Calling All Petrolheads (and non-petrolheads, too): Bishop's Stortford Needs YOU

From: HIC Herts Insurance Consultants
Published: Fri Feb 19 2010

One company in Bishop's Stortford is coming out of the recession very nicely, thank you. In fact, it has spent that last 18 months growing its turnover and workforce by over 50%. As the economy improves, it is looking to grow even more – and is recruiting extra staff to cope with the increase in business.

The company in question is Herts Insurance Consultants, or HIC, and it's best known for extreme car insurance, covering everything from modified monsters and pimped-out hot hatches to high-powered kit cars and customised campervans. However, these days the company is also into standard motors, having built an innovative online insurance system that has been a big hit with punters looking for cheaper car insurance.

"This last year has just been fantastic for us," says HIC director Andy Morton. "The new staff have played a huge role in helping us increase business, right across the board. A couple of years ago we had just 40 employees. Currently we've got 90 – and we need more right now, and we'll need more again in the near future.

"By the middle of 2010 we reckon we'll be employing another 40 to 50 people."

The HIC set-up may surprise anyone thinking that insurance is a bit of a dull option, career-wise. Situated right in the middle of town, just above the library, the offices are busy and bustling and the staff r & r room features an internet café and huge graffiti-style murals of motors.

"A lot of the staff are real petrolheads," admits Andy Morton. "Lucky for them, going to car events, track days and shows can all be part of the job.

"However, you don't have to be nuts about motors to work here. We're on the look-out for people of all abilities and experience, to work in admin, sales and for general office duties."

HIC bucked the trend in doing so well during the recession – how confident are they of increasing business as the recession ends? "Our online insurance system is growing all the time. Car insurance is one of those things that people want to pay as little as possible for – and that's what we offer. We don't see cheaper insurance becoming any less popular, however much the economy improves!"

To find out about job opportunities at HIC call Andy Morton on 08451 290290. For information about HIC visit
Company: HIC Herts Insurance Consultants
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Contact Phone: 01263 761000

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