Advantage Underwritring Limited
PO Box 420 No. 4 The Forum Grenville Street St Helier Jersey JE4 0WQ
Advantage Underwriting Limited is an MGA based in Jersey, Channel Islands who are regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission and are Lloyd's Coverholders. We provide a range of insurance policy covers to an established network of regional insurance brokers throughout the UK. We are owned by the Polygon Group a Channel Island based investment and insurance business. Originally established in 2006 (as Adding1 Ltd) we commenced business as a wholesale broker marketing commercial insurance products to a network of UK based retail brokers. Adding1 was a pioneer of introducing AIG into the SME insurance market with a range of commercial combined and motor fleet products, allowing provincial brokers access to an exclusive market. Always innovative, we then became one of the first intermediaries to market Excess Protection insurance into the retail broker market. The company formally changed name in early 2014 to Advantage Underwriting to reflect its growth and new capabilities – providing a range of insurance products to its broker network. Lloyds of London - As a Lloyd’s Cover Holder we can open up access to the Lloyd’s market and can facilitate bespoke programs for niche blocks of business. We are able to underwrite on behalf of, and bind risks for Lloyd’s syndicates. If you would like to benefit from the added value that Advantage Underwriting can bring to your brokerage then please contact us for a discussion.
Bryce is an Assistant Underwriter for Advantage Underwriting and specialises in High Net Worth, Professional Indemnity and Excess Layers. He is also responsible for renewals across all classes of business. Bryce was born and educated in Jersey and at college studied Business Studies and Media in which he achieved success in both of those categories. Upon leaving college he moved straight into the insurance industry and has begun training for further development. Bryce is keen to learn about the insurance industry and has a fond interest in developing his future in this role. In his free time, Bryce is a football fan and is keen on keeping fit as well as spending time with friends and family.
Giles is the Underwriting Director for Advantage Underwriting and is responsible for insurer relationships and provides expert technical guidance on product development. Giles has a wide experience of commercial insurances and works with insurers to develop innovative products which allow brokers to enhance their customer offering. In 2004 Giles completed his MBA which has enabled him to understand the business needs of insurers, brokers and customers alike. Giles, was born and educated in Leeds and began his insurance career with Norwich Union. Giles held various underwriting and project management roles based Leeds, Norwich and Manchester and looked after key accounts with national brokers and independent regional brokers. He moved to Jersey in 2001 as Senior Underwriter and subsequently become local branch manager following the rebranding of Norwich Union to Aviva. Giles has a wide ranging experience of underwriting commercial insurance classes, including property, casualty, motor fleet and speciality lines. In his free time, Giles enjoys playing golf, kayaking and researching local folklore history within the Channel Islands.
Business Development Manager
Iain is a Business Development Manager at Advantage Underwriting and is responsible for identifying potential new brokers, as well as developing close relationships with these brokers and the existing broker panel. Born and bred in Kent, Iain initially trained as an underwriter with Sun Alliance, rising to Senior Underwriter in their City of London office, specialising in complex risks. Having been headhunted to join GAN in the South West and South Wales, Iain then moved into the development side of the industry, having a number of senior roles with both insurers, underwriting agencies and a broker, gaining wide experience of most commercial products. The latter role has also given Iain great insight into the issues facing the broker market.
Sarah is an Underwriter for Advantage Underwriting and is responsible for all classes of insurance products by way of delegated authority from capacity providers. Sarah has a wide experience of commercial insurances, including property, casualty and motor trade and offers expertise and technical knowledge whilst working with Brokers and Insurers to develop and maintain effective relationships. Sarah was born and educated in the Midlands and began her insurance career with GA Bonus as an on-site commercial underwriter in Birmingham. Sarah has worked in various underwriting roles for GA Bonus, CGU, Norwich Union and Aviva looking after key accounts in the regional and national broker teams. Sarah moved to Jersey in 2003 as a Trading Underwriter for Norwich Union and worked within the branch looking after the motor trade account. During her time at Aviva Sarah was promoted to a Bonus Account Executive and was responsible for the relationship and development of a large Key account in the Channel Islands. In her free time, Sarah likes to keep fit by way of spinning classes at her local gym, she enjoys playing golf, watching live music, travelling and socialising with friends and family.