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Business administration apprentice joins Blythin & Brown

Richard Picton and apprentice Jack Elsmore in front of the Blythin & Brown Insurance broker logo and sign on a blue wall
Richard Picton and apprentice Jack Elsmore

A Loughborough-based insurance broker has appointed Jack Elsmore as an apprentice business administrator.

It comes as part of Blythin & Brown's commitment to giving a helping hand to local young people.

Having completed his education at Rawlins Academy in Quorn, Jack (16) is joining the company for his apprenticeship, which has been arranged by Loughborough College.

In his new role, Jack will assist the management team with general office administration, as well as support marketing and business development activities.

Commenting, Richard Picton from Blythin & Brown said: "Jack was recommended by an employee and at the same time I was approached about apprenticeships by Loughborough College.

"Jack was very keen to leave school and pursue a career in business and we were delighted to be able to offer him the opportunity to gain work experience, learn new skills and achieve a recognised qualification.

"We get great satisfaction from working with local businesses that are willing to invest time in nurturing young people," added Paula Cochrane from Loughborough College.

"Apprenticeships offer an invaluable opportunity for young people to work in a practical environment and alongside industry professionals to gain the skills required to develop a successful career."

In 2021, Blythin & Brown completed a management buy-out from two retiring directors, Stephen Lewis & Richard Blythin. The company provides business insurance advice to owner-managed businesses; they ensure every client is assigned a dedicated person that understands their business.

In September, Blythin & Brown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with Richard Picton and Jonathan Blythin at the helm. The management team includes the third generation of the Blythin family and its co-founders since the incorporation of the business in 1972.


Written by Tom Young

Tom is a feature writer for Niche Magazine and the Event Co-Ordinator for Cross Productions. He has a degree in Creative Writing and over a decade of experience working in comedy and theatre as the founder of improv group The Same Faces. He writes about what's on, interesting people, and local events.


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