We are specialists in the trade sectors we operate. We can deal with niche, hard to place risks and general insurance
We underwent a very extensive process to be granted Lloyd’s Coverholder status in May 2017
In 2020 we were awarded Chartered Insurance Underwriting Agents status by the CII
We were a founding member of the MGAA when formed in 2011
Where we are and what we do
We are based in Watford, Chelmsford, Dumfries and the City of London and underwrite on behalf of A-rated carriers for our brokers throughout the UK. We also have regional business development underwriters based in the South West & Wales, the North East and North West, Midlands and Scotland to support brokers locally.
We specialise in four key areas: property & commercial, liability & construction, hospitality & leisure and travel & tour. We also offer schemes and DUA management, including portfolio transfers.
Our experienced, specialist team
Read our staff profiles and discover more about the brilliant Touchstone Underwriting team.
Growing our profitable underwriting book's.
Simon hasn't missed a Northern Ireland home qualifier in 4 years. He was once the fastest person in Ireland to run 200m (although he was 18 at the time..)
Avid Northern Ireland Football supporter. Rugby (watching more than playing these days!)
First Notification of Loss (FNOL) and Claims Management; Relationship Development for Claims; Leakage Control.
One of 16 people who helped set a new world record, for highest number of people inside a vehicle driven on two wheels by stunt driver Terry Grant at the 2015 Race of Champions at the Olympic Park Stratford.
Formula 1 fan, socialising and baking and cake decorating!
Richard has responsibility for overseeing and leading the Casualty and Liability team within Touchstone and is a Senior Underwriter of the Tour Operator & Travel Agents Liability and Travel Office Schemes. He also has underwriting authority on other binders within the Touchstone Product Portfolio.
Richard was born on a leap day... so only celebrates an official birthday every four years.
Keen supporter of Watford Football Club (season ticket holder for over 15 years), spectator of other sports including cricket, Golf and Rugby. Interests include personal fitness and fine cigars.
Managing Director of Touchstone Underwriting Ltd
Member of the High Performance Club & The Lloyds Motor Club (Car Driving)
Concentrating on enhancing and growing our current facilities with selected Brokers as well as introducing a variety of new products and carriers to the Divisional offering.
Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time
Golf (very poorly) and fine dining
Drive and deliver the growth and development of trading partners within the North East and North West region.
I crossed the winning post with my son in our first skiing competition.
Total relaxation on a beach in the sunshine and spending quality time with family and friends.
Why choose us
A dedicated broker support team, on call whenever you need them
Specialist underwriters who will provide a quick, efficient and friendly service
We build relationships with our brokers – we are not robots sitting behind a screen
Our IT platform allows you and us to be efficient and accurate
Treating customers fairly is core to our business. We pride ourselves on the quality of our accessible and experienced Underwriters and the wide range of products we have in order to maintain or exceed our high service levels.
Professionalism & Honesty
in everything we do
is rewarded at both customer and staff levels. We want to work with people that want to work with us
is central to our culture. We believe in putting customers at the heart of our business, and always aim for excellent customer service
is the lynch pin that makes us a great team. We are all committed to each other
underpins the way we work, communicate and act
Knowledge & Experience
is what we have in abundance in all our specialisms