11th February 2020, Essential Insurance, one of the UK’s largest personal, business and HNW protection insurance brokers - specialising in life insurance, income protection, critical illness cover and group risk - today announced the appointment of David Jackson as Relationship Director.  Jackson will oversee the future growth of Essential Insurance’s partnerships and the Essential Insurance Protection Referral Service. He will be responsible for managing day-to-day relationships and partnership requirements - and adding to Essential Insurance’s already successful referral service, utilised by wealth managers, mortgage intermediaries and other financial advisors seeking to provide exceptional protection insurance advice to their clients whilst ensuring a high level of compliance.

Jackson brings many years of experience in the financial services industry and has held executive roles with some of the leading financial services companies such as, the Yorkshire Building Society, Compare The Market and most recently the specialist lender Together Money.

Rob White, Director of Essential Insurance commented on their Protection Referral Service : “In the insurance industry we talk a lot about the ‘protection gap’ and the shocking but simple truth behind the statistics and reports is that an overwhelming number of families would struggle to pay their monthly outgoings – including the mortgage or rent, if they were faced with a drop in income due to the death, illness or injury of a loved one. As a result, we’re forging partnerships with mortgage intermediaries to help tackle the obvious shortfalls in protection that are easily identified when clients are in the process of taking out mortgages.  In addition, we are fast establishing partnerships with wealth managers and other financial advisors who want the assurance that their clients are putting appropriate levels of protection in place - so they're not left exposed to potentially huge liabilities or an inability to provide for the wider family in the short term, whilst complicated estates are being sorted. But rather than have the awkward or embarrassing protection conversations themselves with their clients, they are choosing to add value to their own services by referring through to ourselves for specialist advice.”

Rob White added of Jackson’s appointment, “Whilst we already have a proven Partnership Referral Service in place, David’s appointment will allow us to build a greater number of collaborations with those businesses that have identified a need, but they want a specialist team of experts to provide their clients with protection advice. I am delighted to have David on board to build and further develop our relationships with like-minded companies who want to protect their clients and their own businesses, whilst maximising their income – I have no doubt that David’s appointment will add the expertise and value our partners demand.”

For Essential Insurance Protection Referral Service enquiries contact David Jackson: 07739 964 370 or email

About Essential Insurance:
Essential Finance Group (UK) Limited, trading as Essential Insurance is one of the UK’s largest protection insurance brokers, dedicated to putting customers first. Since launch in 2015, they’ve earnt a reputation for offering first-class customer service and in 2020 are one of the first companies to receive a Platinum Trusted Service award. Created by Feefo, this award is an independent seal of excellence recognising only those businesses who are renowned for delivering exceptional experiences, time and time again, as rated by real customers and is reserved only for those businesses that go above and beyond to provide a consistently excellent service year after year. With a heavy investment in operating systems and intensive advisor training, they’ve created a genuinely customer-centric fully advised service. With an experience that is truly appreciated by its customers and partners alike - and reflected in their consistently high customer outcome satisfaction scores. Essential Insurance also holds the title of ‘Best Protection Firm’, which was awarded to them at the Sesame Bankhall Group PMS Conference 2020.