Club insurance partner Footman James plans to strengthen its personal lines team with the recruitment of 24 new members of staff in the next two months.

    The new recruits will be based in the customer service, sales and renewals departments to support the increase in calls expected in the peak sales period during the spring and summer months.

    The recruitment process will involve a series of assessment centre days resulting in two intakes, one in February and one in March.

    New recruits will go through an intensive specialist vehicle training plan, where the new members of staff will focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the classic car and bike product. This will also include club/partner visits to provide a real understanding of what’s important to the classic enthusiast. The new teams are expected to be fully operational from the middle of March onwards.

    Andy Fairchild, managing director of Footman James, said: “The recruitment drive is great news for the industry during these uncertain economic times.

    “We have received a significant amount of interest in the positions so far with many excellent candidates applying, a number of whom are classics owners already!

    “As we move towards the core season for classics enthusiasts it is essential that we have the optimum number of staff in place to ensure we are in the best position to service our customers quickly and efficiently at all times. We have listened to feedback from club members and the new appointments further strengthen our commitment to the classic movement, in particular the clubs, which are the lifeblood of the industry.”