Bell & Co News

We are pleased to announce that Simon Hodds has been selected for Allianz 2014 Commercial Partner Academy Scholarship Programme.

Simon Hits Scholarship Heights!


May 2014

The Scholarship Programme was formally launched last week, with the event taking place at a lunch hosted at the Chartered Insurance Institute headquarters in the City of London.

Allianz, has awarded just 33 places to scholars this year, after receiving its highest number of applications yet, almost 150.

Simon and other successful applicants were joined at the event by Allianz representatives and their broker sponsors. Speaking at the event were Simon McGinn, General Manager, Allianz Commercial and Doctor Sandy Scott, Chief Executive of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Simon McGinn, Allianz Commercial, commented, 'We have been very impressed with the high calibre of applicants this year and I am delighted to welcome our third intake of commercial broker scholars.'

Richard Salt, Managing Director of Bell & Co and Simon's course sponsor added,'Simon has performed really strongly to get here but realises the hard work just carries on now! We are really grateful for Allianz' educational support with such an initiative. It is perhaps no surprise that as a Chartered Insurer, they recognise the value of such initiatives and we are proud that one of our brightest young people has been chosen to represent us. As Derbyshire's first Chartered Insurance Broker, it is demonstrative of the culture of our business, our partnership with Allianz and long may this continue.'