17917An experienced insurance industry professional has joined Henderson Insurance Brokers on Teesside, boosting the firm’s growing agricultural insurance team.

Kimberley Darkes, 26, has joined the firm, which is based at George Stephenson Court, on Preston Farm Business Park in Stockton-On-Tees, as an agricultural account handler. Her job entails underwriting Farm Combined Insurance covering farm buildings, livestock and other property and Motor Insurance, which covers private and commercial vehicles.

Kimberley, who lives in Darlington, has climbed the insurance career ladder after working for seven years at BIB Underwriters, before joining the 40-strong team at Hendersons. Kimberley is bringing with her several years’ experience in the farming sector to her current role, as she has worked in Farm Combined Insurance for several years.

Kimberley said: “Henderson Insurance Brokers is very well-known and respected and I am very pleased to have joined the firm. The whole team is very hard-working, but also friendly and welcoming. I am looking to build my career in insurance with Henderson Insurance Brokers.”

Jonathan Willett, a Director at Henderson Insurance Brokers Teesside, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Kimberley to her role on the agricultural team, which is a growing sector of expertise for us. I am sure she will be a first-rate member of the team.

“These are exciting times at Henderson Insurance Brokers on Teesside as after a very successful six years in the area we are continuing to grow through the expansion of a talented and knowledgeable team.”

Henderson opened its Teesside office in 2009 to provide advice and insurance support to the area.