Financial Services

BAHA committee member Darren takes on senior role with local NFU Mutual Agency

John Heather and Darren Seward

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: April 12, 2024 | Updated: 12th April 2024

Darren Seward has been appointed as an Agent and Partner at NFU Mutual’s New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth Agency.

Darren joined the agency back in 2022, bringing more than 35 years of commercial and corporate insurance experience, particularly in hospitality, tourism, and food and drink along with existing relationships with the agency’s major customers and partners in the region including Hampshire Fare, Services for Tourism and BAHA (BH Area Hospitality Association), where he serves as a committee member.

His new role will further increase focus in this important sector across the South Coast whilst continuing to provide the best care for NFU Mutual’s customers and supporting its work with local businesses and partnerships.

Darren has also taken on the role of Group Secretary for the New Forest branch, becoming the main point of contact for members.

John Heather, Senior Agent at the New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth agency said: “I am delighted that Darren has become an agent in our business.

“He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, in commercial and corporate insurance and in the hospitality and tourism sector, helping us to increasingly focus on this critical sector for the South Coast area”.

Darren added: “I have been working for the agency for two years and previously at NFU Mutual’s Head Office for eight years.

“I love working with the excellent team that we have and am really pleased to have the opportunity to take on the Agent role.

“I am looking forward to helping the team to develop our support for local businesses and deepening partnerships with business partners across New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole areas”.

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