News – April 2013

Mexican standoff as flood insurance reaches the end game

Amid rumours that the Government is getting increasingly exasperated with the performance of the ABI on replacing the Statement of Principles (SoP) underpinning UK flood cover, the odds on a new deal being in place by the time the agreement runs out in June 2013 have lengthened rapidly.


Peter Hubbard, CEO of UK General - Yorkshire Post interview

Certus arranged for UK General CEO Peter Hubbard to be profiled in the North's leading newspaper the Yorkshire Post.

Privately-owned UK General is UK's second biggest MGA with a strong schemes and commercial portfolio. The business also owns an agricultural insurer, Harrogate-based Rura...

Baroness Thatcher 1925-2013. A leader for now?

A torrent of comment and tribute has been unleashed by news of Mrs Thatcher’s death. A veritable rogues gallery of 1980s Tory politicians have been wheeled out to express their views of her – one or two of whom – such as John Redwood, are incredibly still sitting in the House of Commons.


Derek Coles, CEO, Direct Group - Insurance Times interview

In March 2013, our client, Derek Coles, CEO of Direct Group, was the subject of an in depth profile interview with Insurance Times talking about the growth potential of this fast developing insurance services company.

Late 2012 saw a significant investment in Direct Group from the new v...