Head of Group Risk and Protection
Stephen started work in the financial services industry in 1985 with Scottish Widows before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser in 1994, specialising in pension and investment advice for corporate clients. In 2000 he joined Unum and soon realised how important Group Risk benefits were to employers and employees alike.
Stephen joined Premier Choice in 2006 as a Group Risk consultant and became Head of Group Risk in June 2013. Part of his role involves providing training and guidance to our consultants on group risk planning. He believes off the shelf products do not always provide the best solution for employers and seeks to work in a consultative manner to ensure any arrangements fit within their specific needs. This detailed approach has led to him winning and being highly commended in numerous industry awards. He says, “Premier Choice is committed to raising awareness of the need for Group Risk products amongst our customers and we always demonstrate the many benefits which can be achieved in a cost-effective way.”
In December 2017, Stephen also took over responsibility for the Protection division within Premier Choice and will be working to grow this in the same way he has the Group Risk division. Protection is a specialist area and fits well with his experience and expertise in the group risk market.
Out of work, Stephen is married with four children, is Governor of a school and manages a local junior football team.