Acorn Insurance Ltd
St. Augustine Street Galway, Ireland
Acorn Insurance is a 'Guaranteed Irish' company. We are dedicated to achieving excellence and are 100% committed to providing all of our clients with a consistently high level of client service. Acorn Insurance works on behalf of its customers to offer the most competitive and innovative products that are available in the market. As a 'Guaranteed Irish' company, our focus is on meeting the needs of our clients by providing them with the best possible Insurance cover and to hopefully save them some money.
Personal Financial Advisor
I am a Personal and Professional Financial Adviser or Consultant I’m experienced in financial matters, with a focus on recommending and sourcing a customer’s needs in the areas of personal financial planning, life cover, serious illness cover, income protection, health insurance, savings, investments, pensions, retirement planning, business financial planning, inheritance tax planning, and mortgages. In addition through my partners I also have access up to 40 operators in the Irish General Insurance market so we can source the best product/price in the market place. I can provide all kinds of Financial Advise and act as a Trusted Adviser. If you're thinking of starting a Pension or have a Pension but you're not too sure how it's performing or you may have had a Pension in the past and it is now "parked". Please let me know, I would love to have a look and give you decent advice that you can trust. I can provide access to the full range of General Insurance requirements be it from the family car to Commercial Fleet Insurance, from Home Insurance to Business/Commercial Insurance, from a Pub to a Farm. I can also provide access to a specialised Commercial Insurance Audit which will show where your business is lacking in the amount of cover required. Amongst some of the other Services & Products I can provide which are not available through Brokers or other avenues are Family Protection/Life Insurance, Co Directors Insurance & Mortgage Protection Insurance. I can also provide access to a range of Savings & Investment Plans through HSBC Global Asset Management which are unavailable except through Acorn Life. If you would like any help or want to discuss any of your Financial requirements then please give me a call on 086 2272006.
Senior Recruitment Specialist/ HR Generalist
Acorn Life, part of the Acorn Group Ltd. based in Galway, it is a 100% Irish owned Life Insurance Company. Through our sister company Acorn Brokerage we also provide General Insurance and Mortgages services to the Irish market. We are the first and only Financial Services Company in Ireland that has achieved the "Guaranteed Irish" logo and accreditation. Acorn life DAC is an equal opportunities employer. Acorn life limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
My background is financial services and for me its as good a grounding as you will get in any walk of life. I've seen people and businesses at all life cycle stages and this has helped me be very grounded when it comes to understanding and resolving many different situations. For me choices come down to a couple of fundamentals - Is it the right thing to do? If you cant afford it, don't buy it. If you want to survive you have to keep up with the times and a step ahead if you want to succeed. Other than that happiness in life is the most important thing and work is one cog in the wheel for that happiness to be achieved albeit a very important one. I understand finance and I know operations, everything from People, Customers, Measurement, Controls and Regulations, Risks and Process Improvements these 7 items are universal in many industries and are key drivers to success. Specialties: Financial Planning, Operational Management, Communications, Training and employee development, flexibility and multi-tasking, Banking, Relationship Management, Credit and investments, Projects.
This is a snapshot of my career to date, here goes: - I joined bank of Ireland in 1995 as a sales consultant in West Clare. - In 1997 I was promoted to an Insurance and Investment Manager (INI) in Co. Clare. - In 1998 I was made a sales manager for North Munster/ Kilkenny managing team of 12 INI managers. - In 2001 I was promoted to area manager for the South of Ireland managing 8 sales managers. - In 2008, I was made head of sales for deposit development managers (DDM) for the republic of Ireland. - In 2012 I took on my next career challenge joining Acorn Life as an agency development manager in a newly opened branch in Nenagh. In addition I want to highlight some of my achievements outside my professional career, here they are: - I won 3 all Ireland medals (Hurling) in 1989 under 21 and Junior and 1991 Junior all Ireland. - I have managed various Tipperary under age and adult teams. - I am very proud to say that I managed my own club Kildangan to win the Inaugural all Ireland intermiediate club hurling championship in 2005 - I managed the Kerry senior hurling team in 2014/2015, winning 2 national leagues, promotion to div 1 and a Cristy Ring cup.
Mark O Connor
Agency Developmnet Manager
I operate as Agency Development Manager for Acorn Life , which is part of the Acorn Life Group of financial companies which function across all sectors in the Life and General Insurance industries , in addition to Mortgage Brokering and Business Advisory. Acorn are the first and only Guaranteed Irish Accredited Financial Services Company operating in today's Irish financial markets , with assets of over €700+ million and combined annual premium of €130 million. Acorn are the Industry's first winner of the prestigious Deloitte Best Managed Companies Award where we operate the largest professional organisation of Financial Partners in Ireland with over 150 associates operating nationwide .We have a total group count of 500+ personnel. Acorn Life are the only recognised financial entity in Ireland with exclusivity to HSBC Global Asset Management, one of the worlds largest financial service organisations with over $500+ billion of assets under management , with an office network in over 20 countries around the world. With over 27 years of senior management experience I have effectively built, managed,motivated and lead high performance teams and organisations to achieve and exceed corporate goals on a consistent basis.I deliver significant experience in strategic direction and planning , business operations , change management , business development , profitability and productivity enhancement. I have operated right across the spectrum from green field opportunities in various sectors and locations, through to mature markets and industries both domestic and abroad. My professional passions are the commercial development and performance management of new and existing companies ,department leads , management and cross -functional teams.