Lockton wins 'gherkin'
Lockton said its real estate and construction division had been appointed as insurance broker for London's iconic 'gherkin' building by its new owner.

First published on 2 May

Jelf buys Sunninghill
Jelf Group bought Aldershot-based general insurance broker Sunninghill Insurance Brokers. It is the group's tenth acquisition in the past 12 months. Jelf will take over Sunninghill's existing £2m insurance book, growing the group's total corporate client base to more than 17,500.

First published on 2 May

Evolution fleet product
Evolution Underwriting has launched a motor fleet product underwritten by Allianz Insurance. The product is aimed at Evolution's existing SME client base.

First published on 3 May

Lloyd's pilots policy check
Lloyd's is piloting new technology to make it easier for underwriters and brokers to ensure that insurance contracts are right first time. The technology, being assessed during a two-month pilot, automatically checks slips and reports back on any areas that are filled in incorrectly or missing.

First published on 3 May

Highway appointment
Motor insurer Highway is to expand its specialist vehicle and non-standard private car account with the appointment of Matt Taylor as specialist motor underwriter.

First published on 3 May

Clarification
Simon Burgess is managing director of British Insurance not Brit Insurance as reported last week ("Brit backs down in battle of British'', News, 3 May)