Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers

Stamford House, Northenden Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2DH
Incorporated in 1912 and with over 40 specialist staff nationally, Acumen Credit Insurance is one of the oldest and largest independent Credit Insurance brokers in the UK and Europe. Our philosophy has always been to provide ‘service with integrity’ to all our clients, by offering a high level of proactive service and understanding our clients evolving needs. Acumen Credit Insurance has a large portfolio of clients spanning numerous trade sectors, from family firms to listed Plc’s and multinational businesses. Originally a family run business, the John Reynolds Group Ltd merged with another established specialist broker, UK Credit Insurance Specialists Ltd, and was re-named to become Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd in 2016. The business now has 5 offices in Manchester, Marlow, Sheffield, London and Leeds with support from another 14 offices of Henderson Insurance Brokers Ltd, the parent company of Acumen Credit Insurance. Our team includes brokers from both underwriting and broking backgrounds as well as a range of various other industries, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our clients. Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the insurance and financial industry regulator (FCA No. 310986).

Company Staff

Andrew Carnie
Branch Director
Having been in the credit insurance market since 1988, Andrew has worked both as a broker for a number of leading players but also as the Commercial Head of one of the leading insurers offering a unique insight into both sides of the insurance market.
Grant Treece
Branch Director
Grant joined Acumen Credit Insurance in 2000 bringing along a broad knowledge of the insurance industry, sales development and account management. As with a number in the industry his training in Trade Credit Insurance and credit management was gained over 5 years with Euler Hermes (then Trade Indemnity). Grant heads up an experienced sales and servicing team, ensuring the client base is developed and maintained with particular focus on service levels, prompt claims settlements and client retention.
Martin Davey
Branch Director
Martin has been in Credit Insurance since 1982, beginning life working for an export credit insurer primarily as a buyer risk underwriter. After working for an international broking company for 2 years, Martin joined Acumen Credit Insurance in 1992 and formed part of the management buy out team in 2004
Rob Coulton
Branch Director
Rob started his career with London broker Sedgwick in 1996 and has since worked for three major national insurance brokers as well as one of the UK’s leading credit insurers. He brings great enthusiasm and expertise to his work, which has resulted in great support from his clients and underwriters alike. As a keen sports fan, Rob is an MCC member who enjoys watching cricket and is a fair weather golfer.
Steve Hamstead
Branch Director
Steve has worked in Risk Management since 1994 and has experience of having worked as Group Credit Manager for a commercial printer and for a multi national credit insurance broker. Steve joined the business in 2007 and is Branch Director of our Sheffield Division.