INSURANCE COMPANY PLANS LOCAL EXPANSION
As Acorn Life celebrates twenty years in business, the Fermoy branch is bucking the general recessionary trend and recruiting staff at the moment.
The company opened a branch in the newly developed Anderson Centre in Fermoy in 2005 following local demand from both clients and staff. It currently employs 36 people, the majority of whom are from the Avondhu region, and is looking to develop further its North Cork base.
“In 2005, the company identified that we had a significant number of clients and staff from this area, so it only made sense to open an office that was convenient for everyone,” explained Denis Kelly, regional manager for Acorn Life and a native of Mallow.
“The move proved successful as we continued to find highly skilled personnel and customers who are conscientious about their futures. At a time when other companies are failing and pulling out of the region, we are looking to recruit people and are confident about the future,” continued Mr Kelly, who has been working with the company for the past 16 years.
The need for more staff stems from the understanding locally that the current tough financial times is the most important time to protect our families, our incomes and our futures.
“Financial hardships was a concept no-one thought would come around again. Now that it has, people are warranted in their fears for the future and are ensuring that their loved ones are protected in every way possible.”
“Thankfully, however, many people in the Avondhu region have always been conscious of this necessity and Acorn Life are grateful to be here to provide what is needed.”
According to Pat O’Donnell from Ballylanders, a senior sales executive with the company since 2004, the importance of protecting your family has to be a priority.
“As a mother I know the importance of ensuring that our families are looked after. These times are so tough and unsure but we are still all vulnerable to getting sick, becoming disabled or sudden death. These are things we have to make sure our families are protected against.”
Since joining the company Mrs O’Donnell has progressed as a qualified financial advisor and represented her clients, company and country at the Million Dollar Roundtable convention in Denver, Colorado, a position attained by only 1% of financial advisors.
Acorn Life can help financially protect you and your family against death, serious illness and accidents or help you save for a more prosperous retirement or to cover college expenses for your children.
The company can arrange a free consultation with no obligation at a time and location that suits you best. The company are currently seeking to recruit people who are willing to work in the best interests of clients and have a strong commitment to providing quality and reliable service.
If you are ambitious, willing to learn about the company’s financial products and feel you are suitable to a career in financial services, Denis Kelly would like to hear from you on 025-40811.
Thursday 16th July 6:09pm