ReportStar rating
Commercial Lines Four stars
Extranet Three stars


Gross written premium: £756.4m


Markel has climbed two places in this year’s ranking, thanks to a 1.3% increase in GWP from £746.9m a year earlier. Some £409.1m of premium this year came from Markel’s non-Lloyd’s operations in the UK, with the remaining £347.3m coming from Markel Syndicate Management and Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s.


In June 2021, Markel confirmed that Simon Wilson will be succeeding William Stovin from 1 January 2022. Wilson’s current role is managing executive of global strategy.

Source: Insurance Times Top 50 Insurers 2021, in partnership with Insurance DataLab