The Roots of Q Underwriting - Putting the Q in Quality


Authored by Q  underwriting

We know the relationships we have with our partner insurers are imperative in guaranteeing the success of our business. Each year, we write more than £100 million of premium under delegated writing authority from several of the most well-known A rated insurers, and we have been doing so for more than 20 years.

Here at Q Underwriting, we are a robust and reliable high-quality partner for both insurers and brokers alike. We hold multi-year deals with our capacity providers because we deliver excellent long-term results time after time.

In 2019 we formed our Managing General Underwriter team, reflecting our dedication and loyalty to our insurer partners. The unit was created to develop and improve binder management and delegated authority capacity with a data-driven approach to underwriting and portfolio management.

We are always looking to build meaningful, long-term relationships with the best insurers in the business, and have a proven track-record when it comes to maintaining those all-important alliances.

  • £100m+ premium underwritten
  • A rated delegated authority
  • 20+ years

A Flourishing Success

We are Q Underwriting – a specialist MGA delivering niche commercial lines products across Casualty & Construction, Property & Package and Motor. We have more than 30 products which includes construction, tradesmen and liability; charities, faith and recruitment; public and private hire, fleet and motor trade; and non-standard property. All of these have been developed in-house, underwritten by our experienced team and are available to our brokers through one common TOBA.

Strength in Numbers

Over the last two and half year’s Q Underwriting has gone from strength to strength. We are committed to our broker partners, and we are always looking for ways to make working with us as smooth as possible. We have big plans for the second half of this year, so keep your eyes peeled…


About Q Underwriting

Specialist MGA providing quality products for niche commercial markets

Q Underwriting is a specialist underwriter, providing over 25 niche commercial lines products – all backed by A rated insurers. Our specialisms include construction, tradesmen and liability; charities, faith and recruitment; public and private hire, fleet and motor trade; and non-standard property. All our products are underwritten in-house by our experienced team.

Q Underwriting is a robust and reliable partner for brokers and insurers; we’re backed by The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. We write £95m of premium under delegated underwriting authority from several A rated insurers and our team of over 135 people support a nationwide network of brokers.

We are focused on providing excellent service and supporting brokers’ growth. In trading terms, we offer the best of both worlds: brokers have direct access to our experienced underwriters as well as a quick and easy to use broker portal – Qtrade – which houses all the products available from Q Underwriting in one place.

aQmen Underwriting, Cobra Underwriting Agencies, Online Risk Solutions, Q Property, TFP Schemes, Thistle Underwriting are part of Q Underwriting.


Latest video

Q Underwriting: Construction Insurance and Covid-19 with Daniel Storr

In the second instalment of In the Spotlight, Daniel Storr (construction expert at Thistle Underwriting) hopped on a video call with the Q marketing team to discuss the... click here for more