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What to expect

From EKU










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Our Team

The team at East Kent Underwriting are highly qualified and experienced individuals with proven track records in the insurance industry.

Amy Blackshaw

Chief Executive Officer, the Nelson Group

Gretchen Gudopp

Head of Operations & Business Performance

Ian Allard

Head of Business Performance

Jodie Blackshaw

Senior Residential Underwriter

Jessica Bryce

Head of Liability

Rob Hales

Deputy Managing Director

Louise Morgan

Senior Underwriter

Harrison Moakes

Senior Underwriter

Kristine Smith

Renewals Underwriter

Donna Stangroom

Underwriting Assistant

Liv Massey

Trainee Underwriting Assistant

Annemarie Barden

Administration Assistant
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What people say about us

Paula – Meridian Risk Solutions
"I have had the pleasure of working with the team at EKU since 2016, throughout the years our relationship has grown into a valuable partnership. EKU strive to provide the highest level of service to all their clients. The company is innovative, agile and inspiring.
Gary – PIB
"I have worked with Jess as my underwriter for nearly 10 years and I have found her sufficient, full of energy and an absolute pleasure to work alongside. Having EKU at the end of my phone or emails for a quick turn around on quotations or queries is an absolute godsend. Here’s to many more years of working together and placing business."
Matthew – William Carson
"With many insurers insisting we use extranets, there is a growing tendency in commercial insurance for a ‘computer says no’ approach to underwriting. This is the not the case with EKU. It’s refreshing to work with an MGA, that will consider any risk no matter how big or small. Service is always very good, with us often receiving quotes on the same or next day. Would thoroughly recommend EKU to any independent broker."
Daniel – Gothic Insurance
"We have always found East Kent Underwiring to be extremely  helpful, professional and efficient in assisting us with unusual or complex risks. They are a very useful market for us and long may that continue."
Nicola – Allied Insurance
"I think EKU provide an excellent level of service with continued support and when presenting new business enquiries. I find them responsive and always helpful at the end of the phone. Excellent U/W knowledge to support new business enquires."
Cherelle – SJL
"EKU have always provided excellent service for SJL, they’re fantastic to deal with, they work quickly and are always willing to assist where possible."

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