A Hartlepool man could hardly hope for a better finish to 2012 – or a potentially more memorable start to 2013.
Darren Bew, 40, has joined CIP Insurance Brokers as a commercial account executive based at their Crumlin head office in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
And in a matter of weeks, he is expecting to become a dad.
Darren, a keen football fan and an accomplished guitarist, is married to Jacqueline and they are expecting their first child in January.
Darren has more than 10 years experience in the Northern Ireland insurance broker market.
His job includes arranging and placing a wide spectrum of business insurances for small and medium-sized firms.
He previously worked in transport management.