NEWS

INSURING THE WASTE INDUSTRY FOR OVER 25 YEARS

POSTED ON July 11th

 

Miles Smith has been providing insurance solutions to waste and recycling businesses in the UK for over 25 years. We are market leaders and operate the longest running waste property facility in the UK market. We work closely with industry specialists and risk managers to provide sustainable insurance solutions.

Appointed brokers to the Environmental Services Association (ESA)
Affiliated organisation to the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

Schemes and facilities

Waste management companies
Skip operators
Transfer stations
Landfill sites
Incinerator operators
Material recycling facilities
Consultants and surveyors
Waste brokers

Classes of insurance covered

Liabilities
Material damage & business interruption
Motor fleet
Plant and machinery

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KEVIN COOMBER

KEVIN COOMBER

Key Account Manager - Non - motor
 Tel: 020 7977 1584

Karen Sunderland

Karen Sunderland

Senior account handler - Non - motor
Tel: 020 7977 4803

GARY ROUTLEDGE

GARY ROUTLEDGE

Director - Motor
Tel: 07766 314968

STUART COOPER

STUART COOPER

Broker - Motor
Tel: 07738 041253

Discounts on SmartWitness Products for our Motor Fleet Customers

POSTED ON June 7th

London Market Broking working with you to help your clients

We are one of the largest independent London Market Brokers, and are constantly working to improve our products and services for you and your customers. We have recently established a partnership with SmartWitness, who specialise in providing vehicle cameras, recorders and software. Your customers can now benefit from a discount on SmartWitness products when they purchase a motor fleet policy through Miles Smith London Market Broking.

Please contact us      T: 020 7977 4800
                                                        E: motor@milessmith.co.uk

 

 

NEW FACILITY FOR EXCESS OF LOSS LIABILITY

POSTED ON May 25th

It is essential that brokers review their clients liability limits to ensure that they are high enough to protect their business

In the wake of the Discount Rate reduction for personal injury compensation, Miles Smith London Market Broking has created an EL and PL excess of loss facility, for brokers to offer to their clients. We have also created an easy-to-read guide for you to send to your clients, which highlights why this additional cover is required and the risks they might face in light of underinsurance.
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This facility offers:

Excess employers’ and public liability cover with indemnity limits up to £30m *
Lloyd’s ‘A’ rated security at competitive prices
Standalone policies following the primary wording
Ability to follow most primary insurers
Long term policies to enable common renewal date
Fast quote turnaround

* Higher limits available on request

Please contact the broker relationship team to discuss this further

 

BIBA 2017

POSTED ON May 3rd

OUR BROKER RELATIONSHIP TEAM WILL BE AT BIBA ON WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY AND WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO DISCUSS OUR EXCITING NEW SCHEMES AND EXISTING FACILITIES WITH YOU. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DEDICATED BROKER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER TO ARRANGE A MEETING.

Miles Smith London Market Broking is one of the largest independent London Market Brokers, with the largest and most driven broking team in the motor fleet and casualty markets. We place substantial premium into the London Market and, by using us, you benefit from the influence that brings. Specialists in schemes and facilities, our products offer unique cover and exclusive access for risks often beyond the capability of local composites.

Please contact your dedicated Broker Relationship Manager to arrange a meeting at BIBA 2017.

BARRY GILLIGAN

BARRY GILLIGAN

HEAD OF BROKER RELATIONS
Tel: 07764 928 952

TERESA ORNYIK

TERESA ORNYIK

SENIOR BROKER RELATIONS MANAGER
Tel: 07515 065 513

ROBIN DALY

ROBIN DALY

BROKER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
Tel: 07584 062 519

MINI FLEET SCHEME

POSTED ON April 27th

THE DEDICATED MINI FLEET TEAM WITHIN MILES SMITH LONDON MARKET BROKING UNDERSTANDS THAT SMALL FLEET BUSINESS IS ABOUT RETENTION AND COMPETITIVENESS AND BELIEVES THAT THIS CAN BE THE SPRING BOARD FOR WRITING YOUR CLIENT’S PORTFOLIO

We have in-house underwriting authority, and can provide competitive quotes in a timely manner.

The key features of our mini fleet scheme include:
fleet rated or NCD conversion
fast quote turnaround
competitive rates
negotiable commission levels
electronic policy documents
in-house finance available

Conditions of Miles Smith’s mini fleet policy:
own goods only
minimum 2 vehicles
19 years of age minimum
maximum vehicle weight of 44 tons

Benefits of Miles Smith’s mini fleet policy:
exclusive policy wording
unique, suspended drivers licence clause*
personal effects cover – £1,500*
loss of keys cover – £1,500*
medical expenses – £500*
audio/security/sat nav – £2,000*
(*please refer to documentation for full wording)

Miles Smith is one of the largest independent London Market Brokers. When placing business through us you not only benefit from the substantial premium we place into the London Market from the influence that brings, but also from the largest and the most driven broker team in the motor fleet and casualty markets.

 

 

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ADRIAN MILES

ADRIAN MILES

Broker
Tel: 07850 707383

PHIL KIRBY

Senior Account Executive
Tel: 01787 466 692

AARON JONES

Account Executive
Tel: 01787 466 694

FEEDING PEOPLE IN NEED THIS EASTER

POSTED ON April 11th

HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL AT MILES SMITH!

This Easter Miles Smith have partnered with FareShare a UK based charity who save good food, destined for waste and send it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people.

To find out more about the work FareShare do, follow this link http://www.fareshare.org.uk

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MILES SMITH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH FARESHARE

POSTED ON April 5th

Miles Smith Insurance Group partners with FareShare, the UK’s largest food redistribution charity.  Miles Smith is supporting FareShare’s efforts to fight hunger and tackle the problem of food waste across the UK to help those affected by food poverty.

8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat (1), which is the equivalent of the entire population of London. At least 270,000 tonnes of surplus food from the UK food and drink industry could be redistributed to feed people each year; enough for 650 million meals (2).

FareShare saves good food destined for waste and sends it to charities and community groups who transform it into nutritious meals for vulnerable people. The food they redistribute is fresh, good quality and in date surplus from the food industry. Last year FareShare worked with 5,589 charities and community groups across the UK, providing 25.8 million meals to vulnerable people.

As well as supporting the charity through donations, Miles Smith will also be giving its employees the opportunity to volunteer at FareShare, sorting and packing food for local charities and community groups.

Miles Smith CEO Paul Chainey said of the partnership, “I am delighted that Miles Smith has partnered with FareShare in their efforts to tackle hunger and food waste across the UK. I greatly admire the work they do, and I am pleased that Miles Smith is able to support them.”

Miles Smith has been providing insurance solutions to recycling and waste businesses in the UK for over 25 years. They are market leaders and operate the longest running waste insurance facility in the UK market.

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Sharon Brown, Group Distribution and Marketing Director at Miles Smith on 020 7977 4800.

(1) Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Voices of the Hungry, 2016

(2) WRAP, Quantification of food surplus, waste and related materials in the grocery supply chain, 2016

HAZ MADE EASY

POSTED ON March 31st

MILES SMITH IS PLEASED TO INTRODUCE HAZ-INSURE, A NEW SCHEME FOR COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE CARRIAGE AND HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS

This is a sector which demands careful consideration when addressing risk management and insurance needs. Standard insurance policies will often leave gaps in cover for your clients and potential E & O issues for brokers.
Higher limits of indemnity are required for motor, general third party and environmental risks. Gaps between these covers often go unidentified until a loss occurs, for example, the loading and unloading of hazardous materials from vehicles, off road provisions and cross contamination at delivery stage to name but a few.

Insuring hazardous goods is a complex business and heavily regulated.  Miles Smith has made it simple with our new Haz-Insure Scheme, irrespective of whether your clients manufacture, store or transport these diverse products as their primary business or only handle them occasionally.

Ambiguity over claims can arise where standard policies with different insurers are utilised, so having cover that dovetails across all the main classes of your client’s insurance portfolio is a must. Haz-Insure has a single insurer handling all the main classes, and with the support of an experienced claims team, you and your clients can rest assured that the recommendations you have made will meet their demands and needs.

That’s why Miles Smith has a reputation for insuring these challenging risks simply and easily with a bespoke scheme designed for these specialist and often complex risk requirements.

We don’t just provide insurance….we provide peace of mind!

Contact our team for more information:

GARY ROUTLEDGE

GARY ROUTLEDGE

MOTOR DIRECTOR
020 7977 1298

SAM CHURCHMAN

SAM CHURCHMAN

ACCOUNT HANDLER
020 7977 4812

STUART COOPER

STUART COOPER

HEAD OF MOTOR BROKING
020 7977 4862

ADAM FRANGELLA-CRAMP

ADAM FRANGELLA-CRAMP

SENIOR ACCOUNT HANDLER
020 7977 4868

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“AN EXTRAORDINARY RACE FOR EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY PLACE”

POSTED ON March 30th

On the 7th April, Lizzie Bailey, who works in the Miles Smith claims team, will be taking part in the Marathon Des Sables in an effort to raise money for the charity Scope, which works to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

The above quote is taken from the Marathon Des Sables website; the Marathon Des Sables is a 6 day race, during which participants will run 156+ miles through the Sahara Desert, carrying everything that they need to survive on their back, in temperatures of 50+ degrees centigrade. The race consists of 6 stages, including one stage where participants will be running 52+ miles in one day!

In 2016, Lizzie was awarded one of the Lloyd’s of London Market Charity Awards on behalf of Scope, and Miles Smith is also proud to sponsor Lizzie to support her in her endeavours to complete the ‘toughest footrace on earth’.

To support Lizzie, you can donate money through her Just Giving page. We wish Lizzie all the very best, and look forward to welcoming her back on completion of the race.

MILES SMITH ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH SMART WITNESS

POSTED ON March 22nd

 

The Miles Smith Insurance Group is proud to announce a new partnership with SmartWitness, a world-leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of in-vehicle cameras, recorders, and software. SmartWitness is recognised by industry authorities as being the partner of strength in the field of in-vehicle CCTV, and is currently responsible for the protection of over 200,000 vehicles around the world, which cover in excess of 35 million miles every day.

Miles Smith and SmartWitness understand the challenges that operating a fleet of vehicles can bring, and believe that, with appropriate risk management techniques, such as the installation of in-vehicle cameras, these challenges can be overcome and better managed to ensure that claims are dealt with correctly, and premiums kept to a minimum.The partnership will see all Miles Smith’s fleet insurance customers, which have a fleet size of at least 10 vehicles, offered a SmartWitness KP1S camera, hard-wired installation plus telematics back up via SmartView fleet management software, free of charge for an initial period of three months.

Robert Wright, Motor Claims Manager at Miles Smith said,

“We have found that video evidence is essential for all fleet operators nowadays. The number of disputed claims is reduced dramatically, as well as the length of the disputes. Using SmartWitness cameras provides insurers with first rate FNOL, often just seconds after any incident.

“After the three month trial period any of our clients can give back the camera with no cost whatsoever but we think that, when they see the benefits, they are likely to continue with the cameras and install them throughout their fleet. If they go ahead they will qualify for an exclusive discount on all equipment purchased”

If a vehicle fitted with a SmartWitness KP1S camera is involved in an incident, the camera automatically sends the video footage, via 3G/4G, direct to the insurer and fleet manager, complete with the time, date, GPS location, speed and force of impact. Linked with the SmartView desktop software the cameras offer real-time information for fleet managers delivering telematics information and driver behaviour statistics.

SmartWitness CEO Paul Singh says of the partnership,

“We are finding that more and more road incidents are disputed these days. Very few motorists admit they are at fault, and in a colossal 80% of cases they blame the HGV or van driver. If there is no video evidence most cases settle on an equally shared basis or worse and in that situation many fleet managers prefer to pay off small claims rather than going through their insurer and having their premiums go up.”

For press enquiries please contact Sharon Brown, Miles Smith’s Group Distribution and Marketing Director on 020 7977 4800.For any other queries please contact Robert Wright, Motor Claims Manager at Miles Smith on 020 7977 4888 or Simon Dicks from SmartWitness on 0844 947 1000.

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