Thriving mutual continues to grow

Posted in: Corporate Last updated: 09 Aug 2011

Yorkshire-based Engage Mutual has confirmed its continued expansion with the creation of twenty jobs in the area.

The last 12 months has been a time of substantial growth for Engage Mutual, underpinned by a strong financial performance and its thirteenth successive year of increasing customer numbers in 2010. The thriving organisation has added twenty roles to its head office in Harrogate, across a number of areas in the business.

It today (9 August 2011) announced the acquisition of National Friendly’s sales team and the One Fund, a health cash plan targeted at the corporate market. In addition to the new sales team, ten roles have arisen from the consolidation of the recently acquired business of Ecclesiastical Life into the Harrogate office. And in a drive to support new business, a further five roles are being recruited into the customer contact centre.

Andrew Haigh, Chief Executive at Engage Mutual commented,

“Building on a successful year, we are delighted that recent developments have created additional employment opportunities in the local area.”

“As a customer owned business, a sound financial base and continued strong performance are essential. Growing and developing the team in our Harrogate centre to keep in step with the success of the business will ensure that we are able to improve products and services and deliver additional benefits to our members.”

The addition of an experienced sales team and a differentiated health cash plan for the corporate market complements Engage Mutual’s direct to consumer health cash plan, and reinforces the mutual’s commitment to being a key player in the UK healthcare market. Since entering this market in July 2008, annual premium income has grown to more than £7m.