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Century Underwriting launches new Property Owners Facility

Martin Hughes appointed Property Underwriting Manager

23rd September 2015: Century Underwriting, the specialist commercial motor MGA, has today announced the launch of it’s UK Property Owners product to complement its existing specialist motor fleet business.

Utilising rated capacity Century has a broad appetite for property owner risks including vacant, high street and non standard. Property Owners is the first of a number of new lines planned for launch as part of Century’s diversification plan to become a multi specialist lines MGA.

Century has also announced the appointment of Martin Hughes as underwriter to lead the UK Property division. Martin joins with over 40 years insurance experience, bringing unrivalled specialist underwriting knowledge and contacts to Century. Martin joins from Lonmar Global Risks where he was Divisional Director and prior to that he was Managing Director of Towergate London Markets for ten years.

Guy Fraser, Managing Director of Century Underwriting, said: “We are proud to be launching the first of our new lines and delighted to welcome Martin on board. We are delivering on our promise of considered growth without compromising on expertise. Our reputation for consistently delivering expertise and quality service to our brokers will always remain our primary concern. I’m excited that our new property owners line is now open for business and as a result we are well on track to delivering on our long term planned growth.”

Century continues to maintain its specialist focus on commercial motor, but in addition to property will be looking to broaden its appetite further into additional complementary commercial lines.

Guy Fraser continues: “We will always look to find a solution – for even the trickiest of risks. We’re specialists but we’re also a friendly, approachable team that can be relied upon for a fast turnaround – it is these things that brokers tell us matter most to them. This good old fashioned approach to service supported by efficient technology and robust capacity, has been a winning formula and we will apply that same approach to our new property business and other new specialist lines that are planned to come on line in the future.”

Notes to editors
Further information:
Guy Fraser at Century Underwriting on guy@centuryuw.co.uk or 07775 039495

Martin Hughes at Century Underwriting on mhughes@centuryuw.co.uk or 07543 544701

About Century Underwriting Ltd
Launched in 2014 following the management buyout of RUP Commercial from its limited liability partnership (formed in 2011), Century Underwriting is a broker only specialist commercial fleet underwriting agency aimed at providing a one stop shop for fleet operators – providing them with all the insurance and insurance related products they require.

With it offers general commercial motor and specialises in Haulage and Courier fleets. Its underwriters look to add value to the purchase of insurance by spending the time to look at each specific account, understanding the exposure, finding ways to mitigate future losses and ultimately finding solutions to clients’ problems.

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