There’s a scene in the Woody Allen movie, ‘Play It Again, Sam’ where Woody Allen’s character goes on an arranged blind date which turns out to be a total disaster. Asked the next day how the date went, Allen replies “I’ve spent better nights with an insurance salesman”.
The perception that our work is ‘boring but important’ does not reflect the reality.
Underwriting and broking the colossal risks facing the business community is enormously challenging, intellectually stimulating and riveting for the curious. As lives and livelihoods are on the line, it is never dull, but absolutely vital in its importance.
Many businesses like to think of themselves as being in a passionate endeavour, a higher purpose – and we’re no different. Securing the future from the jaws of random chance and human failings is among the most satisfying work you can complete. The range and diversity of risks insured within our clientele is amazing.
“All you need is love” has been our philosophical standpoint and backdrop from the beginning – it’s about finding your purpose in life and fulfilling it.
‘There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done’ speaks not just for an internal attitude of disciplined, committed, self-reliance and self-belief, but also for the external spirit of the Victorian pioneers of modern underwriting, where industrial ‘progress’ was made possible through the ability to transfer the risks involved to the insurance industry. The scope of insurability is breath-taking, nothing that ‘can’t be done’.
Our passion comes from a fascination about businesses, the people who make things happen, the inventiveness that makes things work – and how we can help protect them all in the future.
Like benign investigative journalism, our mission is two-fold. First to research, understand (and insure) and secondly, as part of that, to explain…
This report is part of that ‘mission to explain’, in simple language, many things of great importance which are often obscured by day-to-day living, yet cannot be ignored without prejudicing the protection you rely upon for the worst of days.
However noble the intention, insurance companies are not philanthropists, these are highly conditional contracts – often conditional upon your own behaviour, about how you run your business.
Strategically, we want to get ‘beyond insurance’, getting our hands dirty by helping to minimise risk. This is because, in his forty plus years in this industry, Bob has never seen a serious claim where the insured outcome was better than if the disaster hadn’t happened at all.
We’re here to help. So, we’ve kept it lighthearted, colourful and attention seeking. And, if that causes you to read it, to act upon it, we’ll have done a little to help prevent the disaster we’re all trying to avoid.
That’s what we stand for, which is as important as what we do.
We have a true passion for reducing risk and ensuring the success of every business we work with, we pride our self on it, so please, pick up the phone today.