Kelvin Smith Insurance Brokers appoints two new directors

Scott Gardner, Stephen Travers and Rena Ross (Kelvin Smith)

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A GLASGOW-based insurance brokerage which is preparing to celebrate 40 years in business has appointed two new directors. 

Longstanding employees Rena Ross and Scott Gardner will now sit on Kelvin Smith’s board alongside Managing Director Stephen Travers. 

The pair have been instrumental in the growth of the £15m-turnover business which has added £1m per year in turnover every year since 2012. 

Business development expert Scott Gardner celebrated his ten-year anniversary with the company last year. 

His appointment is partly recognition for the key role he has played in establishing Kelvin Smith’s foothold in the haulage, construction, and hospitality sectors. 

Meanwhile, Rena, who has worked in every department during her more than 20 years at Kelvin Smith, is now responsible for the firm’s over 500 fleet insurance clients. 

Kelvin Smith Managing Director Stephen Travers said:  “Finding and keeping good people is fundamental to the success of our business.” 

“Rena and Scott have been integral to our growth. Scott has played a key role in winning new clients, while Rena is instrumental in providing the quality service that keeps them with us. Their attitude and skills are an example to everyone in the team.” 

“We will continue to invest in our talent, to provide ways for great people to build their careers within Kelvin Smith. Both Rena and Scott were fairly early in their careers when they joined us. Their progression to the position of director shows what’s possible when aptitude and attitude combine.” 

“We’re now at a size where additional support on the board is absolutely necessary. Rena and Scott are the perfect additions. Together, we will lead the team and build on our success.”

Kelvin Smith has a team of 40 which includes a separate team of FCA Authorised IFA’s providing premium health and life insurance, pensions and a positive working environment.

Kelvin Smith, which was founded in November 1982, has established itself as one of Scotland’s leading firms of insurance brokers, weathering industry transformations, recessions, and a global pandemic. 

As well as ambitious targets for the business, Scott and Rena are also set to play a key role in Kelvin Smith’s ambitious charity target. 

As part of its 40th birthday celebrations, Kelvin Smith is hoping to raise £80,000 in 2022, for local Glasgow charities as well as a variety of refugee charities across the UK.

Since the beginning of April, Kelvin Smith has donated £15 for every policy renewal. The company has a whole host of fundraising initiatives in the works, including a sponsored cycle and charity lunch.

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