Accelerate Underwriting

3rd Floor, 153 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 6BB, United Kingdom
Accelerate Underwriting Ltd™ is an insurance MGA that underwrites non-standard, specialist & niche commercial business with access to both Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s capacity. From arts & crafts to zorb football, dog walkers to recording studios, we accept a wide variety of trades and are proud to insure in excess of 160,000 businesses and individuals. Alongside developing non-standard e-traded products, we also provide underwriting and product governance expertise. This enables our brokers to concentrate on operations and sales, allowing them to accelerate growth. Accelerate is proud to be the official 'non-standard facilities provider' for BIBA (The British Insurance Brokers’ Association). Accelerate Underwriting Ltd™ was set up in September 2015 and specialises in underwriting non-standard, specialist & niche commercial business. We already insure over 160,000 customers. Our ability to rapidly develop innovative insurance products to meet both broker and customer needs derives from AcceleRATER™, our web based trading platform specifically designed to create and transact non-standard specialist & niche insurance products. Alternatively, we can work with you to build and launch the product on your chosen IT platform. We specialise in Property & Casualty business with a small list of trades that we do not accept. Our approach is refreshingly different as we reverse traditional models - instead of offering pre-designed products, we listen to our broker partner’s insights and build bespoke facilities.

Company Staff

Alex Royce
Product Development Manager
Alex has over 15 years experience in the financial services sector across commercial lines, consumer and life. Career spanning AIG, Aviva, Axa and Royal London. Specialises in developing new and enhanced products. A graduate of the University of Essex with a BA (Hons) in Economics. When young family allows, a keen golfer.
Keith Jackson
Keith has over 29 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Worked within insurers, brokers & MGA’s. Latterly Keith has had Director roles at Fusion, Towergate & Brightside. Married to Pauline and has a 21 year old son and a 16 year old daughter. Plays golf, cycles and supports Greenock Morton.
Kevin Donoghue
Underwriting Director
Kevin has a career spanning in excess of 35 years. Has held senior positions within both composite and specialist insurers. An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chartered Insurer. Married and living in Kent. Family, golf and running / gym fill any spare time that exists.
Scott Brown
Managing Director
Scott has 25 years experience in the industry. Has worked within insurers, brokers and MGA’s. Latterly was MD of Fusion Insurance and CEO of Towergate’s Commercial Underwriting Division. Married with 3 boys. In his spare time plays golf and hits the gym.
Vanessa Lampard
Senior Underwriter
Vanessa has 25+ years experience in the insurance sector with 15 years in the London market. She has held Senior Liability Underwriting positions within the company and Lloyd’s markets. Roles included Construction Team Leader within a national broker and Director of a cross class MGA. Loves to travel and all outdoor activity including skiing and scuba diving. And in her spare time likes to socialise and keep fit.