Brunel Professions Ltd, a leading UK professional indemnity broker, has announced that former Barbican Protect Head of Financial Lines William Hall has joined their Wholesale team.

Brunel is excited to announce the appointment of William, who has joined their Manchester office as Associate Director of Wholesale.

Brunel Professions was established in 2005 as part of the Brunel Group to provide a fully independent, PII broking service to businesses of all sizes. Brunel Wholesale is a department purely dedicated to insurance brokers. They assist brokers in placing professional indemnity insurance and related liabilities for both them and their clients, specialising in larger and more complex placements, previous claims and high limits of indemnity. William joins the team bringing with him over 30 years’ experience within the insurance industry, including roles with RSA and Barbican.

William said, “As a major player in the professional indemnity market, I am excited to join Brunel and the new role allows me to continue to build relationships with brokers. Now at Brunel, I can offer brokers much wider solutions from the market for their clients and can’t wait to get started.”

The team’s expansion shows the continuous growth of the Company as a whole and Brunel are looking forward to working closely with William to strengthen and enhance their PI offering further. 

John Stagg, Wholesale Director, said, “We are all very excited and delighted to welcome a professional of William’s calibre to the Brunel Wholesale team. Having known William for a number of years, his experience and strong industry knowledge will be key in developing new PII opportunities and assisting Brunel’s existing brokers throughout the UK.”

“With the PI market showing significant signs of hardening in many areas this is the perfect time for a well-respected and seasoned pro like William to join Brunel” John continued.

Group CEO, Russell Lane, commented, “Brunel Professions is a specialist in professional indemnity insurance and our Wholesale division is a core part of Professions growth plans in 2019. We have placed 1000’s of policies for over 500 insurance brokers nation-wide.”

“The market is hardening and with capacity shrinking many brokers may struggle to obtain favourable terms for their clients this year, which is why we have continued to invest in our Wholesale division. I am looking forward to working with William and am sure his experience, relationships and knowledge will enhance our Wholesale team, especially in the North of England.”