We genuinely believe our people are our greatest strength. Individuals, personalities and most importantly experts in their respective disciplines. Together we are Century. Together we deliver a unique personal approach and human touch to insurance, where we take the time to care for the people that matter – our clients and their customers.
Our team of expert underwriters will utilise their many years of experience to provide you and your client with thoughtful, practical and effective solutions often when the majority of providers may opt not to. Speak with one of them today.
Head of Underwriting
An extremely experienced technical underwriter that has lived and breathed Motor insurance for over 25 years. Over his illustrious career, Ian has worked for both household insurance names as well as a Lloyds Syndicate, before co-founding Century in 2011. The self titled “Go To Man” at Century, what Ian doesn’t know about Motor Underwriting isn’t worth knowing.
When not in the office, Ian can often be found on the golf course, not in a swimming pool (whilst he may look like Duncan Goodhew, he can’t in fact swim). A proud father of 2, Ian expertly juggles the joys of family life with the joys of dealing with Century’s Broker agencies. A man with multiple talents (bizarrely, including roller hockey), Ian is the person you want to talk to for any underwriting query.
Having worked in both the London and UK Regional Markets for prestigious insurance names including AIG, RSA and Generali, Elliot is a man with exceptional knowledge of a multitude of insurance lines. From Property & Casualty Insurance to Contractors and Commercial Insurance, Elliot has the experience and aptitude to always find the best solution.
An avid West Ham FC supporter, Elliot has a passion for life’s more exciting* pastimes . With a love for theatre, comedy and live music – the latter of which has culminated in a belief that he is good at Karaoke – Elliot is a passionate traveller, Thai Food connoisseur and TV celebrity**. For expert underwriting advice or any Spanish language lessons, Elliot is your man.
* excluding West Ham
** having appeared on Saturday Night Takeaway
A Chartered Institute of Insurance qualified underwriter with a long proven expertise in Motor Fleet. Having worked across specialist motor insurance companies in his 15+ years, Paul has a depth of knowledge that any broker can turn to for expert advice and leverage to get the very best policy for their customers. Paul relishes the challenge of underwriting difficult risk and finding the very best solutions for the brokers he works with.
A lover of ‘The Beautiful Game’, he will easily fill his spare moments (which are far and few between, being a devoted dad to 2 kids) either playing or watching football. Paul could have also once been described as a bit of a ‘Games Nerd’ after his moment of fame on legendary TV game show ‘Gamesmaster’, but these days prefers engrossing himself in the latest cinema flick. A friendly, helpful and fun person to be around, Paul is your point of contact for anything motor fleet (or football) related.
Senior Development Underwriter
Niall is a passionate underwriter with a proven track record of handling both small & medium enterprises as well as large complex cases. Boasting over 12 years in the industry and with a wealth of knowledge across all commercial and financial lines of business, Niall is a Chartered Insurance Institute qualified Underwriter that knows precisely what it takes to support the needs of Century’s broker agencies. Always working closely with brokers to find the perfect solution for their customers, Niall has the perfect combination of underwriting expertise, tenacity and customer service skills to always deliver.
Describing Niall as a “keep fit fan” simply wouldn’t be an accurate description of his passion for running and going to the gym, which is where he’ll invariably be found if not hard at work. Such physical prowess clearly came naturally though, as Niall is not only a national Gymnastics champion (okay, at the age of 8!) but a tough mudder competitor too. Whilst Niall is also a big football fan and devoted supporter of Tottenham Hotspur, his two beloved Jack Russell’s provide plenty of entertainment when the game simply isn’t living up to his energetic exercise regime or current underwriting challenges.
Founding Century in 2011, Guy is the unmistakable captain at the helm. Spending his day expertly guiding the business through ongoing growth and ensuring all market opportunities are capitalised on with his skilful strategic direction and innate ability to develop favourable relationships. Having managed portfolios in both Lloyd’s syndicates as well as one of the largest global financial institutions, it’s fair to say he knows a thing or two about insurance.
Part fuelled by coffee (a vice he will openly admit he couldn’t live without), part by his entrepreneurial and focussed nature, Guy spends his life between the excitement of building businesses and the joys of a loving family. When not terrorising UK drivers with his amateur cycling skills, Guy can be found either on the golf course or focussed on the gentle ripples of the UK’s water ways enjoying a spot of fishing with his sons.
Operations & Claims Manager
Richard is the operations & claims manager you want on your side. Dependable and helpful to his core, he is responsible for delivering Century’s first class claims service. A professional with over 30 years in operations across Lloyds syndicates and large composite insurers, Richard ensures the smooth, efficient resolution of our customers claims. As a member of Century’s management team, Richard adds his expert claims knowledge and innovative ideas to helping develop Century into the MGA of the future.
Yet another keen golfer, Richard takes great pleasure in beating Ian on the golf course – something he openly admits is not actually a talent (poor Ian!). A man with shocking memory, Richard is blessed with children’s date of births that are as easy to remember as counting, which is fortunate, seeing as he learnt to count in his mid 30’s – that is, according to Ian of course. Richard will also be found enjoying the ups (his son’s team winning the league) and downs (supporting West Ham FC) of football. A conscientious team player, that will always strive to deliver a service befitting of Century’s and his own quality control – if you need help with a motor claim, speak with Richard.
A highly experienced insurance professional and Century’s very own “all seeing eye”. Sarah is a credit controller with an incredible 20+ years experience in insurance financial management, including credit control at large international institutions such as QBE Insurance and Equity Red Star. Responsible for premium collections, agency applications and payments, Sarah manages Century’s accounts with precision and can be turned to for quite literally anything financial.
A loving mother to a young daughter, Sarah now enjoys the pleasures (screams, shouts, manic children, culinary delights, bad coffee and enclosed spaces) of the regions soft play centres whenever possible. When she can pull herself away, Sarah finds time for a spot of bingo, her latest craft projects or eating out with friends – provided the cuisine of choice doesn’t feature the dreaded banana, a truly terrifying fruit according to Sarah.
Assistant Underwriter (Motor)
An unequivocally talented policy administrator, with the tenacity to help with literally any broker enquiry. Louie is the reliable “rock” to our underwriters, providing consistent support whenever he is turned too. With experience in both MGA’s as well as household insurance names, he is an ever helpful, sprightly young man that can turn his hand to anything.
With a love of music and going to festivals, Louie will often be found in a muddy field. On the other hand, if he’s not enjoying music at a deafening level, he can quite easily lose a day watching an entire TV series on Netflix. Louie is a driven individual with a passion for current affairs, but, some might say, an unhealthy obsession for instagram.
Assistant Underwriting Team Leader
Sarah leads Century’s first class administration team from the front. An ever helpful team leader with the skillset to provide an answer before the question has finished being asked. A hugely knowledgeable professional with Chartered Institute of Insurance certification to boot, Sarah leans on her experience in the industry, including working for NFU Mutual, to deliver faultless policy and insurance administration to our incredible customers and underwriters.
A film fanatic (sometimes to self proclaimed “nerd” status), Sarah is a devout visitor to the Cinema. When the film of the week hasn’t delivered sufficient scares and thrills, Sarah will often be found at a theme park, riding the rollercoasters to get her kicks. Whilst careful and considerate in her professional life, it turns out she is rather clumsy outside the office, even managing to scar herself just weeks before her wedding day. But if there was one thing that characterised Sarah, other than her sunny disposition and incredible administration talents, it would be her obsession with Cadbury’s Creme eggs – which has led her to memorising its barcode for efficient payment at a till (something she claims is because they don’t scan easily, but we’ll let you be the judge of that).
Assistant Underwriter (Motor)
A trusted, highly knowledgeable policy administrator that has proven experience in the administration of motor insurance. Taking great pride in supporting Century’s broker partners and delivering high quality customer service, Mark expertly aids brokers with claims advice and policy enquiries. A team player through and through, Mark helps Century’s policy administration run like clock work.
When not spending time with his friends and family, Mark can be found consuming his true passion – sport. Not only is he a season ticket holder for his much loved local football team but he’s also an ardent supporter of the local cricket club. Combine his time spent watching live sport, with his passion for reading (guess what… about sport!) and it’s hard to believe he finds any time to fall off horses. In all seriousness, Mark’s true passion is helping others, which is easy to understand when you witness his generous, thoughtful nature and approach to both his professional and personal life.
Policy Administrator (Non-motor)
A diligent administrator in our busy non-motor insurance division. Katie joined Century as a plucky apprentice, immediately demonstrating her natural talents for the insurance market. Quickly graduating to become a Motor Fleet policy administrator, Katie has always worked closely with our underwriters to ensure our broker partners are fully supported. A pursuer of new challenges and knowledge, Katie now helps administrate Century’s diverse non-motor division, delivering excellent customer service and swift policy administration.
A social butterfly, Katie loves to spend time with friends and family. Being inquisitive and explorative in nature, she also enjoys discovering new places – that is, when she can be peeled away from the comfort of the sofa and a Netflix binge. Often described as hard working and motivated, Katie is someone that commits – to the gym, 80’s music, pub gigs and more often than not her love of clothes shopping.
A resolute MI analyst that consistently delivers. Philip is a highly experienced analyst and programmer, with over 25 years experience in providing timely, accurate reports and management information. Having worked across the sector for many years, including time spent with Direct Line Group and NIG, his knowledge is broad and his expertise invaluable to Century. Ever punctual, Philip is responsible for managing Century’s Data Warehouse and ensuring all of our reports are accurate, current, complete, consistent and delivered on time… a talent that clearly comes naturally!
A family man with two young boys, Philip’s passion lies in sport – in particular the adrenalin of motorsport. In complete contrast, when not watching cars race round a track at frightening speeds, you’ll find Philip with his feet up, cup of coffee in hand, watching a good (and sometimes not so good) TV drama. As a twin, Philip is prone to the odd bout of ‘Extra Sensory Perception’ (a.k.a Sixth Sense) – a talent we’re hoping to leverage for looking into the future of the insurance market. Watch this space!