Waste & Recycling - experts for over a quarter of a century

Let us take you back.

The year is 1996 and a young David Bearman (our Group CEO) has just taken the bold decision to launch retail broker Direct Insurance (as we were known back then) with a commitment to succeed in classes where improvement was desperately needed.

It all started with Waste & Recycling. Historically an underserved market, we recognised that we could raise the standards in this class, and help clients who had previously been neglected by the insurance industry, quickly establishing a reputation for both unparalleled service and razor-sharp attention to detail.

But of course, the story doesn’t end here, we launched a wholesale scheme in 2007 providing a credible alternative to UK brokers for Waste & Recycling business.

Our commitment to raising the bar across Waste & Recycling has enabled us to keep attracting the, most knowledgeable brokers in the class to our business, and earned us the complete trust of all our capacity partners.

We have refined our focus, working alongside capacity partners to craft bespoke, comprehensive policies; and with brokers, utilising our deep expertise of risk management to minimise losses for their end clients. It’s in this position where we feel our skills are most effective.

While we now excel in placing a diverse range of business lines into the London market, we have never let up on staying at the cutting edge of Waste & Recycling. This is so we can continually keep our brokers updated on how they should be advising their clients, thus helping them to retain the business at renewal.

Having done such good work in this space for so long, we have built up more and more close relationships in the market, enabling us to place the wide variety of risks which you can learn more about here. Our specialist scheme covers a broad range of property exposures in the sector and our relationships in the London Market provides extensive options for Liability and Motor Fleet.

Our approach is built on listening to what our brokers need, and using our skills and connections in the London market to develop a solution that ultimately helps them win or retain business.

Our team have proven time and again over the last 26 years that they can and do make the difference on Waste & Recycling risks, so if you have a client in this sector that needs specialist cover, talk to us, and see what solutions we can find.

Simon England

Business Development Manager - North

Languages:

EN
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Simon England

Business Development Manager - North

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Asbestos
  • Contractors Liability
  • Excess of Loss
  • Manufacturing
  • Motor Fleet
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Waste & Recycling

Simon England is a business development manager for the North, Scotland and Ireland divisions of Consilium. Simon is responsible for the ongoing support, education and engagement of our broker partners.

Simon joined the group in August 2020 and has more than 30 years of industry experience, having previously worked for a number of large insurers, MGAs, a Lloyd’s retail business, and a network provider. Initially an underwriter, writing business in the fleet, property, liability and financial lines arena, Simon moved into development roles 15 years ago.

If he wasn’t working for Consilium, he would probably be travelling the world spending his kids’ inheritance and playing golf on some of the world’s best courses.

“Having talked to and learned about Consilium, I saw joining them as a great opportunity to work with like-minded people and help to grow and shape a business which is well-placed with its people and values to become ‘London’s market of choice’.”

Shaun Woodhouse

Business Development Manager - South

Languages:

EN
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Shaun Woodhouse

Business Development Manager - South

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Asbestos
  • Contractors Liability
  • Excess of Loss
  • Manufacturing
  • Motor Fleet
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Waste & Recycling

Shaun Woodhouse is a business development manager at Consilium.

Shaun joined Consilium in September 2018, having before this spent over 18 years as a sales professional within the insurance services, broking and legal sectors.

Outside of work, Shaun is a massive animal lover (dogs and horses) and collects classic motorcycles, with 14 so far.

“After meeting various members of staff it was obvious that the business was going places and I wanted to be part of that. I can safely say it has not disappointed in the slightest, the enthusiasm runs right from the top of the chain and is echoed through each link.”

Lee Raikes

Business Development Manager

Languages:

EN
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Lee Raikes

Business Development Manager

Languages:

Eng

Speciality areas

  • Client Services
  • Asbestos
  • Contractors Liability
  • Excess of Loss
  • Manufacturing
  • Motor Fleet
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Waste & Recycling

Lee Raikes is a business development manager at Consilium, with a specific responsibility for the south region.

He joined Consilium in January 2022, having previously been in the Lloyd’s and London market for 15 years holding various broking and underwriting roles.

Outside of work, Lee likes to coach and watch rugby, play golf, support Manchester City, and enjoy a few beers to the music of Oasis!

“I joined Aventum because it is a forward thinking company, and for the opportunity to shape the business and help achieve growth plans and targets.”