2011 Underwriting Service Awards vote Markel.
Markel won the Voluntary, Care, Heritage and Education Underwriting Team of the Year category at the 2011 Underwriting Service Awards, held at the Oval in London on 22 November.
The awards are based not on insurer submissions judged by a panel, but on independent opinion from a wide range of UK commercial broking professionals. In other words, it’s what the brokers say. The shortlist included Ecclesiastical, Ansvar and Brit.
This award acknowledges a first-class underwriting service, from product development and delivery through to claims handling, and underlines Markel UK’s expertise in specialist sectors.
Simon Fell, divisional managing director, said: “This award is a tribute to the first-class service provided by our underwriters, whether that be in terms of promoting and marketing the product, developing distribution opportunities, generating sales and/or working with brokers from a retention perspective, and last but certainly not least, handling the claims sensitively. Equally it underpins our message of 'Unrivalled knowledge of specialist sectors'”.
Rupert Somers-Joce, technical underwriter for social welfare, commented: “At Markel, we believe strongly in delivering a service based proposition, based upon the quality of our offering supported by our knowledgeable and empowered underwriting and development team. The results of our success in this category show that this approach is paying dividends not only to Markel, but for those brokers that are currently working with us to develop their business in this sector.”
Andy Partington, sales director, concludes: “I am hugely thrilled that Markel's underwriting excellence has been formally recognised. Quite simply, our underwriters live and breathe this business and an award which recognises those qualities is the best affirmation of our capabilities.”
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Notes for Editors:
Markel (UK) Limited is a leading specialist insurer providing insurance for a variety of professional, management, social welfare, charitable and speciality property/liability risks for organisations of all sizes. More information can be found at http://www.markeluk.com