Arista lures Aviva underwriter


Commercial lines underwriting specialist Arista Insurance has hired Kevin Earnshaw as a senior development underwriter.

Earnshaw is responsible for developing new business with a panel of designated brokers and manage the established book of business

He is a direct replacement for Jon Bodman, following Bodman’s recent promotion to area underwriting manager – North, based in Manchester.

Earnshaw was previously a team leader at Aviva. He has 15 years of underwriting and broker development experience, often working on-site with brokers, having undertaken a number of varied roles for Aviva locally.

Leighton Brown, broker development manager at Arista, said: “We are delighted to announce both Jon’s well deserved promotion as well as his immediate replacement by Kevin Earnshaw. Kevin has a great reputation and is a highly respected underwriter in the South West insurance market. The promotion and appointment demonstrate Arista’s ongoing commitment to recruiting experienced and empowered local underwriters in the South West.

“Arista has always relied on the quality of its people to deliver for our brokers. As part of our commitment to the South West and Wales independent broker community we continue to attract some of the best underwriters in the local market.”   

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