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Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom, 2010/03/16 - On 15 March, Roy Cunningham joined specialist insurer Northern Marine Underwriters Limited (NMU) in Belfast.
With 40 years' marine insurance experience, Roy is the cargo and freight liability underwriter of choice for many Belfast brokers.
NMU's regional manager, Mark Clinton, is delighted to have full-time representation in Belfast, and said, "The Northern Ireland market has supported NMU for many years, and it's great that we can finally give brokers there the local service they deserve."
Roy's arrival completes NMU's latest round of appointments, which also saw Martin Jay and Rota Barker join the London office, and Tracey Chalmers join the Home Counties' underwriting team in Letchworth.
Gerry Sheehy, underwriting director at NMU commented, "Boosting our regional presence fits with our core philosophy of giving brokers the best possible access to local decision makers. We now have a team of almost fifty front-line underwriters, covering the whole of the UK and Ireland."
The philosophy is clearly paying dividends: brokers ranked NMU as their number one marine and transit insurer in the recent Insurance 360 study published by Incisive Financial Publishing Limited, which asked brokers to rate 40 insurers across seven service categories and eight lines of business.
When compared to all insurers across all classes, NMU took first place in the underwriter expertise category and second place overall.
About Northern Marine Underwriters Limited (NMU)
NMU (nmu.co.ukwas founded in1982, with offices in Leeds and Manchester, operating then as a Lloyd's Coverholder. A Service Company of Watkins Syndicate since 1999, NMU continues to bring the benefits of Lloyd's security to regional brokers across the UK and Ireland. NMU and Watkins are part of Munich Re group.
One of the largest marine insurers outside the London market, NMU has a greater regional presence than any of its competitors, with offices in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, the Home Counties, London and Kent.
To complement its core book of marine cargo business, NMU writes freight liability and offshore equipment insurances, as well as engineering classes and terrorism risks.
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