About Us


TUE is a specialist Broker, based in the heart of the City of London, who provide access to Lloyd’s and the London Market for Irish-based risks. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding service due to the longstanding relationships we hold with leading Lloyd’s and London Market Underwriters, as well as our many years of experience specialising in the Irish Market.

We are committed to working as a trusted partner to our Broker Partners, providing them with competitive terms and unique solutions to enable them to continue to win and retain clients. Our people are highly knowledgeable about both the Irish Market and broking into Lloyd’s and the London Market and our Broker Partners benefit from the specialist expertise and advice we provide.

We have facilities to accept a wide range of business including small, individual, annual placements, one-off contracts and large, more sophisticated, or self-insured programmes.

Please get in touch today to find out more about what we do.

TUE was created in 2007 specialising in the placement of Irish-based risks into Lloyd’s and the London Market. In 2018 TUE was bought by Specialist Risk Investment Limited (now Specialist Risk Group). TUE have continued to service the Irish Market, using their well-established Underwriter relationships to create competitive insurance solutions for their Broker Partners.

TUE have been part of Specialist Risk Group (SRG) since 2018. SRG, the fast- growing integrated group of insurance intermediaries, arrange specialist insurance for corporates operating in the UK and internationally. As part of SRG, TUE benefit from enhanced buying power within the Insurance Market. SRG current employ c.350 employees, 80 of whom work specifically for TUE.

TUE have an exciting future as part of Specialist Risk Group. Each year we are moving up the ranks of the Insurance Times Top 50 Brokers list and are looking forward to this continuing for many years to come.

We are governed by our mantra, ‘Difficult. Done Well.’ and are wholeheartedly committed to providing the highest service standards to our Broker Partners, so you can continue to focus on winning and retaining clients.

Our parent company, Specialist Risk Group, is a fast-paced and ambitious Insurance Broker, based in the City of London. SRG has four business units and provides a tailored service to the unique markets and clients of each business unit.

As well as TUE, the other business units within the Group include: Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions – Speciality Clients, Miles Smith, UK Specialty Broking and Specialist Risk Underwriting Solutions – Speciality Underwriting.

As part of a larger group, TUE benefit from the increased buying power we command within the Insurance Market. This allows us to negotiate competitive insurance solutions for our partners.

At Specialist Risk Group we are governed by our mantra ‘Difficult. Done Well.’. We specialist in crafting solutions for specialist insurance needs, which other companies actively avoid. We solve problems for brokers that they would otherwise struggle to find solutions for.

Taking a people first approach, we empower our staff, enabling them to respond quickly to any incoming queries. Our people are offered valuable learning and development opportunities and we are passionate about creating an environment where our people enjoy coming to work. As a result, we believe this means our people will always provide an outstanding service to our Broker Partners.


CEO and Group CEO of Specialist Risk Group

Warren Downey is an experienced insurance CEO having led businesses in the UK, Scandanavia and Asia. His passions are strategy, execution and developing high performing teams. Warren joined SRG in August 2019.

Internal Specialty Broking Director

Andy Johns, 35, has worked for TUE since its inception in 2007. His passion is providing innovative solutions to complex risks in niche sectors and developing strong relationships with clients by providing a first class service.

Divisional Director

Gavin Janes joined TUE in 2011 from Cobra London Markets. He is passionate about excellent service, building relationships and finding the best possible solutions for TUE clients.



In February 2018, Pollen Street Capital, a private equity fund manager, acquired the majority shareholding in the formerly known, Miles Smith Insurance Group which is now part of Specialist Risk Group.

Pollen Street Capital is a global, independent asset investment management company. They focus on the financial and business services sectors and are highly experienced in speciality finance. Pollen Street Capital was established in 2013 and has over £2.8 billion assets under management across private equity and credit strategies.

View Pollen Street Capital’s portfolio

In financial and business services, tech innovation and evolving consumer behaviour are forming prospects to build specialist businesses that provide well-defined target markets. Pollen Street uses its insight to help its partner companies benefit from these opportunities and create high growth, sustainable businesses that produce a compelling proposition to their customers within carefully selected markets.

We continuously benefit from support provided by Pollen Street by reaching our growth targets and producing an exceptional service to our clients.


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