One of the region’s leading figures in the large corporate risk insurance market has the joined the Hessle office of Henderson Insurance Brokers.
Steve Preston, who has been with the company since 1986 and has over 35 years of insurance business experience, specialises in large corporate risks, such as construction, manufacturing, distribution, warehousing and mining.
Mr Preston is now back working in East Yorkshire for the first time in 30 years, an absence that has included more than 10 years running the major risks unit of Henderson’s Leeds office.
“There is a great opportunity here to assist with the business and development of the Hessle office including construction, distribution and manufacturing, but also key Humber sectors such as the food industry and renewables,” he said.
His client base locally includes leading Humber construction, renewables, logistics and engineering businesses.
“Between us we have the capability to provide an almost endless list of corporate insurance requirements, such as fleet, liability, property insurance, construction and financial risks.”
Andy Wakefield, associate director, said: “Steve’s trackrecord and the sheer level of experience in the business will be invaluable to us, not just with our commercial business customers, but with our staff development.
“He really understands commercial broking very well and will be a massive asset in helping the team achieve our goals.”
Mr Preston started in insurance at 18 and has ‘never looked back’, joining Stonehouse Reed Shaw brokerage in Grimsby in 1978, then Birse Group, where he worked with Joe Henderson, subsequently helping to him to establish Henderson Insurance Brokers.
The Hessle office he joins opened in 2004 and is now placing more than £9m of premiums and employs 14 staff.