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About Us

Long established and highly trusted across the UK and Ireland for bespoke standard and non-standard products. We take a partnership approach to understanding what your customer needs are, then we deliver it.

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Since 1997, we’ve been developing a particular reputation in the non-standard market for enabling brokers and partners of diverse size and scale to compete in a highly dynamic marketplace. Our excellence in claims handling is also important to our brokers, giving their customers a branded, tailored 24-hour service in household, motor and commercial claims.

But it’s not what we do that makes the real difference. How we do it is key.

Our 130-strong team working across the UK and Ireland work in partnership with around 1,300 brokers and partners with the aim of not only meeting their needs but, wherever possible, exceeding their expectations.

Our team offer you a wealth of industry knowledge and experience that continues to grow with the market and our ever evolving distribution model across platforms including Covernet, Acturis, Applied Systems, CDL, Open GI, SSP and bespoke Polaris based solutions.

Our Partners find that we are expert and agile, specialist and bespoke, premium and purposeful. And you will too because those are our values and we bring them into every day. You will also find we are efficient, flexible, adaptable and approachable which gives us an advantage and edge to ensure we always deliver for our partners. 

Our customer centric, agile and flexible approach to developing, delivering and continually enhancing our products and service offering has been key to securing and maintaining longstanding relationships with our Broker network for many many years.

Whatever your need in standard or non-standard, let us show you how we can add value, build bespoke and deliver premium.

Our Values

  • Expert & Agile

    With almost 25 years’ experience, we know your challenges and your ambitions. That experience, aligned with continuous investment in our people and systems, means we’re adept at delivering at pace.

  • Specialist & Bespoke

    One of the longest established MGAs in the UK and ROI, we’re the specialists in non-standard and niche. Our solutions-oriented, customer-centric approach means we can put together non-standard quality bespoke products.

  • Premium & Purposeful

    We design products that meet the needs of our brokers and their customers, adding value wherever and however possible. That means partnering our brokers to build long-standing relationships and delivering a personal service that delivers results.

Our People. Your Partners

Since 1997, we’ve been working as one team to deliver more for brokers across the UK and Ireland. To do that, we put our people at the heart of our business and give them everything they need to deliver your success.

So you will find they are expert and agile, they truly understand the nuances of bespoke and are purposeful in their mission to deliver for you and your customers.

We’re proud of our team and they are proud to be part of a business that continues to go from strength to strength. At Prestige Underwriting we are dedicated to leading the way in the delivery of unique specialist insurance solutions throughout our partner community. 

Senior Management

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Alison Williams
Managing Director
I have worked in the insurance industry for the past 30 years in a variety of underwriting and development roles and have been with Prestige Underwriting since 2014. As a team, we strive to be the provider of choice for our broker partners and build longstanding and collaborative partnerships.
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David Howard
Group Motor Underwriting Manager
I have been working in the insurance industry for the past 26 years starting my career at Corinthian Policies at Lloyd’s before moving to Hibernian Insurance, HSBC Insurance, Service Underwriting and joining Prestige in 2012. Our goal at Prestige is to continually develop innovative motor products that meet the needs of both our broker and capacity partners.
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Gillian Cunningham
Sales Director Ireland
I’ve been with Prestige for more than 19 years now and have a total of 30 years’ experience in the industry. I work closely with our broker panel to identify opportunities and grow business, and I thrive on building and maintaining the strong customer relationships that are the hallmark of our success here in Ireland.
Janice Gault
Janice Poyntz
ROI Operations Director
I joined Prestige right at the beginning – more than 20 years ago now! Today, I lead operations in Ireland, working closely with Gillian to build good relationships with our broker panel, and working with the Insurers and software houses to develop the products that meet our brokers’ needs.
Tim Baxter
Tim Baxter
Head of Broker Development
Leading the Broker development and engagement team across Prestige Underwriting GB, I manage existing relationships and explore new opportunities throughout the market. I have worked in the industry for more than 20 years and so have both a wealth of experience and a great network of long standing relationships, all honed with an acute focus on building sustainable trading partnerships across every distribution channel.
Carl Mccomb
Carl McComb
Head of Pricing
I’m a part-qualified Actuary with 4 years’ experience in the industry, having joined Prestige upon graduation in 2016. As Head of Pricing I am responsible for the Pricing of all Prestige Household and Motor products, both in the UK and ROI, with the principle aim of delivering profitable performance for our Insurer and Broker partners, as well as for Prestige.
Tori Wylde
Tori Wylde
Commercial Relations Director
I have been in Financial and General Insurance services for 20+years, 16 years with Prestige. I am responsible for on-boarding new insurance capacity and developing insurer relations throughout the life of the partnerships.
Elaine Dixon
Elaine Dixon
Commercial Relations Manager
Having only just joined Prestige I am incredibly excited to be joining such a well respected and growing company and look forward to working collaboratively with our Business Partners and colleagues. My previous experience has been managing the Saga Home Insurance Panel, prior to this I worked as a Relationship Manager for Covea (formally Sterling Insurance) where I specialised in HNW Home insurance working with their Affinity Partners and Brokers, I moved into a relationship management role after many years as a Senior underwriter.

Regional Team

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Andrea McDowell
NI Underwriting and Agency Manager
I head up our West Street office, working with Insurers and Brokers to provide competitive products for the NI market. Over the last 30 years with the Prestige Group, I’ve built up my expertise and developed professionally, including achieving my Dip CII qualification.
Natalie Mckee
Natalie McKee
Senior Motor Underwriter
I’ve been with Prestige since 2005 but have over 20 years of insurance experience in total. I’m responsible for audits, checking and reporting details from all software house products. I also help brokers with referrals, placing motor and commercial vehicle business daily.
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Shirley Dallas
Team Leader/Senior Motor Underwriter
I lead the Motor Underwriting Team in offering advice on acceptance of risks and provide invaluable support to our local Brokers. I’ve got more than 40 years of underwriting experience and I am Cert CII qualified, which gives both my team and our Brokers a level of expertise they can trust.
Judy Mcallister
Jude McAllister
Property & Portfolio Senior Underwriter/Team Leader
I’m both the team leader and senior underwriter in our property underwriting team. I’m qualified to Cert CII level and have the experience essential to leading my team in underwriting all property referrals in NI and ROI.
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Gillian McAdam
Senior Commercial Underwriter
I’ve been in personal lines and commercial insurance, split between broking and underwriting, for more than 30 years. So I bring a lot of experience and expertise to looking after the NI Commercial underwriting team. We specialise in the motor trade and an essential part of my role is developing relationships with brokers to help build trust and so ensuring profitable accounts for the insurers.
Tonia Farrelly
Tonia Farrelly
Senior Motor Trade Underwriter
I’ve been with Prestige for nearly 15 years and I am responsible for running the motor trade department in our Cavan office. My role is diverse and includes reviewing risks submitted to us by brokers and offering the appropriate terms. I’m also responsible for our Liability product and offer informative advice to our broker panel.
Fergal Dunne
Fergal Dunne
ROI Motor Team Leader
I’ve been in the industry since 1997 and have been working with Prestige since 2012. I head up the motor team in our Cavan office and offer advice on acceptance of risks. I also follow up with brokers on insurer queries and ensure the team provide quality support to our broker panel on our private car and commercial vehicle products.
Heather Rountree
Heather Rountree
Broker Development Executive
I’ve been with Prestige for 15 years, progressing through a number of roles. I’m here for our Brokers, keeping in contact with them and keeping them up to date on our product offerings in Ireland. It’s my job to make sure Brokers feel confident selling our products and I’m here to answer any queries they have.
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Chris Duck
Property Underwriting Manager
Having worked in the Insurance industry for a variety of different businesses ranging from a regional broker to a Lloyd’s syndicate, the chance to join Prestige 5 years ago was too good an opportunity to turn down. As Home Underwriting Manager my role is quite varied. I work with Alison and Carl on devising our Underwriting strategy and have responsibility for our Underwriting teams to ensure that the strategy is implemented successfully. I also spend a large amount of time working with a large number of our Broker partners helping to understand and develop their accounts. In addition I work closely with our Insurer partners and manage those relationships from an Underwriting perspective.
Angela Wilson
Angela Wilson
Broker Development Manager
In my 20 years in the insurance industry I’ve held many different roles with some of the UK’s largest intermediaries. Here at Prestige, I bring that knowledge and expertise to work every day as a dedicated point of contact for our Broker partners, working with them to develop and grow their accounts. I also love identifying new opportunities that bring value to both parties and working with our partners on new proposals.
Donna Sutton
Donna Sutton
Broker Development Executive
I have a degree in Modern Languages, a CII Diploma in Insurance and my 20 years’ experience in the industry have been gained mainly in broking. Right now, my role is to support our Broker Development Managers to manage key accounts, deliver new broker opportunities and distribute management information. I also oversee market communications, coordinate corporate events and I work alongside the scheme underwriting team to deliver key broker development priorities, focusing on profitable account growth.
Kirsty Campbell
Kirsty Campbell
Product Manager
I project manage our key development priorities across the MGA and I look after our software house relationships day to day. It’s a varied role that also includes looking after new developments for Home and Motor across GB, NI & ROI. So I get to apply and build on my 20+ years’ experience in broker, banking and insurer models. As I’m based in Scotland, I’m also well placed to look after our Scottish broker partners.
Ema Attfield
Ema Attfield
Schemes Manager
With 10 years’ experience in the industry, I lead our Schemes Team. We manage new and existing products for our scheme broker relationships, as well as monthly updates to our open market products on various software house platforms.
Katy Peacock
Katy Peacock
Technical Manager
I’ve got more than 19 years’ experience working in Home Underwriting division and have been part of the Prestige team for 5 years now. At this stage of my career, I head up the Technical Underwriting team and we are responsible for ensuring that Prestige products are market leading.