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Martyn Holman: A Guild Age

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Already established in the insurance broking community, we are known for our ability to help advance large books of motor business. However, we are also ambitious in our plans to grow our commercial division.  As my area of expertise (… alongside golf and enjoying fine wine, horses etc…), I have utilised my experience in this field and will be bringing something new to the table… 

We acquired Chaucer Insurance in 2015 and rebranded Zenith Marque as part of our agreement terms with Hanover. Since then we have carefully assessed our offering - including Zenith Marque and our commercial lines products, and expertise in general. 

I am delighted to share with you a preview of our new proposition – Guild Business Insurance – designed to provide our broker partners with substantial added value in the commercial lines market.

Guild Business Insurance will launch in September 2017, with myself at the helm, and supported by Stuart Dickinson, Head of Commercial, and Jim Wylie, Broker Manager, names I’m sure you are familiar with.

Our focus is on growing rated commercial products specifically aimed at businesses, via a dedicated team based in Whitstable.

The current commercial motor products available through Zenith Marque will remain under the same banner and will not change.

Distribution Strategy

Guild will distribute in three distinct ways, catering for large and small books of business, specialising in the acceptance of risks that are unusual or non-standard, or that might be difficult or time consuming to place.

It is my belief that we have some of the most experienced people in the industry able to provide support in this area and that we can bring something unique to brokers looking for products that require specific understanding that might be lost elsewhere. We are bold in our plans for Guild and extremely confident that what we are able to offer is unavailable elsewhere in the market.  



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