Occam to acquire Beech

Occam Underwriting is set to acquire Beech Underwriting Agencies, a Lloyd’s cover-holder led by Geoff Stillwell, and a specialist in the placement of terrorism and other specialist related insurance for over 20 years.

Occam CEO Mark Fisher said: “I am very pleased to welcome Beech Underwriting to the Occam group as we continue with our planned expansion. Beech have built a very successful MGA with agents throughout the UK and I look forward to developing and supporting the business moving forward. There is a good cultural fit between Beech and Occam and we will work closely together. By partnering with Beech’s well-established panel of underwriting partners we will continue to provide all our agents with the right product for the right client.”

Beech Underwriting Agencies managing director Geoff Stilwell added: “The whole team here at Beech is really excited about going forward with Occam. This will enable Beech to continue to grow and firmly establish itself as 'the' market leader in Terrorism Insurance. On a personal level I am extremely proud of what everyone at Beech has contributed and achieved over the past 20 plus years."

The Beech team will continue to be led by Stilwell, Andrew Woodhams and Matt Gates from the underwriter's Maidstone offices.

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