announced the appointment of Gavin Brooks to the role of Business Development Manager, in a move designed to continue to support the company’s rapidly growing presence in the intermediary sector.

Gavin has over 15 years of experience in the industry selling protection and general insurance products.

Having run a small brokerage, he has a unique market perspective, understanding the issues brokers face as well as the interests of providers.

Gavin comments,

“National Friendly is a rapidly growing force in the provision of specialist insurance products such as its innovative solutions for later life care funding and it’s over 50s life cover products and I am looking forward to developing and growing that presence in this increasingly important market.”

National Friendly Head of Sales & Marketing Oliver Jones added:

“Gavin’s unique perspective, having worked for both providers and as broker will give us invaluable strengths, as we move to grow our presence in the vital later life care funding and over 50s insurance markets. His experience of building business via our brokers is a key part of our business plan going forward.”

Established in 1868, National Friendly is a mutual society, specialising in offering the over 50s private medical insurance, social and adult care funding solutions, guaranteed life assurance and savings and investments.

About National Friendly

Based in the centre of Bristol, National Friendly is a mutual society, with the aim of helping its members to prepare for life’s difficulties. 

Established in 1868, it has no shareholders and exists to serve the best interests of over 33,500 members.

National Deposit Friendly Society Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Its vision is to be a forward-thinking and trusted mutual that meets the health, welfare and protection needs of its members through a portfolio of innovative insurance and savings products.