Partners& has appointed Steve Herbert as Wellbeing and Benefits Director. The move is in line with its strategy to enhance its employee benefit proposition and build a reputation as a thought leader to support clients with the issues they are facing today in the context of the post pandemic workplace and the cost of living crisis.
Steve is a renowned and respected pensions, employee benefits and wellbeing professional. He has built a reputation with corporate clients, journalists and the wider employee benefits industry for public speaking and commentary on a wide range of HR and workplace issues.
Phil Barton, Partners& CEO, said: “The provision of innovative and practical wellbeing, health and protection advice is a core element of our client proposition. Never before have people issues been so consistently at the forefront of our clients’ agenda. With the challenges caused by the tight employment market, flexible / home working and now the cost of living crisis – our corporate and midmarket clients are in need of sound advice. Steve is a well-respected and experienced authority in this marketplace and will be instrumental in building our proposition. Steve’s appointment takes our successful team on the next stage of its journey.”
Steve Herbert added: “I’m genuinely excited to be joining such a progressive business as Partners&. The culture of this organisation centres on the needs and objectives of the client – a vital first step to ensuring the success of any employee benefits or wellbeing offering.
“My primary role as Wellbeing and Benefits Director will be to accelerate our thought leadership programme by communicating the value and usage of employee benefits provision and wellbeing services to both our existing and potential corporate clients and their employees. I will also be actively involved in proposition development, whilst continuing my media and industry work in the human resources and employee benefits space.
“I am delighted to be working alongside the Partners& team of topic experts and former colleagues Leighton Churchill, Dan Cockram, Steve Hope and Jeremy Reid as well as our ecosystem partners Craig Pritchard and Peter Matthews of Integrity365.”
Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses and private clients. As a next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of broking, such as technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance the client experience and create a dynamic workplace for its talented team. The company recently received two awards, Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme and Best UK Start Up at the 2021 UK Broker Awards.