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  • Offering conventional and non-conventional cover built on ‘AA+’ rated capacity
  • Claims handling and risk control services ensure a full-spectrum client solution

Edison Motor is a London Market-based MGA providing full-service insurance coverage, claims management and risk control support across multiple specialist sectors of the UK commercial motor insurance sector.

Our high-performance insurance solutions are developed by some of the most experienced underwriter in the UK motor market.

Offering conventional and non-conventional cover built on ‘AA+’ rated capacity, our high-performance insurance solutions are developed by some of the most experienced underwriters in the UK motor market.

In addition to providing comprehensive, third-party fire and theft, or third-party only cover, our market-wide expertise extends our coverage scope well beyond standard risks to meet the complex challenges that many companies face in today’s motor marketplace.

We operate a robust pricing model for both conventional and non-conventional risks, and without the restraints of cumbersome legacy systems, which guarantees a speedy response from initial quotes through to certificate issuance. In addition, comprehensive claims handling and risk control capabilities ensure we provide full-spectrum client solutions.

Working across various distribution sectors, we deliver the underwriting flexibility and service capabilities to develop solutions built to the precise parameters of each risk, engaging directly with brokers and clients to guarantee each policy is fit for purpose.

Risk control support is central to Edison Motor’s full-service insurance coverage. Our risk control support capabilities span the UK commercial motor sector with specialised knowledge for emergency services, public sector and haulage fleets.

We apply research and evidence-based methods to achieve effective driver and vehicle risk control solutions. We ensure we have a clear understanding of our clients’ operating challenges both in terms of financial considerations and the practical aspects of implementing measures to enhance existing risk control activities.

Over 95% of road collisions are due to driver behaviour and human factors. Edison’s in house consultant applies a recognised approach that is proven to be considerably more successful in achieving sustained influence on safety performance and claims reduction than costly traditional interventions that are reliant upon driver psychomotor skills training and online hazard perception.

Our risk control and claims reduction support capabilities span multiple aspects of driver performance, with solutions created to align with the specific fleet operating profile of each client. Our services include:

  • Review of client risk control activities
  • Behaviour-based education support
  • Telematics data – driver feedback coaching
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Ongoing support and guidance

Our specialists are available to provide driver risk control advice and support to fleet operators of all classes in the UK, including Police and Fire services, public sector, truck and van. They are specifically qualified in driver safety behaviour and education as well as the practical aspects of designing and implementing bespoke safety improvement interventions.

Our collaborative approach ensures we work closely with the client, broker, underwriter and our claims service – Davies Motor, to deliver an intelligence-led risk control support service.

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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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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Andrea Lipscomb

Assistant Underwriter

Edison Motor

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Andrea Lipscomb

Assistant Underwriter

Edison Motor

Andrea has 32 years of experience in the insurance market having worked in the Company Market, Broker Industry and the MGA sector.  She has held varied roles covering Household, Private Car, Commercial and Fleet Insurance including Binder Underwriting/Management and Underwriting Governance.

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