Following substantial client growth across the London area, our London office is expanding again with the appointment of a new Account Broker and promotions for two new Regional Directors.
Sarah Bessant joins the team on a full-time basis in London. Sarah has worked in commercial insurance for over 15 years and joins Thomas Carroll from another leading broker. Sarah’s work will cover everything from real estate and contractor insurance to business and personal insurance for clients in the London area.
Mark Slade and Greg Edwards have been promoted to Regional Directors for London. Greg has been with Thomas Carroll for eight years and has been developing the business’ footprint in London since 2017, particularly focussing on the property and construction sectors.
Mark Slade also joined Thomas Carroll eight years ago and specialises in commercial and real estate risk management. He said:
“With a growing client base of property investors, developers, banks, lawyers, surveyors, agents and accountants in London, we have seen substantial growth in the region and the time is right to further expand our team.”
“Sarah Bessant is a highly experienced broker with a good market reputation. She will assist the team as we continue to offer an award-winning service. Sarah takes a holistic approach to risk and focuses on strong relationships to find tangible solutions for clients, which is very much our ethos as a business.”
In other news from the London office, Sarah Jones, Head of Legal Indemnities, has achieved Chartered Insurance Broker status. She has six years’ experience in the insurance industry and a background in law, which supports her work in legal indemnities, including assisting in the underwriting information required by insurers. Thomas Carroll’s Head of Credit & Surety, Rob Farquharson, is also part of the team, helping clients manage credit risks and navigate challenges in the current difficult market.
Rob Jones, Group Development Director for Thomas Carroll, said:
“We are always looking to strengthen our team with specialist professionals to ensure our clients receive the best advice. Having Sarah Bessant on board, Greg and Mark’s promotions to regional director level, and Sarah Jones’ new accreditation, provides us with the necessary structure and skills to continue to build on our success.”
The Thomas Carroll London office on Berkeley Square specialises in a range of risk matters, including property and construction insurance, legal indemnities, right of light, bonds, surety and warranty and indemnity insurance.