In our latest “Meet the Team” update, we’ll be taking a look at our Associate Director, Martine Darkin. She’s been with us here at Eggar Forrester for many years and plays an important role in the smooth running of our business.
Martine started her career in insurance at Eggar Forrester in 2004. This was the same year that Facebook was launched, Britney Spears released her hit single “Toxic”, and the sitcom Friends aired its final season!
While she initially started in an administrative role, she quickly progressed into the field of claims and personal lines insurance.
After gaining her Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) qualification in 2009, she became a senior account handler and began to specialise in commercial areas. These include property owners, directors and officers, engineering, and other commercial lines classes.
In 2017, she was promoted to associate director and started managing the claims team, as well as continuing to broker commercial lines.
In her spare time, Martine is a keen Arsenal fan and a season ticket holder, which helps as she has two football-mad sons. When she isn’t at the stadium, you can find her in the gym, travelling, socialising with friends, and attending music events.
Favourite band? I secretly love a bit of 80s cheese, but my favourite band is Stereophonics.
Favourite holiday destination? It has to be Cuba; the old cars and architecture matched with sun, super friendly people, and plenty of special memories.
Favourite movie? I do love a chick-flick, so I’d probably go for Bridget Jones’s Diary (and I do see some similarities!).
Red or White? White without question.
What one food do you wish had zero calories? Chocolate, which I’m sure everyone will agree with me on!
If I had a superpower, it would be… Ooh, probably the power of flight, it’d definitely make the morning commute more exciting!
Which three people would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Ricky Gervais, Marilyn Monroe, and David Beckham (for his football knowledge – obviously!).