Oxford Insurance Brokers is extremely proud to be involved with a Nepalese not for profit, non-governmental organisation; The Chamely Foundation Nepal by supporting the foundations efforts in providing shelter for the poor and the assistance of rebuilding village schools outside of Kathmandu following the devastation caused by the earthquake in April 2015.
Kevin Godwin, Oxford’s Technical Director, travelled to Nepal, as a volunteer, to help rebuild Jagriti Primary School, which had been destroyed by the earthquake. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, killed near 9,000 people and destroyed many communities, still leaving countless people living under canvas or in temporary corrugated iron homes.
Oxford Insurance Brokers contributed towards the cost of materials for the construction of school in a small village outside of Kathmandu, which will ultimately provide four classrooms for young children who have not been able to attend school for the last 18 months. Kevin worked tirelessly for 10 days, alongside a Nepalese builder and two labourers on this particular project. This process was manually intensive and involved the preparing and laying of materials, and the digging of large trenches for a sufficient drainage system.
Kevin comments “Having previously travelled around Nepal, the country and its people have become very close to my heart and I and was actually 30 minutes from landing in Kathmandu when the earthquake happened. I spent a period of time in 2015 doing disaster relief work in Nepal where I met Madhav Timalsina, the Chairperson of the Chamely Foundation. The Chamely Foundation’s main focus was education for children in remoter areas of the country, since the earthquake their focus was extended to providing shelter for the poorer families whose houses were destroyed and the rebuilding of village schools. I have met many Nepalese people whose lives were drastically affected by the earthquake and their resilience to what was a very hard life in the first place with the added hardship of losing homes and loved ones is incredible. I would like to thank Oxford for the support they have given to me in allowing me to return to do more disaster relief work and their support for the Chamely Foundation”
If you would like to contribute to this cause yourself, please go to https://www.generosity.com/education-fundraising/rebuilding-schools-supplies-homes-for-helpless
Oxford Insurance Brokers are delighted to announce that Edward Halloran has joined the company as IT Director. Edward has over 15 years’ experience in this market and joined in 2015.
“After hearing that Oxford Insurance Brokers are heavily invested in using technology to modernise and streamline their business processes, I’m delighted to become a part of the team.
In 2014, the Boston Consulting Group created the most comprehensive report ever on the London Market, ‘London Matters – The competitive position of the London insurance market’. The report made it clear that the London Market’s position as the undisputed global centre of excellence for commercial insurance and reinsurance is under threat.
Some of the main questions posed from this report include, improving the ‘ease of doing business’ and decreasing expense ratios. Over the next 5 years, IT teams across the market will need to deliver systems that not only answer these questions, but future proof the infrastructure so we continue to be in a position of strength.
I’m confident that Oxford has the people and resources to be at the forefront of this change. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”
We are pleased to announce that we have recently engaged Chris Jenkin as a consultant to Oxford for the purposes of business development in the Asia region and with a particular focus on Accident & Health / Life reinsurances but also for other niche opportunities as they develop.
Chris has over 35 years business experience in both Asia and London having worked in various broking capacities with well known names operating in the region including the Swire Group, Miller Insurance Services and HSBC Re Asia. As well as being responsible for regional business production in the large triangle of countries that run from India across to Japan and down to Indonesia, he has also had responsibility for managing and recruiting teams and opening offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Chris brings to us a huge network of contacts and relationships with various insurers, reinsurers and brokers throughout the region and we look forward to working with him to develop Oxford's footprint into Asia.
Chris has commented to us that he is delighted to see a new dynamic broker entering the Asia arena. He is keen to assist in this development at such an exciting time of real economic regional growth which will see ever growing and substantial opportunities and demands for our insurance expertise.
In 2014, Oxford Insurance Brokers unveiled a new corporate identity. To complement this, Oxford are delighted to reveal our new website. Designed with our clients in mind, we have taken every opportunity to provide a website that is easy to navigate and provides the information you need.
We have introduced a “news” segment which will keep our clients up to date with news from Oxford.
This new online platform was created by digital agency Brandnation, who were also responsible for our new identity. If you have any questions regarding our new website, please email email@example.com.
Oxford Insurance Brokers are delighted to announce that John Laudrum and James Laudrum have joined the company to form our new Cargo Commodity Division. Both John and James joined us in our Bevis Marks office in early July.
"I offer a very unique service to my clients being “cradle to the grave” from the initial quotation, to placing the insurance cover, processing and attaining agreement to all amendments throughout the policy period and, of great importance, handling every claim from first advice to collecting the claims documents, obtaining agreement to settle and, finally, assisting recovery agents to obtain a recovery from the Shipping Lines.
I work very closely with my clients on their loss mitigation, I am very proud to say that we have been very successful year on year with loss ratios running at 30% / 40%. It is very satisfying to have Underwriters wishing to be offered a line on the commodity cover."
- James Laudrum, 2015
If you wish to get in touch with James, please go to the “Contact Us” page.