About Paul Avis
Paul is Marketing Director at Canada Life Group Insurance he was appointed as Sales and Marketing Director in November 2009 but focused solely on Group Insurance marketing from January 2013. He previously worked at Ceridian (LifeWorks) as Corporate Development Manager, Employ-Mend as Sales and Marketing Director, Legal & General (Group Risk) as Sales Manager, Unum as Senior Sales Consultant and General Accident (now Aviva) as Senior Life Consultant.
Qualified with BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies in 1987, CIM Marketing Diploma in 1994, Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) in 1996 and gained an Henley MBA in 1999.
Having a few drinks every now and again with colleagues is an ordinary part of working life for many. But those who have ever suffered from a Friday morning hangover can attest that sometimes, drinking with colleagues can lead to a lack of good judgement.
Article by 29 April 2017
When the default retirement age was removed in October 2011, the Group Risk industry secured an exemption i.e. you could terminate an employee’s entitlement to benefit when they reached a cessation age of “the greater of 65 or State Pension Age”.
Article by 3 April 2017
It is universally acknowledged that the UK is facing a chronic skills gap. According the Government’s recent Employer Skills Survey, almost a quarter of all UK vacancies are considered skills-shortage vacancies, meaning they are proving difficult to fill because the organisation cannot find applicants with the appropriate skills, qualifications or experience.
Article by 22 March 2017
Google and the local press can occasionally throw up a link that demands a second look. For me it was ... View Article
Article by 25 October 2016
There are many concerns for businesses in the UK but in recent years, both productivity and the impact that sickness ... View Article
Article by 27 June 2016
In the July 2015 budget, the Chancellor announced that from 6th April 2017 any applicants for Employment and Support Allowance ... View Article
Article by 18 November 2015
I have long been a subscriber to the view that the Medical, Charity and Social models of disability are all ... View Article
Article by 6 November 2015
In recent times there has been an increase in reports of individuals suffering from stress at work, stress related absences/conditions ... View Article
Article by 14 October 2015
Every year the two most important surveys for Group Risk Insurers come out in April and June – Swiss Re. ... View Article
Article by 19 May 2015
There has been a lot of discussion recently over the possibility of auto-enrolment style funding for Group Income Protection, either ... View Article
Article by 12 January 2015