Barbican Protect, the UK insurance arm of Barbican Insurance Group, has today reported the launch of a new marine insurance division.
London-based Sarah Joiner has been appointed as marine underwriter, she will be reporting to Stuart Kilpatrick, managing director of Barbican Protect.
Barbican underwrites both marine insurance and marine reinsurance, as well as a range of other specialty lines of business, much of which is transacted via the Lloyd’s of London market.
The new marine division will bring a host of wide-ranging new insurance solutions to the UK SME market, including spanning annual marine cargo (including stock throughput), hauliers and freight forwarders liability, as well as freight forwarders online cargo.
Mr. Kilpatrick said: “We see strong potential for growth in the UK marine insurance sector and firmly believe that our ability to deliver clearly defined, competitively priced, customer-focused insurance solutions will help us unlock that potential.
“I am delighted that Sarah has joined the team as marine underwriter. She is a highly respected figure in the marine sector and I am confident that she will be able to spear-head our push into this market.”
Joiner, who has over 10 years of experience in the marine sector, added; “Barbican Protect has secured a strong reputation for high calibre service in all of the markets it operates in, and I look forward to helping to extend that quality of delivery into the marine insurance sector.”
Most recently Joiner was director and underwriter at Argosy Underwriting Agency which specialises in cargo insurance, hauliers and freight forwarders liability insurance.
Prior to this, she worked at Northern Marine Underwriters as a development underwriter.
Joiner’s career in the marine sector began when she started as an account manager with ACIS Cargo Underwriting in 2005.