Comfort Insurance hires new Director of Trading

– to take advantage of the growing UK ‘staycation’ market


Gareth Hughes has joined leisure vehicle specialist insurance broker – Comfort Insurance – as Director of Trading to help boost market share in emerging leisure insurance sectors due to anticipated growth in the UK outdoor holiday market, some of which is driven by Brexit uncertainty.

Ben Cue, Comfort’s Operations Director said of Gareth’s appointment ‘We’re absolutely delighted to have someone with Gareth’s experience on board to support our ambitious growth plan over the next 5 years and to add further market and leadership experience to our knowledgeable family team. We see this and other key hires as critical in meeting future demand for specialist leisure vehicle insurance ‘

Gareth is an experienced leader having managed teams of traders at both Aviva and AXA and having held a variety of Business Development and Leadership roles with insurers. He has worked with insurance brokers throughout his career, his last role being Branch Manager for London and Maidstone branches at AXA insurance.

Comfort specialises in all areas of insurance for the leisure market for individuals and for businesses and has built market-leading products particularly for Motorhome and Campervan owners. They anticipate changing trends in the way people use their free time with more demand for active holidays and short breaks in the UK and increasing values of leisure vehicles leading to a greater demand for the specialist products that Comfort can supply, either on a direct to customer basis or in a wholesale environment to other insurance brokers.