SPECIALTY BROKERAGES 2017
The insurance world is changing, but these brokers are proof that being ‘masters of one’ is the key to keeping up with the UK’s changing marketplace THE FOUNDATION of a specialty insurance broker’s work is the thorough knowledge of an industry completely separate from their own. Armed with years of experience and education, insurance specialists know the ins and outs of various industry sectors. From the motor trade and contractors to military vehicles and sports leagues, specialist brokers are able to guide their clients through every risk and exposure. At the heels of a turbulent year of historic events, such as Big Ben falling silent, terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, and the beginning of the UK’s process of formally withdrawing from the European Union, what’s become clear is that the risks and exposures faced by individuals and businesses are ever-changing. The agencies profiled in this report have found their niche in providing specialised coverage for their clients’ unique set of needs. The following selection of brokers from all around the UK are edging out their competition with their wealth of expertise, earning them the title of Top Specialty Brokerage 2017.
ACUMEN CREDIT INSURANCE BROKERS Manchester CREDIT INSURANCE
Established in 1912, Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers is one of Europe’s and the UK’s oldest and largest independent credit insurance brokers. Family run, Acumen now has five offices, with support from 14 offices of Henderson Insurance Brokers, Acumen’s parent company. As its name suggests, Acumen possesses the keenness and ability to think clearly, with insight, shrewdness and good judgment. Specialising in credit insurance, the firm offers clients protection against bad debts caused by the insolvency or default of business customers following the sale of goods or services on credit terms in both
domestic and export markets. It also offers protection against other events caused by bad debts. With around 1,300 clients, Acumen provides credit insurance for a variety of trade sectors, including oil and gas, construction, and the food and drink industries.
Specialty Brokerages 2017