2019

Rethinking the legacy of run-off
Rethinking the legacy of run-off 768 256 Davies Group

//This article was first published by Insurance Day The run-off and legacy market is growing and the potential for further significant growth from the US in particular is significant. Looking to the London market the Lloyd’s decile 10 project has prompted increased activity in the reinsurance to close (RITC) market and while the Managing Agents…

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Acquisition announcement: Davies adds to its specialist motor claims capability with acquisition of GBB Holdings
Acquisition announcement: Davies adds to its specialist motor claims capability with acquisition of GBB Holdings 1024 341 Davies Group

Davies today announces the acquisition of GBB Holdings incorporating specialist forensic investigations business, GBB, and motor engineering solutions provider, Banwells. Based in Burnley, the business specialises in collision investigation, failure analysis and vehicle assessments, and boasts a 70-strong team of forensic scientists, engineers and collision specialists. Under the deal, both businesses will form part of…

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Capacity crunch fuelling MGA struggles
Capacity crunch fuelling MGA struggles 1024 341 Davies Group

//This article was written by Mark Richardson and first published in Insurance Times Lloyd’s bad business clampdown has had a knock-on effect for some MGAs When the plug was pulled on Aspen’s MGA by its new owners, it sent shockwaves through the broking community. The business was generally well regarded by brokers, but in a period…

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Davies assists with McGill & Partners launch
Davies assists with McGill & Partners launch 768 256 Davies Group

Davies Group is pleased to have supported McGill & Partners with their successful regulatory authorisation. McGill & Partners is an exciting new venture of scale that will operate on a global basis. The focus will be on serving speciality clients with complex risk. McGill & Partners will operate as an Appointed Representative of Ambant Limited,…

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7 crucial steps to getting the most from your employee feedback
7 crucial steps to getting the most from your employee feedback 768 256 Davies Group

//This was first published by Servicetick, a Davies company. In previous articles, we have looked at why you need to and how to build an engaged and committed workforce. One of the key aspects of the engaged workforce is the opportunity to give voice to their opinions. This can be done informally in team meetings and…

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Six steps to building an engaged workforce and reaping the benefits of engaged employees (part 2)
Six steps to building an engaged workforce and reaping the benefits of engaged employees (part 2) 1024 341 Davies Group

//This was first published by Servicetick, a Davies company. Employee engagement is a crucial ingredient of great customer service and business success. In our last blog we considered three of the six actions highlighted by the Institute of Customer Service as essential to effective employee engagement: bringing vision and values to life in a way…

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Vision is fine but details are sorely needed if market is to progress in its efforts to modernise
Vision is fine but details are sorely needed if market is to progress in its efforts to modernise 1024 330 Davies Group

//This article was first published by Insurance Day The future modernisation of the London market has been a topic for over 25 years.  In recent weeks, Lloyd’s has circulated its vision for the future in order to consult with all areas of the market in an effort to identify which of the six proposals has…

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Engaged employees – the magic ingredient for satisfied customers and successful businesses
Engaged employees – the magic ingredient for satisfied customers and successful businesses 1024 330 Davies Group

//This was first published by Servicetick, a Davies company.  Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll be posting a series of blogs that look at the crucial role that employees play in delivering great customer experience. Until recently corporate strategy was based on the principle that, of the three primary stakeholders in…

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Broker access recognised as key to market future
Broker access recognised as key to market future 1024 330 Davies Group

Plans to open the Lloyd’s market to regional brokers across the world is clear proof that Lloyd’s has recognised the role they and technology can play. Lloyd’s launched its prospectus for its future last week (May 1st, 2019) and Steve Goate, Director of Intermediary Services at Davies said the plans laid out by CEO John…

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Why insurance brokers can still look to Lloyd’s for new markets
Why insurance brokers can still look to Lloyd’s for new markets 1024 330 Davies Group

//This article was first published by Business Insurance As brokers get set to head to Manchester for the annual conference of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) Steve Goate (pictured), director of intermediary services at Davies Insurance Services say UK retail brokers have the opportunity to access Lloyd’s directly to make the most of the…

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