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Partners& appoints Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits lead

The move is in line with its strategy to provide ‘seamless, quality advice’ to clients across insurance, employee benefits and risk management

Partners& has appointed Marcia Reid as managing partner for its Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits department, joining the executive team.

The move is in line with Partners&’s strategy to provide “seamless, quality advice” to clients across insurance, employee benefits and risk management, and Reid will report to Partners& CEO Phil Barton.

Reid has 30 years’ experience in corporate health and wellbeing, including senior management roles in National Account manager for Bupa UK, head of SME at SimplyHealth and director of Corporate Consulting at Lorica. 

Most recently, Reid was the managing director of the Health and Protection division of Stackhouse Poland where she led a team of consultants and support administrators “to achieve the best possible outcome for corporate and private clients”. 

The Partners& Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits team focuses on “obtaining a forensic understanding of their clients’ business and employee profile”. It identifies and quantifies their risks, and recommends a relevant business protection, wellbeing, engagement and benefits strategy to help clients protect their business and “maximise their people’s potential”.   

Phil Barton, Partners& CEO, said: “In the current environment, our clients need the best advice when it comes to the risks they face – and people risk is at the top of that list. Marcia’s background and experience in the sector is second to none and I’m confident she will lead the team to provide industry leading quality advice when clients need it most. She will also be a great addition to the Executive Team and I’m looking forward to working with her to help shape the future of our business.”

Reid said: “This is a challenging time for anyone involved in the business of health but a significant opportunity for specialist advisers to work closely with their clients to protect themselves, their people and their business. I am delighted to be joining the talented and inspirational Executive Team at Partners& and I look forward to leading the Wellbeing, Engagement and Benefits team. 

“We will work together to further develop the excellent proposition that goes right to the heart of the people risk agenda. We have a compelling story to tell and a shared purpose in combining technical excellence with commercial pragmatism and empathy.”

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