Emma Braithwaite, Sales Quality Manager

My story

I joined A-Plan in 2011 as an insurance consultant selling car, home and van insurance in Motor Direct. I then moved to Tooting, where I spent time in the car team and then moved on to the home team. Whenever new employees started in the company, they would shadow me so I could teach them about the quote sheet and the system. My Branch Manager recognised my ability to train and promoted me to Performance Manger in 2014. In 2016, I was promoted to Sales Quality Manager at our head office in Witney. As part of this role, I run focused sales review meetings for each branch, ensuring compliance and sales quality remain at the forefront of the agenda. 

Over the years I have attended a number of informative training programs that have helped to develop my sales skills. When I moved into a compliance role, I also received a lot of support from the Business Risk Management Team who shared their knowledge and expertise. I have thoroughly enjoyed every role I have taken on and am excited to see what’s in store for the future!

Skills

  • The capacity to anticipate needs and requirements of clients, underwriters and colleagues
  • Can build long-term, sound relationships with clients
  • Integrity and acting for the good of the client
  • An ability to exceed clients’ expectations
  • Excellent listening skills
  • A can-do approach

What attracted you to A-Plan?

I had friends who worked in the Witney office that recommended the position to me due to the friendly working environment, professional culture and good prospects of career progression.

What is your working environment like?

It’s a busy working environment. What’s nice is that everyone works together and it’s great to work with such passionate and knowledgeable individuals. There is a wealth of experience at Group and everyone is so supportive and willing to share ideas and best practices.

What made you stay with A-Plan?

As a company, A-Plan treats its staff really well. They recognise talent and promote from within so you know that if you work hard and commit yourself you’ll be rewarded for it.

Describe the A-Plan culture

The culture within A-Plan is very professional and client-centric. We have an excellent reputation of providing clients with a local, friendly and personalised service that sets us apart from the rest.

Why should anyone want to work at A-Plan?

A-Plan will help new employees achieve the Cert CII and will constantly work to develop their skills. It’s a great environment to work in as you always have support from the management teams and there’s so much opportunity to progress if you work hard and apply yourself.

Describe A-Plan in one sentence

A company which works hard to ensure all employees have the support they need to achieve their potential.

See our vacancies section for a full list of our latest roles.