Meet the Team
Here are our highly qualified training team with many years experience in insurance and teaching to help you on your way to becoming a qualified individual in the exciting and ever changing world or insurance!
Chief Operating Officer - at Wiser Academy
Crescens is a highly experienced financial service professional with far-reaching and extensive knowledge in, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Organisational Development and generalist HR, attained during a progressive career both in global & regional organisations.
Crescens has over 15 years’ experience within the insurance industry, he started his career as a sales consultant in 2002 with Zurich Financial Services and quickly moved to the training team where he found his passion for working to develop people. Crescens’ ethos is not to look for the finished product in his employees, but to identify and celebrate the potential each individual has, and help shape their skills and experience through various professional development initiatives.
Crescens co-conceived Wiser Academy to offer affordable and relevant training solutions to the UK insurance market. Since the launch of the Academy under Crescens’ leadership the academy have managed to reach out to more than 200+ insurance brokers and have helped over 500+ people attain their professional insurance qualification.
Crescens is passionate about learning and development and through Wiser Academy he wishes to change the attitude and mind-set to professional qualification within the insurance industry. He dreams of a day when everyone within the insurance sector is professionally qualified.
In his volunteer role as an Apprenticeships Ambassador, Crescens’ supports the government’s objective of promoting apprenticeships to businesses in England.
Fact: Outside of work Crescens enjoys photography.
Head of Apprenticeships
Kelly is head of apprenticeship delivery for Be Wiser Insurance and Wiser Academy.
Kelly has 15 years’ experience working in the insurance industry, during this time she has worked in various departments within personal lines but it was in training where she found her passion for learning and development.
Whilst in training Kelly completed her assessors award which led her into apprenticeships and NVQ assessing.
In 2014 Kelly moved into apprenticeships and shaped the Be Wiser Apprenticeship programme, successfully securing funding to deliver apprenticeship programmes in house.
Kelly’s contribution to the team has enabled us to win several awards such as; Apprenticeships National Award Winner 2015 and Regional Award Winner 2014.
Fact: Kelly’s daughter, mother and grandmother were all born on the same date!
Colin is responsible for writing, maintaining and delivering our various training modules, whilst also administering users and material on our e-learning platform.
Colin has been in the training and development industry for over 10 years, he has been delivering quality training to our clients at The Wiser Academy since 2013.
Colin is a people person so when he isn’t out training our clients he is supporting other trainers and encouraging the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
Fact: Colin is a keen kayaker and pike fisherman, so he is at his happiest when fishing for pike from his Kayak!