16 May, 2017
R&Q Commercial Risk Services Ltd (‘R&Q CRS’), the specialist MGA platform of Randall & Quilter, is pleased to announce the opening of its third regional office in the UK, located in Bournemouth, adding to the existing hubs of London, Manchester and Birmingham.
James Wheddon, Managing Director, R&Q CRS, commented:
“Our strategy is to support the UK’s independent broker community by giving them local access to experienced underwriters and decision makers. We are looking to extend our distribution footprint into the Southern Counties and emulate the success that we have seen since opening our other regional offices.”
“By combining local distribution with an innovative approach to product development, we believe R&Q CRS has an important role in supporting the underserved independent broker market. Today’s announcement is the latest demonstration of this, following on from our involvement in BIBA’s Commercial facility aimed at SMEs who find buying flood insurance challenging, the introduction of embedded cyber cover within the commercial combined product and the launch of www.mi-binder.com the very popular delegated authority platform for brokers.”
The new Bournemouth office will be led by Simon Coulson with further new hires to follow shortly. Coulson joins R&Q from Towergate where he was business development director for the underwriting division.
James Wheddon added: “We are always on the lookout for quality people, and are pleased to welcome Simon, he joins us with a wealth of experience developed across various positions that he has held within the regional broker and composite insurer community. We look forward to developing this office with him.”