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Markerstudy acquires The Policy Shop

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Following hot on the heels of Supercover, Markerstudy has also confirmed the purchase of personal lines broker, The Policy Shop. The acquisition adds GWP £20m and 70 staff to the group. Markerstudy was approached earlier this year by Sean Byrne, founder and Managing Director of The Policy Shop.
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Zenith launches Brightbox

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Zenith launches Brightbox Zenith has become the first insurer in the UK to launch a broker specific telematics policy, supported by Wunelli. The mileage-based Brightbox policy is being piloted by The Insurance Factory and a number of other brokers before a phased full roll-out in the final quarter of 2014. Brightbox policies offer motorists the ability to buy cover based on the number of miles they anticipate driving and are targeted at those with low mileages and young, inexperienced drivers with a low no claims discount.
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We're now offering Supercover

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We’re now offering Supercover! It was business as usual for Markerstudy over the summer, with the acquisition of specialist insurance broker and claims administrator, Supercover, in a deal worth over £20m. The FCA regulated business, a market-leader in its field, joins Markerstudy’s burgeoning Retail arm.
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Getting to know - Anthony Foster

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Anthony Foster, our new Head of Broker Performance Management, joined the group in July from Aviva where he spent seven years in a range of broker development roles. Anthony cites the best thing about working for Markerstudy as ‘the people and culture’, and describes his first few months as ‘very energising’, as the group continues to diversify and grow its broker offering.
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Customer focus at heart of double win success for Auto Windscreens

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Customer service excellence is at the very heart of all Auto Windscreens’ operations and the company was delighted to win both the Customer Care Award and the Service Provide of the Year title at the recent British Insurance Awards.
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And in other news...

Markerstudy is very proud to have been shortlisted for The Insurance Fraud Awards in the Combatting Fraud - Technology Initiative of the Year category for our SIRA Scorecard system. The winner will be announced at The Brewery, London on 2nd October. Gadget Cover, a brand of one of our newest acquisitions, Supercover, has also been attracting attention, having been nominated for the What Mobile Awards in the Best Insurance Provider category. Results will be shared via social media on 6th November. Wish us luck!
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A Product with Distinction

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We’ll soon be launching a new private car product, headed up by Matt Seago (pictured), Zenith Distinction IHR. We’ve used our years of experience and knowledge in the non-standard market to develop a larger, more diverse offering under the Zenith brand. Zenith Distinction IHR will add even more diversity to our existing product range, allowing us to target areas with very specific boundaries at the click of a button.
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En route to a driverless future?

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The Government recently announced driverless cars will be allowed to be tested on our roads from as early as this coming January. It’s a move which has prompted lots of speculation and has posed some important questions, many for the insurance industry.
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Matt Tozer rejoins Markerstudy team

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Matt Tozer, a popular former member of Markerstudy’s Business Development team, rejoined the business on 26th August following roles at the A&A Group and iGO4.
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Getting to know you – Claims SMT

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Some you may know, some you may not...we’d like to introduce you to our Claims Senior Management Team, and in particular to our two newest recruits – Nick Hilton and Kelly Atfield.
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Lucky David from Lionheart wins our BIBA selfie competition!

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It’s no surprise that visitors to the Markerstudy stand were inspired to take to Twitter, but one man in particular caught our beady social media eye. David Wilkes from Lionheart Insurance Services tweeted us throughout the day on May 14, taking a great selfie with ‘Gladiator’ and Business Development Manager, Shaun Beeston and posting photos of himself with his sword and helmet, which also made it to his office. David is being rewarded for his efforts with a £300 Red Letter Days voucher to spend on an experience of his choice. Congratulations, David!
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Synchronicity update

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Tony Copeland, Head of Synchronicity, tells us more about its progress since Synchronicity’s launch at BIBA last year (insert link to film). We’re also pleased to announce the winner of last month’s Loop-e Synchronicity competition...Dawn Gregory from Brents of Brentwood Ltd scooped the prize - £300 worth of John Lewis vouchers – happy spending, Dawn!
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Introducing ‘fred’ and private car with ‘enrichment’

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A new range of policies featuring ‘fred’, an innovative, technology-based claims and breakdown solution, was launched at BIBA. Markerstudy also introduced its private car product with ‘enrichment’, featuring counter-fraud validation, policyholder identity verification and credit score checks. Hear more about fred and the enriched product from Gary Humphreys, Group Underwriting Director.
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Markerstudy conquers BIBA!

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We came...we saw...we conquered at BIBA 2014! Our 20ft high ‘Rise of the Empire’ creation amazed the crowds and wowed judges, meaning our gladiators and emperor marched off with the coveted 2014 ‘Best Large Stand’ trophy! View our BIBA film below to see all the fun!
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Markerstudy Expands Business Development

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Anthony Foster will be joining Markerstudy Group on Monday 7th July in the role of Head of Broker Performance Management.
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We’re seeking the best Selfie!

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To help us find the best BIBA selfie, we’ll be asking you to take a photo of yourself next to the ‘#MSGSelfie’ column on our stand.
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Guess our BIBA theme!

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We’ve had a galleon, a castle and a gingerbread cottage – so, what will it be for 2014?! Email us and tell us what you think.
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