Markerstudy Broking announce key new hire

James Astle

Markerstudy Broking, the broker division of Markerstudy Group, has today welcomed James Astle as Head of Insurer Relations.

Reporting to Ross Barrington, Managing Director of Markerstudy Broking, James has over 30 years’ experience in the industry including roles at Ageas, Zurich and One Call.

The Markerstudy Broking division comprises a number of brands including Brightside Insurance and Insurance Factory – one of the UK’s largest insurance brokers – and James will be responsible for developing new and existing relationships as well as adding value to insurer partners.  

Ross Barrington comments: “We’ve worked with James for a number of years and I’m delighted to welcome him to the team. Insurer relations has always been a key area for us and James has exciting plans to build and shape this space for us.”

James adds: “I’ve had the pleasure in the past of dealing with Markerstudy and have always admired the ambition, culture and values, plus the forward thinking growth plans. When the role came up, it was simply a ‘no brainer’ to join and be part of the future.”