National firm of Chartered Surveyors Eddisons, whose head office is in Leeds, has appointed Darren Toms as Client Services Director of its Insolvency Insurance Services division.
Mr Toms (38) has over 10 years experience in the insolvency industry, specialising in insolvency insurance, where he has managed a range of complex insurance issues.
His key focus will be on driving expansion of the division into key markets and developing relationships with new and existing clients on a national basis.
He said: ‘I have admired the innovative work Eddisons and Aon have been carrying out for some time and am delighted to have joined such a respected firm. I look forward to contributing to their ambitious growth plans.’
Nick Towns, Head of the Insurance Services division said: ‘Darren has a wealth of experience along with strong client relationships and is an excellent addition to the team.
‘His proven track record of success, coupled with enviable skill sets will add real value to our client proposition.’
A Spokesperson for Aon added: ‘We are very excited to be working alongside Darren and using his wealth of expertise. Our Insolvency offering has developed considerably of the past 18 months and with the acquisition of Darren, we see it going from strength to strength’.
The Insolvency Insurance team specialises in providing bespoke property insurance and risk management solutions to a range of financial institutions and insolvency practitioners. Eddisons entered the UK insolvency insurance market in 2010 in conjunction with Aon and RSA.
Darren Toms can be contacted at email@example.com or 07827 353 362
By Carl Gledhill
Richard joined Eddisons in 2003 and has been the Managing Partner since 2012, a role that sees him lead the strategic direction and development of the business under the ownership of Begbies Traynor Group plc. Richard has been instrumental in the growth of the business which has seen turnover more than double since 2008.
In addition to his role as Managing Partner, Richard continues to play a vital role with key clients, particularly in the banking sector, where he is a trusted adviser to major high street clearing banks. Over the last eight years, Richard has been appointed LPA Receiver on many high profile properties and assists in the recovery of distressed loan portfolios.
Prior to joining Eddisons, Richard worked in the real estate division of a 'Big Four' firm where his notable assignments included the privatisation of Saudi Telecom for flotation on the New York Stock Exchange.