Consort Insurance Services was established in partnership with Redwood Financial. We recognise the high service standard that Redwood Financial clients deserve and have come to expect, and share the desire to extend this service offering across the entire range of our clients’ asset protection needs.
Our primary objective is to be a trusted partner, with a solutions-driven approach to risk transfer. We will strive to deliver the best service possible, not only during the initial sign-up stage, but also at claims stage, which is when it really counts. Honesty and integrity are our highest priority, and we will endeavour to always be transparent with you. We will ensure that we source the correct cover, based on your individual requirements, which will be qualified by sound and considered advice. In addition, your personal information that will be gathered as our business relationship grows, will only be used in the context of sourcing and arranging your insurances.
Quality service enhanced by technology
Obtain and maintain secure backing for our client’s asset protection
Continued enhancement of our own skill to ensure the best solution for our clients changing needs
In addition to wanting to extend the Redwood Financial standard of service across a complete provision of client asset protection needs, we have significant experience in the construction and engineering insurance space, particularly in Africa, so we are able to provide structured insurance solutions to contractors operating locally, as well as those who are taking advantage of the infrastructure development opportunities in Africa.
Consort is an Appointed Representative of TEn Insurance Services, which allows us the opportunity to focus on service and product delivery, whilst the administrative and compliance functionality is taken care of through our efficient engagement with TEn. TEn also affords us the opportunity to stay up to date in terms of market trends and our own skills development and enhancement.
Whatever your insurance needs, from both a personal and a business perspective, Consort Insurance Services will be able to assist. Through our well established network, we have access to the leading personal and commercial insurers and insurance product providers in the UK, and so we are able to source and arrange the correct cover for you, whilst still keeping Premiums competitive.
Should you require any insurance-related assistance or advice, or even just a comparative quote, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
From Our Directors
Andrew entered the insurance industry in 2002, as a junior underwriter at a specialist engineering underwriting manager, Consort Technical Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd , based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Over the course of the next 12 years, Andrew progressed to the level of Operational Director, responsible for the joint running of the business along-side the Managing Director. After the successful implementation of a number of strategic thrusts, Consort Technical is considered to be one of the leading providers of engineering insurance in the South African market, and Andrew remains an active director of the business.
During the course of 2014, Andrew embarked on an internationalisation strategy, which entailed the relocation of himself and his family to the UK. In order to capitalise on growing economies and infrastructure development north of South African borders, it was determined that Consort Technical would require access to Sovereign-rated insurance paper in order to satisfy the security requirements of both international cedents and financiers. This has been successfully carried out, and as a registered Lloyd’s coverholder, Consort Technical now holds both a Construction and Plant and Equipment binder for utilisation across the African continent (in conjunction with the existing South African Engineering Insurance binder).
From a qualification and experience perspective, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Management), obtained through the University of South Africa, as well as a National Qualification in Short Term (General) Insurance (with distinction) obtained through the College of Insurance, South Africa. Andrew has also attended the Advanced Engineering Insurance courses hosted by both Swiss Re in Zurich, and Munich Re in Munich, and has completed both the Representative and Key Individual Regulatory Exams required by the South African Financial Services Board.
Whilst based in South Africa, Andrew served as Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the South African Machinery Insurers Association (SAMIA), a sub-committee of the South African Insurance Association (SAIA), and has represented South Africa at the International Engineering Insurers Association (IMIA) for a concurrent period of 3 years.
Andrew now looks to apply all of his knowledge, enthusiasm, commitment to service, and experience gained in ensuring that Consort Insurance Services is a preferred provider of general insurance solutions in the UK.
Nick is the Managing Director of Redwood Financial Services Ltd, which he established in order to provide the best possible financial advice for his clients. Nick started in financial services in 1991. Although relatively young for this industry Nick rapidly became one of the top advisors in the company. In 1999, Nick left Pearl to develop his skills and knowledge and started his own business and joined a network called Intrinsic. Within the space of a year, Nick became one of the leading advisors in the business. Nick is a committed Christian and is a prominent member of King’s Church, Horsham.” . Although Nick is located in the South East, he travels to see his clients – some as far as Manchester, Cheltenham and Cornwall. Nick formed Redwood Financial for the simple reason of ensuring that his clients receive the best personal advice and service that can be offered and is often asked if he is able to help with business and personal insurances, hence the formation of Consort Insurance Services.