Simply Business announces new chairman

Phil Zeidler joins the UK’s Best Company to Work For and largest business insurer.

The UK’s biggest business insurance provider Simply Business has appointed Phil Zeidler as Chairman of the board. The role will allow him to support the management team in developing Simply Business’s direct and partnership propositions as the market leading company continues its expansion.

Zeidler joins Simply Business as it is named the 2015 Best Company to Work For by The Sunday Times, adding to the firm’s other accomplishments such as its previous inclusion in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and The Sunday Times Tech Track top 100 companies.

With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance services industry, Zeidler has set up three businesses in the general insurance sector, the last of which, Junction, became the largest partnership broker in the UK with over a million customers in 6 years. In addition, as a board director of BGL Group, he was involved in industry disruptor Compare the Market.

Jason Stockwood, CEO of Simply Business said: “Phil’s wealth of experience in the insurance industry along with his entrepreneurial expertise will be an invaluable asset for Simply Business as we embark on the next chapter of the company. Simply Business launched ten years ago and we have always strived to constantly improve and evolve our offering to provide the best possible service to our customers. We are excited about the great impact Phil will have and look forward to his involvement in driving the company forwards.”

Phil Zeidler, Chairman of Simply Business, said: “I am delighted to join Simply Business and play a leading role in the development of such an innovative and ambitious company. The recent awards are testimony to the great work of the team, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s ongoing success.”

For further information, please contact:

Nithiya Gnanathas/ Arthur Trousdell

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About Simply Business

Simply Business is the UK’s biggest business insurance provider, specialising in public liability insurance for SMEs and landlord insurance.

Launched in 2005, Simply Business provides an online brokerage service delivering policies tailored to individual business requirements. It has a team of UK based insurance specialists and employs almost 300 people across offices in London and Northampton.

Simply Business provides insurance to more than 475,000 UK SMEs and landlords and owing to its internal underwriting capability can cover over 1,000 trade types. It has been a Sunday Times Tech Track 100 company for the past three years and was recently named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA. Revenues have grown from £4.2 million in 2006, to £25.4 million in 2014, and the company has been named 2015 and 2016 winners of The Sunday Times’ Best Company to Work For.