Graham Puddephatt has returned to the moving business having become an Appointed Representative (AR) with Leeds-based insurance broker Gauntlet Risk Management Ltd specialising in the removals and storage sectors.
Graham will be well known to many in the moving industry having been a familiar face at almost every international conference during the past 18 years representing his former employer Reason Global Insurance.
Gauntlet is part of Willis Group Holdings plc and has over 20 years’ experience in the transport sector, particularly in passenger transport including the bus, coach and taxi businesses. Graham hopes to use his experience and contacts within the moving business to develop a sound client base and offer a personal service within a highly respected and financially secure organisation.
“As part of the Willis Commercial Network we have huge buying power which ensures that premiums are competitive and policy cover is generous,” said Graham. “As an Appointed Representative I am effectively running my own business with Gauntlet providing all the back office support such as compliance, professional indemnity, secure servers and so on, so I can just concentrate on looking after my customers’ best interests.”
Graham is especially keen to talk to movers who are looking to expand their businesses and is happy to offer them the benefit of his long experience in the industry. “I have a very hands-on approach, so as well as looking after their own insurance needs I want to help my clients sell insurance to their customers and find new compliant ways of generating revenue. If a company wants to get into international shipping, for example, I can introduce them to destination agents around the world and show them how to arrange insurance for their shipments, rather than give it to someone else. It’s all about adding value and forming a close business relationship with the client,” he said.
Gauntlet Risk Management Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Photo: (left to right) Edward Gent, Gauntlet Marketing Manager; Graham Puddephatt; Daniel Whitehead, Commercial Insurance Broker; and Ian McCarron, Gauntlet Director.