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Sunday 20 August 2017

Acorn Life set to create 15 new jobs

Acorn Life, a 100% Irish owned Life Assurance Company have recently announced plans to open a new branch in the Louth/Fingal area under the management of Seamus O Hanlon.

The new venture will create 15 new jobs in the region and is part of Acorn Life's ambitious nationwide growth strategy which will see the company's branch network and staff numbers nearly double over the next five years.

From humble beginnings in Galway in 1989, Acorn Life has grown into a company with over 300 staff and financial advisers, assets under management of €709 million at the end of 2016 and premium income of €123 million during the year.

The company provide protection, pensions, savings and investment solutions to the Irish public and their success is built on providing financial advice through long term relationships in local communities.

Speaking at the announcement Keith Butler, Sales Director said 'At Acorn Life we believe that a business grows when its people grow. We have ambitious plans to grow further in the coming years and are actively looking to add financial advisors to our branch network nationwide.

'We are particularly focussed on recruiting self-starters, preferably with a track record in entrepreneurship or business development. We provide an all-embracing support system to help these individuals build a financial services career and gain the relevant professional qualifications.

'We are delighted to welcome a respected financial professional of the calibre of Seamus O Hanlon on board to lead our Acorn Life team in the Louth/Fingal area and we know his knowledge and experience will help grow our business into the future.'

Former GAA star O'Hanlon, who has held various senior management roles during his 30 year career in the Financial Services industry in the North East, is excited by the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead.

'The last few years have been really great for Acorn Life. The company has gone from strength to strength, culminating in the most recent achievement - to be the first Life Assurance Company in Ireland to be awarded the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award. The designation is a symbol of Irish corporate excellence and recognises companies that are focussed on their core vision, create stakeholder value, excel in all area of their business and celebrate the contribution of the entire organisation.'

'My role with Acorn Life involves building and developing a team of financial advisors in the Louth/Fingal area and to enable them become successful business owners in the Irish financial services market. We specialise in taking ambitious men and women from both financial and non-financial backgrounds and transforming them into Qualified Financial Advisors (QFA).'

If you are a motivated self-starter with the will to win and the determination to create your own success story, then you will benefit from the guidance and opportunity offered by Acorn Life. Get in touch with me today on seamus.ohanlon@acornlife.ie.

Drogheda Independent

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