Our People: Simon Smith, Senior Underwriter

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Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance Industry, which began in the Commercial Department of General Accident in Wolverhampton and then moved to Birmingham, working for Independent Insurance and Lombard Insurance.

Simon then moved into more senior roles at Axa, Travelers and Ink, plus Regional Underwriting Manager at Giles for the Midlands and Channel Islands, covering Property, Liability and Professional Indemnity. Over this time Simon has covered all classes with a strong focus on Liability business. He has spent the last ten years working for MGAs in new business roles within the Birmingham and Midlands areas.

Simon joined Thistle in November 2018 and enjoys the culture within the team, where understanding the risk is at the heart of what they do. He comments: “This enables us to provide the best terms and cover for the client and with the benefit of full authority from our A rated insurers we are able to offer solutions for risks that fall outside of the standard eTrade offerings.

“There are exciting times ahead for Thistle Underwriting with re-platforming scheduled soon which will offer improved accessibility and products.”

Simon adds: “Communication is key to us fully understanding a risk, so I encourage brokers, especially those with more unusual cases, to give us a call. We work very hard to be as flexible as possible whilst still maintaining a common-sense approach, to ensure we support our broker partners as best we can”.