As one of the leading investment destinations for international business, “United Kingdom plc” offers many opportunities for overseas businesses. Doing business in the UK is not, like elsewhere, without risk and it is essential for any organisation to have a business risk management strategy.

Arranging the right insurances is a key component of this plan. In one of the world’s largest and most complex insurance industries, UIB Corporate & Commercial’s specialist insurance advisors will support your business and protect your UK and international assets and liabilities.

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The UIB Corporate & Commercial Division was founded to provide a direct service to companies whose principal operations are in the UK. We also provide support to clients who are predominantly based overseas but have UK offices or assets.

The service provided ranges from a full programme of insurance to a few single insurance requirements, such as Employers Liability, Motor and certain statutory inspection contracts for plants where appropriate. The Division works closely with other UIB divisions to give support, advice and guidance on UK and international insurance.

As a result, the Division has a client base with diverse business activities, risks and insurance requirements. Our objective is to provide effective and competitive solutions to the insurance needs of those clients particularly engaged in a wide range of activities.

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Client service
The UIB Corporate & Commercial team has long focused on providing clients with the dedicated service and support they deserve. Long-term relationships are built upon exceptional quality and highly responsive service, expert advices, regular communications and complete integrity while ensuring we constantly provide value to our clients. Our chief responsibility is to be open and honest in all of our dealings.

Market expertise
We provide our clients with access to a dynamic and competitive international insurance marketplace, enabling them to exploit potential differences in insurance premium costs on a global basis. The Corporate & Commercial team has the knowledge and experience in sourcing the best coverage and our clients expect competitive UK insurance premium cost options.

Privately-owned and independent
As a privately-owned and independent world leading insurance and reinsurance Lloyd’s broker, UIB provides truly unbiased information and up-to-the-minute impartial advices. Our commitment to providing a pro-active in-house claims management and policy wording is paramount to ensuring our clients the highest level of service.

Our promise
Corporate & Commercial clients can expect to receive a personal service from a dedicated team who understand the complexity and requirements of international risk programmes. Breadth of cover, quality of documents, competitive premium, UK legal requirements and risk management specialists are amongst the reasons our clients entrust us with their insurance and reinsurance needs.

The Corporate & Commercial division is nimble, which enable us to offer our clients tailor-made solutions aligned to their needs, structure and strategic objectives. Our clients benefit from an easy access to our highly responsive experts and their wealth of knowledge to quickly answer their most challenging requirements.

Outstanding claims service
Our claims team has extensive experience handling a variety of losses. All claims are managed within the claims team in London and none of our claims service is outsourced. We provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of the claim process from original notification to claims payment.




All Businesses operating in the UK need to protect their activities and the UIB Corporate & Commercial team has the expertise to address our clients’ unique requirements by ensuring the correct level of cover is adequately tailored to protect their assets and minimise the impact financial losses, Management exposures, engineering risks, movement of goods and other risks can have on their operations.

  • Business interruption
  • Commercial risks
  • Directors & Officers (bespoke D&O)
  • Engineering
    Excess of Loss
    Hired in Plant
    Inspection of Plant
    Plant Movement
  • Goods in transit/Hauliers
  • Key man/Life
  • Legal Expenses
  • Liability – EL/PL & Products
    Employers’ Liability
    Local Employers’ Liability
    Environment Liability
    Financial Loss cover
    Product Guarantee and Recall
    Public/Product Liability

  • Management Liability
    Employment Practice Liability
    Pension Trustee Liability
  • Motor Fleets
  • Personal Accident (Assault)/Travel
  • Professional Indemnity
    Environmental Consultants
    Insurance Brokers
    IT Consultants/Technology
  • Property and Investors
  • Statutory inspection
  • Terrorism
  • Transit


The UK Division supports the wide cross-section of local and international businesses in the UK. Our experience in dealing with all types of risks from property portfolios to professional services organisations enable us to offer bespoke and client focused personal services when handling all aspects of our clients’ insurance needs in the UK.

We bolster our client’s confidence knowing similar levels of protection to their international operations are applied to their UK operations.



Food and Beverage

Institutional Property Funds

Professional Services

Managing Agents

Manufacturers / Manufacturing

Media groups

Medical product distributors



To learn how our Corporate & Commercial team’s expertise can benefit you, or for further information please contact:

NEW_CREST_Picture profile size_211x211px_Stephen Palles Clark

Stephen Palles-Clark

Executive Director – Corporate and Commercial
E: stephen.palles-clark@uib.co.uk
T: +44 (0)20 7338 1635


Christopher Bates

Divisional Director – Corporate and Commercial
E: christopher.bates@uib.co.uk
T: +44 (0)20 7264 1609