Tokio Marine HCCI grows presence in Birmingham and Manchester

It announces key hires, new office

Tokio Marine HCCI grows presence in Birmingham and Manchester

Insurance News

By Mika Pangilinan

Tokio Marine HCC International (TMHCCI) has moved to fortify its position in the UK regional professional risks market with key underwriting appointments and a new office in Manchester.

New TMHCCI appointments

Jazz Parkash has been appointed as development underwriter for the Birmingham branch, bringing with her 18 years of experience in the broking sector. In her most recent role, she served as professional indemnity broking manager at Wesleyan. She also held roles at Lockton and Giles Insurance Brokers.

Joining Parkash in the Birmingham team is Rhian Ottey, newly appointed as underwriting assistant to the professional risks team. Ottey has a law degree from Staffordshire University and comes from Arc Legal. She will play a vital role in supporting underwriters across a range of professional risk products and services.

In Manchester, Scott McDermott has joined as a development underwriter. His experience includes nearly five years at Horwich Farrelly, in addition to roles at BLM and Towergate Insurance. He has expertise in in claimant and defendant civil litigation, specialising in design and construct risks.

“We are delighted to welcome Jazz, Scott and Rhian to the team,” said Andrew Macpherson, regional underwriting director for professional risks. “Our division has grown exponentially over the last few years, and these hires further demonstrate our commitment to servicing markets across the UK as we continue to invest in our regional presence.”

Office expansion in Manchester

To accommodate the growing team in Manchester, TMHCCI has transitioned from serviced offices to a larger, permanent location on the 6th floor of Colwyn Chambers at 19 York Street in the Northern Quarter.

The new office will now house a team of 12 specialist underwriters, reinforcing TMHCCI's commitment to growth in the region.

“Over the past 10 years we have become a well-established and trusted partner for brokers in the area,” said Frances Eaton, underwriting manager for professional risks, based in Manchester. “The newly acquired space will help us as we continue to grow. We are proud of our reputation as one of, if not the largest and most experienced, Professional Risks underwriting teams in the city and the wider North West.”

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