“Operating within the London and Regional Markets our senior team possess unrivalled levels of technical knowledge and vast personal contact networks built through years of high performance and delivery.”

Harrison Holgate are specialist recruiters for the insurance and reinsurance markets.

As true market specialists we work in partnership with our candidates and clients, delivering unrivalled market knowledge and insight. Driven by our passion to become the partner of choice we offer tailored advice and guidance, recognising the individual needs of our candidates and clients and providing an open, honest and transparent service.

At Harrison Holgate our passion has built the business from its early foundation through our comprehensive and in depth knowledge of the market. Success stems from our belief in long term relationships won and maintained through understanding, commitment, transparency and delivery.

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Underwriting, Broking, Claims & Reinsurance

Our Underwriting, Broking, Claims & Reinsurance unit has a proven long term track record working with candidates and clients from London, Lloyd’s and the regions from junior to senior level.

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Finance &
Accountancy

Working with clients across the London and Lloyd’s market as well as across the UK regions, our Finance & Accountancy unit also works with service providers…

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Risk, Operations, Analytics
& Compliance

Our Operations, Analytics, Risk and Compliance unit works with clients across the London and Lloyd’s markets as well as in the regions.

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Candidates. A Personalised Service.

In an increasingly changing market, making the right choices can often be confusing and unclear.

As long term partners we recognise our success can only be assured through ethically guiding you through the decision making process.

Our career and market insight and understanding can be invaluable in helping to evaluate your next steps.

Looking For A Job?

We understand how stressful moving jobs can be and our highly experienced consultants are on hand to provide support and guidance. From helping you identify the right opportunities, to guiding you through the interview and resignation process.

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Vacancies

We’re constantly updating our page with the latest new jobs and opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a new permanent, temporary or contract role or you are just considering your options at the moment please make contact with one of the team.

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Refer A Friend

If you have been happy with the service you have received from us and would like to recommend a friend, or perhaps have seen a role that we have advertised and would like to pass on their details (with their consent) please use this form to let us know about them.

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Application Form

To help us suggest the right opportunities, and to learn more about you, we will need to meet. As part of our registration process as a candidate, we will need you to complete an application form to provide us with some personal details, and then we’ll be in touch.

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CV Builder

If you do not currently have a CV, or do not know where to start, this handy CV Builder will help with constructing a CV in MS Word format – perfectly formatted for employers. Simply click the link below, and login/register, and you can create your CV in minutes…

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Career Guide

We know job searching is an uncomfortable and sometimes daunting process, wo we have provided some articles to help guide you through the process. If you would like advice on any career related matter please do not hesitate to ask one of the Harrison Holgate team.

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Clients. Understanding your needs.

With quality talent becoming increasingly scarce, candidate attraction and engagement is more important than ever before. With the Internet and Social Media age there is little difficulty in identifying volume in the market but finding the candidate with the right blend of skills and attitude, or cultural fit, can be a time consuming and frustrating process.At Harrison Holgate we recognise the challenges the hiring process can bring.

There is significant cost to your business in hiring the wrong person – not limited to lost management time, productivity and revenue. That’s why our senior team want to get to know your business – to understand your needs. Our goal is to work as true partners with your business, in tandem with your needs and providing a truly personalised service. Through our diverse range of candidate attraction and generation techniques we can identify, seek out and select the right individuals for the right roles.

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Contingency
Service

In today’s market candidates have more choice than ever before. Initially the challenge lies in identifying the upper-quartile segment of a candidate pool, however more importantly engaging with and understanding the needs of the individual are key. It is only through getting to know our candidates and matching two parties’ goals and objectives that long term matches can be found.

For each assignment we will utilise all the tools at our disposal. From engaging with our vast and carefully constructed database of talent to running advertising and using social media and various internet mediums we follow a consistent, structured process to maximise success rates in identification of and engagement with your talent pool.

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Executive
Search
Executive Interim
& Contractors

Interim, Temporary and Contract work has become a credible, flexible career choice for many highly skilled and talented individuals - acting as an integral, valuable part of your workforce. Through our extensive time and experience working in our specialist markets we have built unrivalled contact networks and an understanding of the top talent within our field. We can help provide cover from short to long term assignment and from administration through to executive level.

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Compensation
& Benefits

We recognise the challenge presented to clients in the ever changing world of salary and benefits packages. Working across all areas of the (re)insurance markets means we are well placed to offer information from informal salary benchmarking to full salary/compensation guides and surveys. These can be general or line of business specific, and can include information on pensions contributions, structuring of deferred compensation/stock schemes and the wide range of bonus structures and percentages.

We encourage Clients to specify the requisite information at the point of instruction and can then produce a bespoke report within a pre-agreed time frame.

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Managed Services &
Advanced Solutions

With a track record of managing large recruitment projects we are on hand to offer our services should you need assistance with a recruitment campaign. This is a bespoke service and will vary greatly from project to project, however we can use our expertise to help plan and implement the campaign.

We provide assistance with branded advertising campaigns both online and conventionally, with screening, selecting and negotiating rates and terms with recruitment suppliers and managing the subsequent submission of candidates and additionally in helping to attract candidates directly.

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Meet the team

Matthew Waters

Matthew Waters

Matthew Waters

020 3794 4394

Matthew Waters has a successful track record placing senior insurance executives in both the London and UK regional markets, with a particular focus on underwriting and underwriting management roles.

Neal Pavitt

Neal Pavitt

Neal Pavitt

020 3794 4392

With an extensive 17 year track record recruiting Finance & Accounting professionals within the Insurance and Reinsurance sector, Neal joined Harrison Holgate from a boutique insurance specialist to establish the Finance & Accounting Division.

Lee Blackman

Lee Blackman

Lee Blackman

020 3794 4390

Lee Blackman has 14 years experience in Insurance Recruitment and as a specialist has been highly successfully recruiting within the Lloyd’s and London Market Insurance arena.

Claire-Marie Boyne

Claire-Marie Boyne

Claire-Marie Boyne

0203 794 4387

Clem is a highly experienced insurance recruiter, with more than 15 years experience and a proven track record, delivering across a diverse range of business areas including: underwriting, operations and analytics.

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges

020 3794 4389

With an extensive track record delivering successfully from Claims Director to Claims Assistant level, Paul possesses a first rate knowledge of the claims and reinsurance market and has an extensive personal contact network.

Robyn Marshall

Robyn Marshall

Robyn Marshall

020 3794 4384

Robyn is an experienced Insurance Recruiter across Broking and Underwriting with more than four years’ in the market, Robyn specialises in all classes of the Lloyd’s and General Insurance markets.

Clare Dye

Clare Dye

Clare Dye

020 3794 4391

Clare has over 14 years’ experience recruiting in the City general insurance market and brings a solid track record in recruiting for roles in the underwriting, broking and secretarial sectors, targeting the industry’s experienced and up-and-coming talent.

Marie Heddle

Marie Heddle

Marie Heddle

020 3794 4393

Following a successful career in HR within the London Insurance market Marie joined Harrison Holgate in 2012 as Office Manager.  Marie is responsible for the daily running of the business’s operations with duties including HR, Operations and Finance.

Amber Jeffs

Amber Jeffs

Amber Jeffs

020 3794 4386

Amber supports the underwriting services team in all aspects of their daily operation, assisting both with candidate and client management plus the collation, analysis and delivery of candidate research data.

Corporate Social Responsibility.

We take responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing. Part of this involves encouraging team members to give back to charitable projects.

Sponsoring Lord Dannatt’s Challenge 2018

Lord Dannatt's Challenge 2018This year, Harrison Holgate will sponsor three cadets to take part in Lord Dannatt’s challenge. As part of rememberance activities to mark 100 years since the first World War, 48 injured soldiers and 96 cadets will take part in a voyage of rememberance, adventure and challenge.

The team will work together to sail around Great Britain on board a specially adapted tall ship, changing crew every 10 days in each capital city (London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff), In each change over port there will be a celebration of remembrance, inclusivity and diversity. For more information visit the Jubilee Sailing Trust website here.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are strong believers in Equal Opportunities and keen supporters of Diversity & Inclusion initiatives across the insurance sector.

We are members of several bodies designed to promote D&I and are acutely aware of the need to promote inclusive hiring policies and to help our clients in attracting and developing talent from diverse backgrounds.

Please click here to view a copy of the Harrison Holgate Policy