Focus insurance

About Focus

Based in Wokingham, Focus has been an established MGA for over 20 years. We started life as underwriters of Construction products and are now specialists in this field.

About Focus

Our History

Reliable Insurance Services From Experienced Insurance Specialists

Over the years, we have vastly expanded our range of Construction products, whilst also developing products in the Commercial and Professions sectors. We now offer our Brokers a well-rounded range of products with wide policy wordings at competitive premiums.

We select our Insurer Partners with great care to ensure that our products are of the highest quality. We have worked with many of our Insurer Partners for a large number of years. In addition, we have forged relationships with leading insurers so that we can provide quotations on a prior submit basis for difficult, more complex and less easy-to-place risks.

Providing our Brokers with an excellent level of service is very important to us. Each of our Brokers has a named Dedicated Underwriter whom they can contact at any time. Our Underwriters are highly knowledgeable and committed to providing an efficient and friendly service, including same-day quotation turnaround and documentation issue. All of our Underwriters hold industry qualifications and continue to constantly develop their knowledge of the insurance industry through our training programme.

Focus is highly respected throughout the insurance industry. We operate a limited agency base and are a founding member of the Managing General Agents Association (MGAA).

If you are interested in working with Focus, please call our Broker Development Manager, Paul O’Keefe, on 0345 365 2347 or email him at paulokeefe@focus-insurance.com.

Some facts and figures that we’re proud to share

£18m+

GWP

4000+

Policies

3000+

Clients

650

Active Broker Accounts

We are part of the JMG Group, a ‘Top 30’ UK Insurance Broker having been a fully independent local insurance brokerage since 1932. We help large corporate businesses, small to medium enterprises and private clients to manage their risk.

Management Team

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Managing Director

Toby Catlin

Toby Catlin

Director

Alex Nicholls

Alex Nicholls

Underwriting Manager

Paul O'Keefe

Paul O'Keefe

Broker Development Manager

Trading Team

Emma Thomas

Emma Thomas

Senior Development Underwriter

Kieren Ayres

Kieren Ayres

Development Underwriter

Louis Garland

Development Underwriter

Maxine Jones

Maxine Jones

Development Underwriter

Will Dayus

Development Underwriter

Fiona Wheeler

Fiona Wheeler

Development Underwriter

Liam Paul

Liam Paul

Development Underwriter

Jackson Gratton

Jackson Gratton

Trainee Underwriter

Jamie Walford

Jamie Walford

Trainee Underwriter

Quality Control

Andrew Bickle

Andrew Bickle

Principal Underwriter

Leighton Jones

Compliance Officer

Join The Team

Focus has been underwriting for brokers across the UK for over 20 years and are founder members of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA).

From our early days as underwriters for Construction Insurance, we have also developed products in the Commercial and Professions insurance sectors. Our reputation for providing a professional, efficient and friendly service is at the heart of all our work.

Highly respected as a Managing General Agent (MGA) by our partner brokers, partner insurers and the wider insurance market, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best talent in the industry. Our commitment to staff training gives everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential. We hold regular Monday lunchtime training sessions, and are proud to boast that our underwriters are qualified to at least Cert CII level, with assistance provided to help them progress towards DIP and ACII qualifications.

We maintain a supportive, performance and development-focused work culture which, in turn, leads to a high level of staff satisfaction and retention. We do, however, have vacancies for trainees and qualified staff from time to time and we would love to hear from you if you are looking to progress your career as an underwriter.

In the first instance, please call our General Manager, Toby Catlin, who can be contacted on 0345 345 4511 or email him at tobycatlin@focus-insurance.com to discuss current opportunities.