Travel has been the unofficial theme of the Keystone team’s activities over the last quarter. All of us have been away somewhere seeing brokers and business colleagues nationally and overseas.
In late June/early July Neil and Felicity visited the financial district in London’s unexpected humidity, catching up with Keystone’s important partners in the insurance market, and including a visit to Lloyds.
August saw Jon and Ben greet brokers at the Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. They also took the opportunity to catch up with contacts over breakfast or lunch to discuss current business and make plans for future growth.
Kaleb and Ben ran the Keystone stand at the Norwest Sydney UAC in Parramatta, also in August. This gave them the opportunity to meet many new faces and receive a pleasing number of enquiries on our range of products. Keystone merchandise was well received!
The next trip was to the Adelaide Convention Centre for the UAC in September. Charlotte and John were in attendance to fly the Keystone flag. As part of the visit, John and Charlotte also spent time catching up with local supportive brokers. It was great to relax over a meal and discuss ongoing business in person.
John next flew across to Tasmania with Ben for the UAC at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart. It was a great opportunity to meet up with some familiar contacts with whom we regularly do business and to introduce ourselves to new faces at our expo stand.
Each of the UACs provided a boost of interest in Keystone as more brokers become familiar with our offering, and this shows in their enthusiastic uptake of KeyQuote usage. There are now over 2,000 users of this innovative system which is very easy to use. Brokers can receive a login that enables them to produce instant quotes and documentation for their clients and allows them to bind online as soon as the client is ready.
Jon spent a few days in Sydney city and a little way out of town in October, travelling around to visit brokers he had not been able to see in person for some time. Jon has lived and worked in Sydney and so has a substantial list of contacts; he was pleased to be able to catch up with a few to strengthen connections and discuss opportunities.
Back in Melbourne, nothing has been standing still as the growth and success of the business continue to expand. One of the aspects that reflects this is the well-deserved promotion of Charlotte in July. She is a happy and enthusiastic member of the team who is well-liked by teammates and brokers for her efficiency and willingness to help wherever possible. Congratulations on the learning journey so far Charlotte, well done!
One of the recent highlights has been a visit to the team from ‘Woody,’ John’s big black Labrador, for R U Okay Day, tail swinging and nose checking out every desk and cupboard! We all donned yellow and black t-shirts to match Woody’s necktie and helped to promote this worthy event. The message is to check on the well-being of each other at any time and feel free to ask whether things are okay if someone you know appears to be struggling.