Introducing Vanessa Eve, one of our Fleet underwriters

If you’ve ever needed an ERS fleet policy renewal, there’s a good chance you’ve spoken to Vanessa Eve. Vanessa joined us in 2017 and sits at the heart of our fleet team, helping to support a diverse range of policyholders from tradespeople to coach and bus operators.

We spoke to Vanessa to hear her thoughts on how the industry is coping during the ongoing pandemic, and why she maintains that verbal communications are still integral to the underwriting process…

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Growing vaccine confidence could be a shot in the arm for bus and coach operators

It’s the week of Blue Monday, the nights are long and dark, the days short, wet and gloomy. No wonder holiday sales typically soar in mid-January when we’re at our most desperate for sun, solace and something to get excited about!

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Introducing Tommy Ecott, one of our Senior Fleet Underwriters

Few individuals take to the world of insurance as naturally as Tommy Ecott, one of the rising stars within our growing fleet team. Perhaps that’s because, unlike most people, Tommy saw himself working in the industry from an early age and has never looked back. We talked to him about what motivates him most in his role and what he’s observed within the fleet market during the past, turbulent 12 months…

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Introducing Garbhan O'Brien, Fleet Product Manager for Passenger Transport and Hire & Reward

From private hire taxis to coaches and buses, we underwrite a wide range of passenger fleet risks at ERS. Overseeing every aspect of our Passenger Transport product is Garbhan O’Brien, who has been working tirelessly to support brokers and their customers through a series of Covid-induced market challenges. We spoke to Garbhan to hear more about how the industry is responding to these challenges and why he believes effective underwriting requires a team effort…

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Introducing Nicky Harttree, our Product Manager for Fleet Own Goods & Trade

Our Own Goods & Trades and Self-Drive Hire product is as flexible as they come, catering for vast and diverse fleets across a wide range of industries. Nicky Harttree has been responsible for the product since 2018. We asked her about the challenges of diving under the bonnet of product performance, how her team is responding to the ongoing pandemic, and what she’s learnt from two decades in motor insurance at ERS…

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Introducing Edd Moore, our London Market Senior Underwriter

Edd plays a unique role at ERS, spending the bulk of his time at our trading box in the Lloyd’s building, providing on-the-spot underwriting for fleet brokers. We recently chatted to him about how the market has changed over the years, why genuine underwriting expertise still endures in the sector, and what the future looks like for his specialism.

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Understanding risk in the fast-changing fleet world

The UK is currently moving from the unprecedented into the unknown – trying to adapt to life with a virus we still don’t fully understand; trying to rebuild our economy while preparing for the prospect of future localised flare-ups.

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Will the auto repair sector see a delayed response to Covid-19?

The spread of Covid-19, better known as coronavirus, has dominated the news agenda for well over a month now, with many economists now turning their attention to the macroeconomic damage that will be caused by the outbreak.

The automotive sector looks particularly vulnerable due to its heavy reliance on the Chinese manufacturing industry and, since Jaguar Land Rover admitted that it was resorting to flying electronic parts into the UK in suitcases due to supply chain shortages, we’ve been getting enquiries from brokers concerned about how the UK auto repair industry may be affected by the virus.

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