NMU BIBA 2023 Reflections


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Once again, we were pleased to see the insurance industry in full swing at the BIBA Conference and Exhibition in Manchester this year, where we enjoyed the opportunity to see our regional broker partners and make plenty of new connections throughout the two-day event.

With a reported 9,000 attendees at this year’s event, it was the largest BIBA Conference to date and we’re already looking forward to what 2024 has to offer. Throughout the exhibition, our team welcomed hundreds of brokers onto our stand to discuss our range of specialty insurance solutions, and we counted over 1,000 smoothies being served over the course of the two days. The theme for 2023 was ‘Rising to the Challenge’ and we’ve certainly been doing that at NMU and GrovesJohnWestrup Private Clients.

Sharing our experience with GrovesJohnWestrup Private Clients

We were thrilled to once again share the experience with our colleagues at GrovesJohnWestrup Private Clients, specialists in high-net-worth insurance products and services, who recently ranked 1st place for service in Highpoint’s High-Net-Worth Home Report 2022/23.

The private clients offering gives brokers access to further products from the group, backed by Munich Re and strengthened with a service driven experience.

What’s next for NMU and GrovesJohnWestrup?

David Perfect, Commercial Director of Munich Re Specialty Insurance (UK) Limited, sees a bright future for both brands.

“We’re standing out to brokers as a provider they rely on. The success of GrovesJohnWestrup in Highpoint's High-Net-Worth Home Report 2022/23 report is clear evidence of the progress we are making. And NMU remains an important partner for brokers, as recognised by Insurance Age’s 2022 Broker Satisfaction Survey for Commercial Lines."

Strong collaboration between our brands allows us to share our experience and learnings, in order to build expert offerings for insurance brokers and their clients. Supported by an award-winning underwriting team, we will ensure brokers continue to receive the best service from a dedicated relationship management team who have the knowledge to link them to the expert products our customers need."

We’re deeply committed to support brokers in our key UK regions. To facilitate face-to-face meetings and collaborative problem solving, we have recently opened a brand new office in central Manchester. If you’d like to meet your NMU or GrovesJohnWestrup Private Clients underwriting contact in person, please do arrange a visit.

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About NMU

NMU is an award-winning provider of specialty insurance solutions

We are the first choice for brokers looking for specialty insurance, offering solutions that are not simply off-the-shelf, but built upon a real understanding of the risks faced by policyholders. This, together with our ability to write risks such as storage, installation, construction and exhibitions outside of the UK and offer terrorism cover on overseas property, sets us apart from the competition.

You can count on us, when you need us most! We are NMU

Our team of professionals based across the UK, provides customers with an in-depth product knowledge and a real personal service.

We provide bespoke insurance products that are not simply off-the-shelf solutions, but built upon a real understanding of the risks faced by policyholders as well as offering added value services to benefit our clients.

Our product and services range comprises:

Cargo InsuranceMarine cargo policies cover goods during import and export, including any incidental storage, as well as domestic distribution. Stock throughput polices can cater for all this plus other, intentional storage…read more

Freight Liability InsuranceCovering the liabilities to which hauliers, freight forwarders and warehouse keepers are exposed when they contract to move or store goods owned by others…read more

Engineering InsuranceCovering contractors’ all risks (CAR), erection all risks (EAR) and contractors’ plant; machinery movement (and installation), breakdown and business interruption; deterioration of stock; and electronic risks…read more

Marine Equipment InsuranceCovering remotely-operated and autonomous underwater equipment – ROVs, AUVs and the like…read more

Terrorism and Sabotage InsuranceStandalone terrorism cover can be a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional placement routes…read more

Motorsport InsuranceDesigned for commercial risks, our motorsport policy offers 24/7 cover for teams at all levels across all disciplines…read more

Cyber InsuranceProviding SMEs with a simple, robust solution for cyber liabilities, cybercrime and restorative support…read more

Risk ControlWhilst we pride ourselves on our claims service, there is far more benefit to policyholders in preventing loss and damage in the first place…read more

Online FacilitiesTo complement our award-winning service, we use online facilities to assist NMU policyholders and brokers alike…read more

Claims ManagementWe pride ourselves on prompt and efficient claims management, which is supported by the use of independent surveyors and adjusters to quantify larger losses and to give advice on mitigation measures…read more

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