Ben Cooper – employee profile

Ben Cooper – employee profile

Ben Cooper – employee profile

30 Apr 2024

At the heart of our business, it's the people who shape its essence and drive its success. This series is dedicated to introducing the vibrant personalities and diverse expertise that make up Servca.

Can you share a brief overview of your journey in the insurance industry and how you got there?

My journey in the insurance industry began at 16 when I started doing work experience for a local insurance broker during school holidays. During this time, I found myself constantly manipulating and analysing numbers, sparking a keen interest in the use of data. This interest influenced my choice of subject and university, leading to my recent graduation from Durham University with a degree in BSc Geography with a year abroad.

After university I joined Servca on a graduate program. Now, being a fully-fledged member of the team I am delighted with my decision, continuously developing and enjoying the challenging, fast paced environment.

What motivated your decision to join Servca?

I was drawn to Servca due to its small yet energetic atmosphere which presented the opportunity for immediate involvement and personal influence on the business. Additionally, Servca's energetic yet disciplined environment seemed like a perfect fit for me, and my first six months here have confirmed this.

What led you to work in finance?

My interest in finance stems from a lifelong enjoyment of working with numbers and data. Subjects like maths and physics were always my favourites in school due to their incorporation of numbers. The definitiveness of working towards a final goal and the constant challenges presented in finance are aspects that I find particularly appealing.

How do you stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the sector?

To stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the sector, I utilise LinkedIn to follow relevant people and pages. Engaging in conversations with industry professionals and attending events also helps me stay informed and learn the basics as I navigate my new role in the industry.

Where do you see the future of your work heading, and what excites you most about the industry's evolution?

Looking ahead, I believe the incorporation of technologies like AI into the insurance industry presents fascinating opportunities. I am excited about the potential to utilise technological advancements in innovative ways to improve efficiency and accuracy in my work. I believe that machine learning in the field of analytics will improve accuracy and increase speed within the workplace, resulting in more efficient and innovative techniques which will be positive for all levels of the insurance and finance worlds.

In your opinion, what qualities make a great team, and how do you promote collaboration among your colleagues?

Personally, cohesiveness is the most important quality for an effective team. At Servca, we achieve this through set overarching goals for the entire team and open communication channels to discuss progression steps and challenges. Collaboration is promoted by encouraging feedback and promoting individual ideas throughout the company and in team meetings.

And finally, what advice do you have for individuals aspiring to work in the insurance sector?

My advice is to be prepared for the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the industry. It offers opportunities for networking, expansion, and growth, but it's also important to take time to appreciate and enjoy the journey amidst the hustle and bustle.

Can you share a brief overview of your journey in the insurance industry and how you got there?

My journey in the insurance industry began at 16 when I started doing work experience for a local insurance broker during school holidays. During this time, I found myself constantly manipulating and analysing numbers, sparking a keen interest in the use of data. This interest influenced my choice of subject and university, leading to my recent graduation from Durham University with a degree in BSc Geography with a year abroad.

After university I joined Servca on a graduate program. Now, being a fully-fledged member of the team I am delighted with my decision, continuously developing and enjoying the challenging, fast paced environment.

What motivated your decision to join Servca?

I was drawn to Servca due to its small yet energetic atmosphere which presented the opportunity for immediate involvement and personal influence on the business. Additionally, Servca's energetic yet disciplined environment seemed like a perfect fit for me, and my first six months here have confirmed this.

What led you to work in finance?

My interest in finance stems from a lifelong enjoyment of working with numbers and data. Subjects like maths and physics were always my favourites in school due to their incorporation of numbers. The definitiveness of working towards a final goal and the constant challenges presented in finance are aspects that I find particularly appealing.

How do you stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the sector?

To stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the sector, I utilise LinkedIn to follow relevant people and pages. Engaging in conversations with industry professionals and attending events also helps me stay informed and learn the basics as I navigate my new role in the industry.

Where do you see the future of your work heading, and what excites you most about the industry's evolution?

Looking ahead, I believe the incorporation of technologies like AI into the insurance industry presents fascinating opportunities. I am excited about the potential to utilise technological advancements in innovative ways to improve efficiency and accuracy in my work. I believe that machine learning in the field of analytics will improve accuracy and increase speed within the workplace, resulting in more efficient and innovative techniques which will be positive for all levels of the insurance and finance worlds.

In your opinion, what qualities make a great team, and how do you promote collaboration among your colleagues?

Personally, cohesiveness is the most important quality for an effective team. At Servca, we achieve this through set overarching goals for the entire team and open communication channels to discuss progression steps and challenges. Collaboration is promoted by encouraging feedback and promoting individual ideas throughout the company and in team meetings.

And finally, what advice do you have for individuals aspiring to work in the insurance sector?

My advice is to be prepared for the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the industry. It offers opportunities for networking, expansion, and growth, but it's also important to take time to appreciate and enjoy the journey amidst the hustle and bustle.

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Dukes House

32-38 Dukes Place

5th Floor

London, EC3A 7LP

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 207 2250000

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Dragonara Business Centre

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River House Belfast

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Belfast

BT1 2BE



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Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

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Servca Group Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales; Registered Number: 7727494; Registered Office: Dukes House, 32-38 Dukes Place, 5th Floor, London, EC3A 7LP, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca European Insurance Brokers Ltd (a private limited company incorporated in Malta and enrolled to act as an insurance broker); Tower Business Centre, Level 3, Tower Street, Swatar, BKR, 4013, Republic of Malta. UK branch office is registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc, a private limited company incorporated at 40 King Street West, Suite 2100, Toronto, M5H 3C2, Canada. Servca group of companies are owned and operated by Servca Group Holdings Ltd, a private limited company registered in England & Wales.

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Global Headquarters

Servca Group

Dukes House

32-38 Dukes Place

5th Floor

London, EC3A 7LP

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 207 2250000

info@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

European Office

Servca Europe

Dragonara Business Centre

Dragonara Road

5th Floor

St Julian’s, STJ 3141

Republic of Malta


+356 (20) 341690

eu@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s (Brussels) SLM1883

Canadian Office

Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc
40 King Street West
Suite 2100
Toronto
M5H 3C2
Canada


+1 (647) 846 5555

canada@servca.com


Non-regulated servicing company

Northern Ireland

Servca Northern Ireland
River House Belfast

48-60 High Street

Belfast

BT1 2BE



+44 (0) 2895582000

ni@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

© 2024 Servca


Servca Group Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales; Registered Number: 7727494; Registered Office: Dukes House, 32-38 Dukes Place, 5th Floor, London, EC3A 7LP, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca European Insurance Brokers Ltd (a private limited company incorporated in Malta and enrolled to act as an insurance broker); Tower Business Centre, Level 3, Tower Street, Swatar, BKR, 4013, Republic of Malta. UK branch office is registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc, a private limited company incorporated at 40 King Street West, Suite 2100, Toronto, M5H 3C2, Canada. Servca group of companies are owned and operated by Servca Group Holdings Ltd, a private limited company registered in England & Wales.

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Global Headquarters

Servca Group

Dukes House

32-38 Dukes Place

5th Floor

London, EC3A 7LP

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 207 2250000

info@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

European Office

Servca Europe

Dragonara Business Centre

Dragonara Road

5th Floor

St Julian’s, STJ 3141

Republic of Malta


+356 (20) 341690

eu@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s (Brussels) SLM1883

Canadian Office

Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc
40 King Street West
Suite 2100
Toronto
M5H 3C2
Canada


+1 (647) 846 5555

canada@servca.com


Non-regulated servicing company

Northern Ireland

Servca Northern Ireland
River House Belfast

48-60 High Street

Belfast

BT1 2BE


+44 (0) 2895582000

ni@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

© 2024 Servca


Servca Group Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales; Registered Number: 7727494; Registered Office: Dukes House, 32-38 Dukes Place, 5th Floor, London, EC3A 7LP, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca European Insurance Brokers Ltd (a private limited company incorporated in Malta and enrolled to act as an insurance broker); Tower Business Centre, Level 3, Tower Street, Swatar, BKR, 4013, Republic of Malta. UK branch office is registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc, a private limited company incorporated at 40 King Street West, Suite 2100, Toronto, M5H 3C2, Canada. Servca group of companies are owned and operated by Servca Group Holdings Ltd, a private limited company registered in England & Wales.

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