Public Sector

Public sector entities are reliant upon a huge range of different motor vehicles to carry out multiple critical tasks. From ‘blue light services’ to refuse collection and school transport, Local Authority and Emergency Services bodies throughout the UK represent some of the largest and most diverse fleets on our roads.

Our coverage, backed by market-leading AA+ capacity, encompasses all vehicle types.

At Edison Motor we have an appetite to work with all aspects of the Public Sector market, from Town and Parish Councils to County and District Councils, Metropolitan districts, London boroughs and Unitary authorities and Emergency Services; with a particular focus on:

  • Large Non-Conventional Exposures
  • Police Forces
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Ambulance fleets

Edison Motor Lines of Business

The Edison Motor Team

Doug Ockwell

Managing Director

Edison Motor

Biography

Doug Ockwell

Managing Director

Edison Motor

Doug has 25 years industry experience in motor and non-motor classes, spanning both motor underwriting (8 years) and broking and account servicing for large corporate clients, (17 years). He has specialised in the placement and underwriting of nonconventional motor business for 20 years and has extensive expertise in underwriting public-sector business.

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Ian Hastie

Operations Manager

Edison Motor

Biography

Ian Hastie

Operations Manager

Edison Motor

Ian has worked in the commercial motor insurance sector for 10 years, providing operational support to stakeholders in both the private and public sectors. His knowledge and understanding of the essential systems and requirements needed to service motor accounts took him overseas for four months, to implement processes and provide full training, from introduction to go live, as part of a multi-million-pound project to relocate services. His experience covers conventional and non-conventional risks.

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James Boshell

Underwriting Assistant

Underwriting Administration

Biography

James Boshell

Underwriting Assistant

Underwriting Administration

James joins Volante after 7 years in Investment Banking and Financial Services Administration. Whilst he is new to the Insurance Sector, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from Investment Operations, where he serviced client Investments and Pensions. Looking for a new challenge, he chose a career within the motor insurance sector, as an Underwriters Assistant.

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Steve Dickie

Managing Director

Edison Motor

Biography

Steve Dickie

Managing Director

Edison Motor

Steve has worked in the motor insurance sector for 40 years across both the underwriting (30 years) and broking arenas. Most recently, he worked on large corporate and complex risk accounts. Previously, Steve was head of motor fleet for a motor book in the Lloyd’s and Composite market. He also spent 10 years as an associate director at one of the London market’s leading wholesale brokers. He has extensive expertise in underwriting public-sector business.

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Stuart Gemmell

Risk Control Lead

Edison Motor

Biography

Stuart Gemmell

Risk Control Lead

Edison Motor

Stuart is a risk engineer at Edison Motor. He is one of the most experienced risk specialists in the UK motor market, having worked in law enforcement and commercial fleet risk management and fleet driver education for over 35 years.

Stuart specialises in designing and delivering human factors and behaviour-focussed solutions that influence driver performance. He led the fleet risk management support response to Glasgow City Council following the major refuse truck incident in December 2014 and continued to work with them for a number of years after. He has also provided direct support and consultancy into several UK Police services.

He is qualified to Masters’ degree level in driving behaviour and education, is a Graduate member of IOSH and holds a level 6 Diploma in occupational safety and health from NEBOSH. In addition, he holds a number of vocational qualifications, RoSPA advanced driving examiner and DVSA Licensed trainer. He is also a visiting Consultant to Cranfield University, Driving Research Group.

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Tina Bishop

Underwriter

Edison Motor

Biography

Tina Bishop

Underwriter

Edison Motor

Tina has over twenty-five years Insurance experience specialising in the Commercial Motor market, during which she has worked at various Lloyds motor syndicates as well as large corporate. Tina comes to Volante with a track record of having previously built renewal books within the MGA sector.

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