Trade credit insurer Atradius is better placed than ever to deliver crucial support to North West businesses.
A world leader in trade credit insurance with an established local presence in the north west, Atradius has created a new and larger team to enhance its offering in the region.
Thomas Murphy and Chelcee Witkowski have joined Atradius as business development managers alongside James Armitage and Lisa McMillan as account managers. They join senior business development manager Sally Nolan and account managers Sarah Seddon and Nicola Hinchliff. The team, which is based in Atradius’ Manchester Regional Hub is headed up by Regional Manager Mike Rowan who is already very well known in the region.
The Atradius Northern Region is tasked with growing Atradius’ presence over the year ahead, demonstrating to businesses in the region the value of trade credit insurance and further enhancing relationships with brokers and business partners.
“While we’re part of a multinational company with exceptional worldwide trade expertise, our northern team is based here on the doorstep of north west businesses, tailoring our service to the local market,” comments Mike Rowan. “We’re part of the fabric of the business community and are committed to providing the best possible service.”
The team expansion follows Atradius’ strategic move from Salford Quays to The Chancery, Spring Gardens, in the heart of Manchester’s financial district in 2013. The northern hub services Atradius’ brokers, customers and prospects in the north of England and Scotland.
With experts on the ground around the world and business intelligence on millions of companies worldwide, Atradius supports customers to trade with confidence by protecting them from the risks of non-payment. In addition to its ability to pay out claims, Atradius also provides unrivalled insights and advice on the risks and opportunities of trade making it the perfect partner for businesses.
“Non-payment is the single biggest risk of trade with the ability to effectively cripple a business overnight”, explained Mr Rowan. “Trading with protection, especially in the current climate of economic uncertainty, is essential. At Atradius, our role doesn’t stop there. As the export experts, we partner with businesses from the very beginning of a trade relationship to ensure that risks are mitigated and that viable opportunities are seized.”
Among its armoury, Atradius offers real-time insights and expert analysis on new and existing trade relationships, a suite of free economic, country and sector reports as well as a new digital credit management portal, Atrium, designed to directly and quickly address the everyday needs of customers and brokers. In addition, Atradius has enhanced its support to SMEs with a new streamlined cover option. Simple yet effective, Atradius Modula Freedom offers the protection SMEs need with a format, pricing structure and clear features designed specifically for them.
“Our aim at Atradius is to be the best,” said Mike Rowan. “We have the expertise, knowledge, experience and tools that businesses need, coupled with our renowned quality customer service. We are excited about showing more businesses and brokers in the north west what we have to offer and building upon our presence to be the best service provider in the market.”