Jul 5, 2012
Like when you’re waiting for a bus and then two turn up together, we’ve made two announcements recently regarding our eInsurance practice and our multi channel insurance solution, RiskWrite.
First up, was the arrival of Neil Hodges who joined us in the new role of Client Executive with the aim of helping to grow our eInsurance business and to continue to develop RiskWrite. He will also be contributing to Upstream on Insurance industry topics.
Commenting on his new role at Salmon, Neil said, “I am very pleased to be given the opportunity to help Salmon’s clients grow their business across multiple product lines, distribution channels and regions. RiskWrite is a highly regarded insurance solution and I am looking forward to helping shape the future roadmap.”
Chris Harvey, Chairman of Salmon said, “Neil brings with him extensive experience of the insurance and IT services industry meaning he is well placed to support the ongoing growth of our eInsurance business. He joins us at an exciting stage in the development of RiskWrite, our multi channel insurance solution. Neil’s experience will help us capitalise on the opportunities within the UK and international markets and continue to help our clients respond to the ongoing challenges and opportunities within the insurance market.”
Neil has 30 years’ experience of the insurance industry, having started his career as a Lloyd’s underwriter before moving into the insurance technology and services sector working for companies like Xchanging and Tri Systems. He is based in our London office and can be contacted on +44 (0)203 170 8546.
This was closely followed by the announcement that Nexus Underwriting Management (Nexus) have gone live on RiskWrite.
Nexus launched its new Lloyd’s Managing General Agency, Nexus Professional Risks (NPR), earlier this year and approached Salmon to supply a new insurance solution to service and grow the business. Salmon configured and implemented RiskWrite to provide NPR with a full insurance underwriting solution, including policy administration and broker portal. Following initial planning, the project was delivered in just two months.
NPR depends upon reliability and service delivery for its underwriters and 1,800 broker portal users. They needed a smooth, fast transition and are very happy with the outcome.
Colin Thompson, CEO of Nexus Group said “Our partnership with Salmon was created to help achieve our key objective – going live quickly and easily so the service to our underwriters and brokers wasn’t disrupted. The migration process itself started on a Friday and was completed by the following Monday. Ensuring a smooth and fast transition was absolutely key to the success of the Novae acquisition. RiskWrite™ will allow us to respond quickly to rate and market changes and to communicate with agents and brokers across all our channels – so much so that we are considering adopting it in other areas of our business.”