QuestGates boosts Major Loss division

13 August 2020: Specialist loss adjuster and UK and Ireland partner to the vrs Adjusters organisation, QuestGates, has further strengthened its Major Loss division with new additions to the team.

Mike Beber has been recruited to provide further surveying support to the major and complex loss team while Aja Hickford has been recruited as an additional major loss accountant and will be providing valuable support on business interruption claims.

An MRICS qualified surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in the residential and commercial property industries, Mike has particular expertise with high value and high profile projects.  He spent seven-years in Australia and then New Zealand from 2008 and become heavily involved with inspecting buildings suffering earthquake damage, determining whether the property was safe for people to return to and what repairs were required.

Aja is a qualified ACCA member with almost two decades’ experience of accountancy roles within the financial services industry, including several years at Cambridge-based insurance broker NW Brown.

QuestGates has also promoted two of its young adjusters to new roles as major loss adjusters.

Kurt Recci joined the business three years ago and has been a rising star within QuestGates since then, honing his skills as a commercial property adjuster and qualified as an Associate of the CILA last year.  Another budding new talent having joined the business a year ago, Michael Murrell, has also been promoted to the major loss division.  He has almost a decade of experience as a commercial adjuster under his belt including dealing with major catastrophes such as Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.  Michael is also ACILA qualified.

Head of Major Loss, Michael Ledgerton, says, “A cornerstone of our client offering has always been to provide them with the best possible technical and personal service and that can only happen if our teams are the best in the business.  We won’t hesitate to recruit the right people – so the likes of Mike and Aja, who can bring fresh new skills and talent, will be a great addition to the team.

“Equally, we’re committed to nurturing the talent we already have on board to bring on the next generation of adjusters.  This ensures that we’re well positioned to provide the best possible service to our clients in the future and so I’m delighted that we’re appointing Kurt and Michael to their new roles and taking the next steps in their adjusting careers.”