Employee benefits provider Aceso Health and Group Risk has made two new appointments, expanding the team at its Leeds head office and boosting its apprenticeship programme.
Kellie Page has joined the firm as group risk account executive. She joins Aceso with over 20 years’ experience in financial services and almost a decade specialising in group risk, the insurance employers take out to protect staff for for death in service, critical illness, group income protection and employee sickness insurance.
School leaver Harry Rhodes has also joined Aceso’s Leeds office, gaining a place on the firm’s apprenticeship programme after GCSEs as a healthcare and group risk administrator.
Aceso executive director Mike Picken said: “Many of us at Aceso were colleagues of Kellie’s working together at Henderson Insurance Brokers, which was acquired by Aon. With her vast knowledge and experience of group risk, it is great to welcome her as a member of the team.”
He added: “We are also really pleased to welcome Harry on board at what we hope will be the start of a long career with Aceso. We are passionate about investing in future talent; our focus is on challenging the status quo in the employee benefits and insurance industry, to deliver innovative solutions that best help employers look after their staff in today’s difficult economic climate.
“Fresh new perspectives and ideas are essential to that approach and we’re committed to enabling youngsters flourish. Harry has enormous potential and he is being mentored by Aceso’s first apprentice Aaron Barton who has had a fantastic first year with us.”
Aceso Health and Group Risk is part of the Leeds-based Attis Insurance Group, which now has six offices across the north of England and Midlands and employs over 100 staff.
Aceso has grown from two employees in 2020 to a team of nine and expects to make further hires this year.