The latest news and insight from ERS


Amanda Blanc to become Chair of ERS

Specialist motor insurer ERS today announced the proposed appointment of Amanda Blanc as non-executive director and Chair-designate of ERSSML, the managing agent of Syndicate 218 at Lloyd’s, and as a non-executive director of its holding company, ERS DGB Ltd. Amanda’s proposed appointment as Chair of ERSSML means she would follow Patrick O’Sullivan as Chairman of ERSSML next year. Amanda’s appointments would take effect on 2nd January 2020 and are subject to regulatory approval.

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Still raising the bar at 110: the Bugatti legend goes on

Our Prestige team is comprised of true supercar fanatics, and it’s fair to say that few topics light up their eyes like the mention of ‘Bugatti’, which is this year celebrating its 110 year anniversary.

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​Introducing Pauline Palmer, Regional Business Development Manager for Midlands

Building stronger broker relationships doesn’t just happen online or over the phone. It requires us to get out there and meet our brokers, wherever they’re based in the UK. We’re continuing to expand our presence by recruiting regional development managers who can bring many years’ region-specific expertise to the table, and we recently sat down with our new recruit, Pauline Palmer, to learn more about her Midlands remit and her priorities for the year ahead…

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British entertainment is booming – but entertainers need our support more than ever

Huge congratulations to all of the winners at yesterday’s’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards. It’s been another amazing year for UK stage productions and it was fantastic to see luminaries and legends such as Dame Maggie Smith, Andrew Scott and Sir Ian McKellen awarded for their performances during the 2019 awards ceremony.

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​Classic car considerations for 2020 by Steve Simpson

The classic car market is fabled for its stability and consistency, but it’s still vitally important for us to keep up with emerging industry trends, changing customer preferences, and of course, evolving broker needs.

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A fun few weeks of Fairground Dodgems, Bus Tours and a tasty Ice Cream Farm.

Scott Tillbrook rounds up his thoughts on the recent ERS Presents- Commercial events and the importance of regularly engaging with our brokers in exciting venues to update them on our diverse product range

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​Lighting up the skies with our specialist firework transportation cover By Mitul Malkan, Product Manager at ERS

There’s not long to go until Bonfire Night, and over 20 million people will be attending fireworks displays across Britain. Mitul Malkan, Product Manager at ERS talks us through why understanding the risks and needs in transporting fireworks and hazardous goods at this busy time is so important to providing the right type of insurance.

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Celebrating passion and commitment – the attributes of winning rugby (and motor insurance) teams

There are contrasting emotions across our organisation this week following an amazing weekend of Rugby World Cup competition. Congratulations to England on making the final; commiserations to Wales – and all of the heartbroken rugby fanatics in our Swansea office – for their narrow loss against the Springboks.

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Introducing Jamie Brooks, Business Development Manager for East Anglia

Over the past few years we’ve made a big investment in expanding our UK regional presence, bringing us closer to our broker partners and helping us forge stronger, more profitable relationships. We recently sat down with our new business development manager, Jamie Brooks, to learn more about how ERS is growing and reaching new brokers across East Anglia.

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Safety in the seat and in the saddle: protecting the UK’s Jockeys

Sports professionals really rack up the miles over the course of their careers, with the average professional sports person facing the gruelling task of covering huge distances in their vehicle in order to earn their living.

Most of these professionals are effectively self-employed, their earnings dictated by their ability to show up and compete. They simply cannot afford to be out of action and off the road for long.

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