About Us

Our parent company, Specialist Risk Group (formerly known as Specialist Risk Investments Limited), can trace its origins back to 1925.

In 2018, Pollen Street Capital, a Private Equity company, bought the majority shareholding in the formerly known, Miles Smith Insurance Group. Then, in 2019, Pollen Street Capital purchased The Underwriting Exchange and LIME as a sister company to Miles Smith. They also set up a holding company named Specialist Risk Investments Limited (now known as Specialist Risk Group) to group the companies together. Later in 2019, Specialist Risk Group acquired Square Mile Broking and David Codling and Associates, to further enhance their retail business portfolio.

In July 2020, Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions was formed by merging specialist insurance brokers Miles Smith Insurance Solutions, Square Mile Broking, The Underwriting Exchange Special Risks Division and David Codling and Associates.

Specialist Risk Group currently employ 330 staff, 100 of whom work directly for Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions. Combining our history in our previous brands with our future strategy, we drive real value for our clients through the specialist insurance advice we provide to protect their business.

Our expert team have fantastic relationships in the insurance market, including Lloyd’s of London, allowing us to secure strategic relationships with leading insurers, which enables us to develop and provide market-leading insurance products on the most competitive terms for our clients.

We are extremely excited for our future as Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions.

As a Group, it is our goal to become a top 20 broker in the UK. Each year, we continue to move up the ranks of the Insurance Times Top 50 Brokers list. In 2018, we ranked #44 and in 2019, we ranked #36. We look forward to seeing this increase in coming years.

We look forward to continue growing as a business, both organically and through targeted M&A to further deepen and broaden our service offering over the coming years.

Our parent company, Specialist Risk Group, is a fast-paced and ambitious insurance broker, based in the City of London. The Group is split into four business units, providing a bespoke service to our unique markets and clients. Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions form one of these business units – the Specialty Clients division and the others are: Miles Smith – UK Speciality Broking, TUE – International Specialty Broking and SR Underwriting Solutions – Specialty Underwriting.

Being part of the Group allows us to access specialist products and the Lloyd’s of London market through the other business units. This means we can provide our clients with a truly unique service and offer a range of exclusive benefits.

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At Specialist Risk Group, we are governed by our mantra “Difficult. Done Well.”. We specialise in crafting solutions for specialist insurance needs that other companies actively avoid and solve problems for clients that other brokers cannot solve. We take a people first approach that empowers our staff and enables them to respond quickly to clients. Our people are offered valuable learning and development opportunities and ultimately, we aim to create an environment where we enjoy coming to work. We believe this means our people will always provide an outstanding service to our clients.

OUR PEOPLE

Our ‘people first’ culture means we invest heavily in the training and development of our employees, ensuring they are well equipped and more than capable to deal with any queries or concerns you may have.

Whether you are working with our technical insurance experts, claims experts or industry experts, you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

OUR PROMISE

We are committed to providing our clients with market-leading insurance products, on competitive terms across a diverse range of key industry segments.

We will become your trusted advisor on all aspects of risks that your business faces. Our expert team will work closely with you to tailor a bespoke policy to protect your business and provide ongoing intelligent risk management advice to further mitigate and reduce the risks your business faces.

Why choose us?

OUR PROPOSITION

EXPERTISE

INSURER RELATIONSHIPS

TAILORED SERVICE

CLAIMS MANAGEMENT

TECHNOLOGICALLY ENABLED

RISK MANAGEMENT

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Lee has built and transformed underwriting and broking businesses across multiple platforms. His passion is driving value through building platforms for growth. Lee joined SRG in September 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and also became Managing Director of Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions when it launched in 2020.

Managing Director

Dominic started his insurance career as a Graduate Trainee for Commercial Union in 1988, where he quickly became an Account Executive looking after a panel of brokers. By the mid 90’s he had progressed to a Senior AE working in the City and then went on to higher managerial roles.

Dominic’s career went from strength to strength and in 2007, he set up Square Mile Broking which was acquired by Specialist Risk Group in October 2019. In March 2020, Dominic was appointed as Corporate Director to run the Mid-Market and Corporate Retail Division of specialist Risk Insurance Solutions.

Outside of work, Dominic enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing golf and spending time in their family holiday home on the Spanish borders with Portugal. He continues to persist with learning Spanish much to the chagrin of the locals!

Director

Andrew is a 30-year veteran of the Insurance industry having recently joined Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions following its acquisition of Square Mile Broking Ltd at the end of 2019.

Andrew’s background included 24 years with the likes of AXA, NIG and Aviva in various underwriting and operational management roles before joining Square Mile Broking as Commercial Director. This varied role included leadership of the account handling and claim functions as well as overall ownership of the customer experience for new and existing clients.

Andrew is married and has 2 sons Josh and Ethan. In his spare time he enjoys, cricket, football and the occasional hack around a golf course.

Director

Cliff started work straight from Sixth Form College in 1978 working in the City for a Lloyd’s broker as a Non-Marine Broker.

Since 1988 he worked for various Lloyd’s brokers that specialised in Divers , Oil & Gas and other niche sectors. In 1995 he moved to a Lloyds Broker as a Director and was promoted to the Main Board / Divisional MD continuing to specialize in the Diving ,Oil & Gas and other high-risk sectors. Joining TUE in 2015 where his current role is Divisional MD of TUE SR division now part of Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions.

Cliff has been married for 35 years and has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. He is a long suffering, fanatical Spurs season ticket holder for 50 years and loves playing golf as often as possible.

Director

David joined the Insurance Industry in 1990 with Commercial Union (now Aviva), where he was responsible for sales, underwriting & the development of a panel of brokers.

During his career, David worked in several broker and insurer businesses before setting up Square Mile Broking in 2007. Specialist Risk Group acquired Square Mile in October 2019 and David now holds the position of Commercial Director for Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions.

David is married with two young sons, and enjoys golf, football and suffering as a supporter of Crystal Palace FC!

Director

Adam started his career as an underwriter in 1983 working at Phoenix Assurance and later Sun Alliance.

In 1987, Adam joined a national broker and specialised in placement of Professional Indemnity Insurance. He joined the insolvency division of the broker in 1990, which provided insurance and bonds for insolvency practitioners; the core products still provided by Insolvency Risk Services, part of Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions. He became Managing Director in 2013.

Adam enjoys watching football, rugby, cricket, and most other types of sport.

Director

Chris is an experienced commercial/corporate insurance broker, sales leader and graduate of Ashridge Business School.  He is a strong technical broker and producer with a track record of success and a particular bias for Construction and Engineering, Cyber and Technology and Professional/Financial Risks.

Chris is extremely passionate about developing and executing growth strategies and developing people. With over 20 years’ experience in commercial and corporate broking, Chris has held senior leadership positions with global brokers including HSBC, Lockton and Gallagher.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys numerous sports and can be found either coaching minis rugby for his local rugby club or watching his daughter showjumping.  Chris is long-suffering Tottenham supporter.

Sales and Development Director

INVESTORS

POLLEN STREET CAPITAL

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In February 2018, private equity fund manager Pollen Street Capital acquired the majority shareholding in the formerly known, Miles Smith Insurance Group which has now become part of Specialist Risk Group.

Pollen Street Capital is a global, independent asset investment management company focused on the financial and business services sectors, with significant experience in speciality finance. Established in 2013, Pollen Street Capital now has over £2.8 billion assets under management across private equity and credit strategies.

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In financial and business services, technological innovation and changing consumer behaviours are creating opportunities to build specialist businesses that serve well-defined target markets. Pollen Street Capital uses its deep experience to help its partner companies take advantage of these opportunities and build high growth, sustainable businesses that deliver a compelling proposition to their customers within carefully selected markets.

We are continuously benefitting from the support provided by Pollen Street by reaching our growth targets and delivering an outstanding service to our clients.

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