Broker Profile: George Wilkinson

Broker Profile: George Wilkinson

Broker Profile: George Wilkinson

23 May 2024

At the heart of our business, it's the people who shape its essence and drive its success. This series is dedicated to introducing the vibrant personalities and diverse expertise that make up Servca.

Can you share a brief overview of your journey in the insurance industry and how you got started?

Like many in the industry, I stumbled into insurance by chance. My career began with a local personal lines broker, where I gained my initial exposure to the field. After a little over a year, I had the opportunity to move to their sister company, a Commercial Broker.

What motivated your decision to join Servca?

My decision to join Servca was driven by my prior experience working with the company. I was consistently impressed by Servca’s work ethic and ethos. Their expertise in specialised markets was particularly appealing, offering me a chance to expand my knowledge and skills.

What led you to specialise in Medical Malpractice?

At my previous brokerage, I managed several sectors, including Medical Malpractice. Over time, my exposure to various risks in this sector piqued my interest. This naturally led me to specialise in Medical Malpractice, where I could focus my efforts and expertise on a niche I was passionate about.

What’s the most rewarding policy you’ve placed?

One of my most challenging and rewarding placements was for a Mental Health Signpost service for the entire NHS in Wales. They faced multiple issues with their existing coverage, which had been discovered to be insufficient for their service. We successfully sourced comprehensive cover, that included backdated coverage and run-off cover for clinicians no longer working with the organization. Additionally, we improved on the existing premium and transitioned them away from discretionary cover.

What industry trends have you seen over the last year?

A positive trend I've observed is the increasing prevalence of Corporate Entity cover for companies. It's crucial that medical corporations are covered for the vicarious liability of their employees' actions. The growing awareness among clients about the importance of these covers is very encouraging.

What's a typical day like for you? Any morning rituals or habits that keep you on top of your game?

Nothing groundbreaking, I just make sure I get enough sleep and I’m good to go!

Outside of the office, what's a hobby or interest that people might be surprised to know about you?

I’m a passionate gamer, having played Counter Strike from a young age. I’ve also been building custom PCs and am constantly assisting friends to build their own machines.

In your opinion, what qualities make a great team, and how do you promote collaboration among your colleagues?

A sense of humour and a hunger within a team goes a long way. These qualities create a motivating work environment and an infection energy that’s spread around the office.

And finally, what advice do you have for individuals aspiring to work in the insurance sector? Are there any key principles or lessons you wish you had known when you started your journey?

My advice is to find a sector that truly interests you and focus on it. The insurance industry offers a wide range of specialisations, and honing in on one that excites you will make your work more fulfilling. Personally, Medical Malpractice captured my interest, but there are numerous other sectors where you can build a rewarding career. Stay curious, seek out opportunities to learn, and immerse yourself in the areas that spark your passion.

Can you share a brief overview of your journey in the insurance industry and how you got started?

Like many in the industry, I stumbled into insurance by chance. My career began with a local personal lines broker, where I gained my initial exposure to the field. After a little over a year, I had the opportunity to move to their sister company, a Commercial Broker.

What motivated your decision to join Servca?

My decision to join Servca was driven by my prior experience working with the company. I was consistently impressed by Servca’s work ethic and ethos. Their expertise in specialised markets was particularly appealing, offering me a chance to expand my knowledge and skills.

What led you to specialise in Medical Malpractice?

At my previous brokerage, I managed several sectors, including Medical Malpractice. Over time, my exposure to various risks in this sector piqued my interest. This naturally led me to specialise in Medical Malpractice, where I could focus my efforts and expertise on a niche I was passionate about.

What’s the most rewarding policy you’ve placed?

One of my most challenging and rewarding placements was for a Mental Health Signpost service for the entire NHS in Wales. They faced multiple issues with their existing coverage, which had been discovered to be insufficient for their service. We successfully sourced comprehensive cover, that included backdated coverage and run-off cover for clinicians no longer working with the organization. Additionally, we improved on the existing premium and transitioned them away from discretionary cover.

What industry trends have you seen over the last year?

A positive trend I've observed is the increasing prevalence of Corporate Entity cover for companies. It's crucial that medical corporations are covered for the vicarious liability of their employees' actions. The growing awareness among clients about the importance of these covers is very encouraging.

What's a typical day like for you? Any morning rituals or habits that keep you on top of your game?

Nothing groundbreaking, I just make sure I get enough sleep and I’m good to go!

Outside of the office, what's a hobby or interest that people might be surprised to know about you?

I’m a passionate gamer, having played Counter Strike from a young age. I’ve also been building custom PCs and am constantly assisting friends to build their own machines.

In your opinion, what qualities make a great team, and how do you promote collaboration among your colleagues?

A sense of humour and a hunger within a team goes a long way. These qualities create a motivating work environment and an infection energy that’s spread around the office.

And finally, what advice do you have for individuals aspiring to work in the insurance sector? Are there any key principles or lessons you wish you had known when you started your journey?

My advice is to find a sector that truly interests you and focus on it. The insurance industry offers a wide range of specialisations, and honing in on one that excites you will make your work more fulfilling. Personally, Medical Malpractice captured my interest, but there are numerous other sectors where you can build a rewarding career. Stay curious, seek out opportunities to learn, and immerse yourself in the areas that spark your passion.

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Global Headquarters

Servca Group

Dukes House

32-38 Dukes Place

5th Floor

London, EC3A 7LP

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 207 2250000

info@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

European Office

Servca Europe

Dragonara Business Centre

Dragonara Road

5th Floor

St Julian’s, STJ 3141

Republic of Malta


+356 (20) 341690

eu@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s (Brussels) SLM1883

Canadian Office

Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc
40 King Street West
Suite 2100
Toronto
M5H 3C2
Canada


+1 (647) 846 5555

canada@servca.com


Non-regulated servicing company

Northern Ireland

Servca Northern Ireland
River House Belfast

48-60 High Street

Belfast

BT1 2BE



+44 (0) 2895582000

ni@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

© 2024 Servca


Servca Group Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales; Registered Number: 7727494; Registered Office: Dukes House, 32-38 Dukes Place, 5th Floor, London, EC3A 7LP, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca European Insurance Brokers Ltd (a private limited company incorporated in Malta and enrolled to act as an insurance broker); Tower Business Centre, Level 3, Tower Street, Swatar, BKR, 4013, Republic of Malta. UK branch office is registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc, a private limited company incorporated at 40 King Street West, Suite 2100, Toronto, M5H 3C2, Canada. Servca group of companies are owned and operated by Servca Group Holdings Ltd, a private limited company registered in England & Wales.

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Global Headquarters

Servca Group

Dukes House

32-38 Dukes Place

5th Floor

London, EC3A 7LP

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 207 2250000

info@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

European Office

Servca Europe

Dragonara Business Centre

Dragonara Road

5th Floor

St Julian’s, STJ 3141

Republic of Malta


+356 (20) 341690

eu@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s (Brussels) SLM1883

Canadian Office

Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc
40 King Street West
Suite 2100
Toronto
M5H 3C2
Canada


+1 (647) 846 5555

canada@servca.com


Non-regulated servicing company

Northern Ireland

Servca Northern Ireland
River House Belfast

48-60 High Street

Belfast

BT1 2BE


+44 (0) 2895582000

ni@servca.com


Broker at Lloyd’s SLM1389

© 2024 Servca


Servca Group Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales; Registered Number: 7727494; Registered Office: Dukes House, 32-38 Dukes Place, 5th Floor, London, EC3A 7LP, United Kingdom. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca European Insurance Brokers Ltd (a private limited company incorporated in Malta and enrolled to act as an insurance broker); Tower Business Centre, Level 3, Tower Street, Swatar, BKR, 4013, Republic of Malta. UK branch office is registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Servca Canada Insurance Group Inc, a private limited company incorporated at 40 King Street West, Suite 2100, Toronto, M5H 3C2, Canada. Servca group of companies are owned and operated by Servca Group Holdings Ltd, a private limited company registered in England & Wales.

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