Century announces liability launch & senior hires

17 October 2016:  As part of the firm’s diversification plan Century Underwriting, the specialist commercial managing general agent, has launched a new liability underwriting division and made two senior appointments to support its growth. Tony Collman is appointed to lead the development and growth ofthe division with new opportunities within liability and construction markets. Tony joins from Gresham Underwriting where he was Chief Underwriting Officer.

Tony said: “Maintaining Century’s focus on offering specialist products to regional brokers who require a more bespoke underwriting approach, we will be targeting liability and construction risks that can be written on a stand-alone basis without property coverage if required.”

To support this new underwriting division and the current suite of products, Century has also appointed Steve Gibbons to the new role of Head of Business Development.

Steve’s focus will be on building Century’s profile in the market, developing existing and new broker relationships and supporting the underwriting teams in the profitable growth of their portfolios. He joins from XBroker where he was responsible for Business Development across the UK.

Steve comments “This is an exciting time to join Century.  Whilst known in the market for its Motor capabilities, the expansion of the portfolio brings more opportunities for the regional broker market.”

Guy Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of Century Underwriting, said: “Our ability to attract such high calibre individuals as Tony and Steve demonstrates the appetite for further growth.

“The team’s hard work since our launch in 2011 has been an important part of achieving this. With our expanded team and portfolio we look forward to working with our brokers and capacity providers to build on our already successful UK franchise.”


Notes to editors

Further information:

Guy Fraser at Century Underwriting on guy@centuryuw.co.uk or 07775 039495

Tony Collman at Century Underwriting on tcollman@century.co.uk or 07585 112986

Steve Gibbons at Century Underwriting on sgibbons@centuryuw.co.uk or 07969 838115

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.