Our People: John Mason, Underwriting Director

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We want to take the opportunity to introduce some of of our people to you, our broker partners…

John Mason is our Underwriting Director; with over 30 years’ experience working in the Commercial Insurance industry including senior underwriting and management roles for Norwich Union, Lloyd’s syndicates and London Market Insurers, John is an expert…

John is very proud that Thistle Underwriting’s has held liability binders for over 25 years, demonstrating our expertise in our niche. We aim to keep brokers happy by delivering quality, competitive products and provide profitable returns for capacity providers.

John explains: “Strong underwriting discipline is at the heart of our business… our insurers understand how much we value the importance of running successful binders In return this allows us to obtain capacity from A rated insurers who provide us with the authority to fully develop the Thistle Underwriting strategy.

“Whilst we do not hold claims authority, we understand the huge importance of claims in terms of the performance of our products, so we keep very close to our insurer claims handlers and regularly review key metrics.”

Last year we complimented our Wolverhampton office with an additional underwriting team in Leeds, dedicated to high risk and large construction risks. The team has proved a massive hit with brokers! This year, Thistle Underwriting became part of Q Underwriting Services alongside aQmen Underwriting, TFP Schemes and Q Property Underwriting Services. Q Underwriting brings together established and trusted underwriting brands which provide specialist products for niche sectors.

John continues: “Becoming part of Q Underwriting considerably strengthens our overall proposition to our brokers. We will also shortly be re-platforming, and this has provided us with the opportunity to enhance and improve all of our products. It’s a significant undertaking but we are sure all the hard work will be very much appreciated by our partner brokers. 

“I believe our strong underwriting foundations will allow us to further develop new and existing products and provides for a very exciting future for the Thistle Underwriting team and our customers.”