Beach & Associates (“Beach” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that James Wells has joined its wholesale division to develop Beach’s new transportation portfolio. He is based in Beach’s London office, reporting to John Sutton, CEO of wholesale.
Wells was previously a producing broker for Chesterfield Insurance Brokers. His primary focus was on its North American division where he was involved with binding authorities, facilities and online platforms, principally in the transportation related market. He also worked in several other classes of business including casualty, property, marine cargo, fine art, warehousemans’ legal liability and logging/ contractors’ equipment.
John Sutton, CEO of wholesale at Beach, said: “We are always on the lookout for highly talented individuals with a range of skills and an entrepreneurial outlook. James has great experience in the transportation market, as well as in facilities and binding authorities; this will help us build a market leading transportation offering and will support our plans to increase the synergies within our Acrisure Partner network.”
James Wells said: “This is an exciting opportunity to establish a portfolio from scratch, within a dynamic company that has a significant and growing distribution network. Starting at Beach amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which is bringing colossal challenges to the truly disrupted global insurance market, we are ready to adapt, learn and come out stronger because of it for the benefit of our clients and markets. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to develop an enhanced transportation offering for our clients and I am excited to hit the ground running and build Beach’s reputation in this sector.”