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South West

Understanding customers means getting close to them

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Introducing the South West region

I’m pleased to welcome you to the South West region. As a new Agent you’ll be joining an agency that is already a key part of the NFU Mutual Agency Network. It’s a region that is full of potential, and the business growth opportunities open to you and your Partner Agent(s) are significant.

After all, our reputation’s been built on developing long-standing and effective relationships, with both customers and agencies. Our experienced team is here to help you as you develop your agency’s full potential, because ultimately our success as a region is based on the success of your business.

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Welcome to the South West region, where we continually support our agencies to deliver strong levels of sustainable, profitable, new business growth alongside their ability to retain a market-leading existing client base. During your first year as an Agent, you’ll be given a solid grounding in all aspects of running your own business, from technical product knowledge and support to develop your growth plans, to access to leadership development and resources to implement your strategies.

In my role as Regional Manager I look forward to providing you with plenty of exposure across the organisation, which will support your ambitions for your business and help you achieve your goals.

Roz Hills, Regional Manager

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The South West region

Covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, the South West region works with agencies in diverse locations. And we serve a wide variety of customers, from farmers to Cornish pasty producers, commercial businesses to high net worth individuals.

This means your role as an Agent can vary greatly, as you meet the individual requirements of these different customers. But you’ll have the support of an active regional team. Pulling together, we’ll help you deliver the high-quality service and strong customer loyalty we’re renowned for, so you can build a successful business.

The South West region in numbers

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42

Agent offices

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6

counties

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150,000

customers

 

Meet some of the Agents

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Emily Mills, Senior Agent (Tiverton)

Being a self-employed NFU Mutual Agent means you can make your own decisions. You have total flexibility to grow and develop your team and business in your own way, deciding what’s in the best interests of your business to deliver great client service.

No two days are ever the same. For example, one day I can be talking to an MD of a multi-million-pound business and the next I can be walking around a dairy farm in my wellies. It makes it fun to come to work every day.

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Caroline Thorne, Farming Agent (South West)

The NFU Mutual’s proposition stands out from our competitors and I enjoy being able to be there for our clients and the wider communities. The link with the NFU means we can provide all-round support when our clients need it, which is very satisfying and unique to us.

The absolute high for me is the team that we employ. I love building a strong team – setting out our own values, vision and goals as an agency, developing the team so they can deliver results and reaping the rewards.

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John Herbert, Senior Agent (Clifton and Wrington)

I enjoy selling products and services that do the right thing for customers. And with NFU Mutual, it’s always about the customer, not the sale. So, as an agency, we’re small enough to care about people and communities, but we have a huge support network. Being self-employed is empowering.

It’s given me the flexibility to earn what I’m worth, choose the team around me and put my stamp on the business, while being the kind of hands-on dad I want to be. Every day is different – working with customers, leading my team and meeting farmers as the NFU representative. I’ve learned such a lot – about farming, accounting, recruiting and leadership. It’s been life-changing.

Current opportunities

Here are just some of the opportunities that we currently have in the South West region. Simply, click on the title to find out more.

You can see all the opportunities we have available by clicking the ‘See all opportunities’ button. But don’t forget, if you can’t find your perfect opportunity right now, you can 'Register for alerts'. That way, we’ll get in touch when a relevant opportunity does come up.

We're always pleased to hear from people ready to move into a self-employed Agent role. If you have any questions about becoming an Agent and Partner in the NFU Mutual Agency Network please email agentrecruitment@nfumutual.co.uk.

We also welcome speculative applications for Agent roles, but recommend that you read our ‘The Agent opportunity’ information before submitting your ‘Speculative Agent application’.