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Manchester InsurTech Ripe Thinking has announced two key senior appointments as the fast-growing company surpasses 300,000 customers.

Joining Ripe’s senior team is Rob Styring as chief financial officer and Simon Trott as chief operating officer. Both bring enviable track records of success in the insurance sector.

Styring joins from Kingsbridge Group, where he was CFO, having formerly been a finance director in PIB Group, Thistle Insurance and Towergate. Trott was COO of legal specialists NAHL Group plc and previously held senior roles at RKH Group and Towergate.

The two worked together leading Towergate Direct, the specialist retail division. With Trott as CEO and Styring as finance director, Towergate Direct grew to over 500,000 customers and achieved over £250m Gross Written Premium.

Ripe Thinking

Ripe, a star of our sister publication BusinessCloud’s InsurTech 50 innovation ranking, has seen policyholder numbers exceed 300,000, reinforcing its position as one of the UK’s largest InsurTech companies providing easy-to-access, reliable cover to leisure, lifestyle and SME customers. 

The milestone marks a 50% increase in customers in less than three years.

“Rob and Simon join as we start our next important expansion phase of markets, products and superior delivery to our customers,” said Paul Williams ACII, CEO. 

“Their expertise will help drive our continued success and the growth we know is possible. The whole Ripe team is excited to be working with them.”

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