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Season’s Greetings

We’re coming to the end of another busy year, that has seen a few changes for us here at Somerville.  After owning Buzzards Hall since 1993, we sold the building to our next door neighbours, The Secret Garden, and it is now operating as a fine dining establishment.  While Buzzards Hall was in our custody, […]

Thank You and Goodbye…

This month has been a very busy one, as Somerville Group start to relocate parts of the business with the sale of Buzzards Hall, but it’s not all been work, work, work as we commemorated milestones of two of our colleagues. Tracey King, who has worked for almost all of the Somerville companies over the […]

More Fundraising! St. Nicholas Hospice

Some of our former colleagues from Plum Underwriting have been walking for charity… here is why, in the words of Finance Manager Carol Thraves, who was joined on the Girls Big Night Out sponsored walk for St Nicholas Hospice, by colleagues Tracy King and Paula Webber: St Nicholas Hospice looked after my beautiful Mum during the […]

Crohns & Colitis Fundraising Update

We are delighted to let you know that Somerville Chairman, Andrew Cross, successfully completed the Dart 10km Open Water Swimming challenge at the weekend. In doing so he managed to raise an impressive £5000 for his chosen charity Crohns & Colitis UK.  To quote Andrew: “Safely made it round. Fantastic event with great atmosphere. Sore […]

Fundraising for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

In a week’s time, Somerville Chairman, Andrew Cross, will be taking part in the ‘Dart 10K’ swimming challenge, to raise money for the charity  Crohn’s and Colitis UK.   This is a swim organised by the Outdoor Swimming Society and runs down the River Dart from Totnes to Dittisham –  a distance indeed of 10km or 6.25 miles […]

David Parry-Jones Retires

David Parry-Jones has retired from the Somerville Group after 14 years. David became something of a legend.  Originally a retail client, he became a sounding board and ultimately a colleague.  His corporate experience helped the Group mutate from an insurance broker to a business owner, and it was he who largely fronted up corporate transactions […]

Plum Underwriting Management Buy Out – Global Risk Partners

Plum plans expansion following  Global Risk Partners-backed MBO London, 17th December 2014:  Plum Underwriting, the specialist household insurance MGA, has completed a management buyout backed by Global Risk Partners, the London Market focused consolidator, to support its expansion plans. Plum’s executive team consisting of David Whitaker, Managing Director, Tobias Daley, Underwriting & Claims Director and Mahben Quddus, Head […]

Somerville Financial Services Aquisition of James Hallam Financial Services

A message from Philip Gough, MD of Somerville Financial Services Limited “We are pleased to announce that Somerville Financial Services Limited acquired the financial services business of James Hallam Limited on 8th August. The James Hallam Financial Services team have all joined the company. As part of the transaction a new partnership deal has been […]

Voyager Announces New Appointment

Voyager Insurance has announced the appointment of Carl Carter as a Director. His appointment will be effective from 1st October 2014. Carter will drive Voyager’s continuing growth, diversification and distribution strategy, building it’s profile, developing new products and distribution channels as well as operational aspects. He will work closely with the Voyager board, Jonathan Buttery […]

St Nicholas Hospice ‘Girls Night Out’

Here at Somerville we are very proud of Carol, Tracey and Paula from the Plum accounts department who, along with some willing and able relatives, took part in the St Nicholas Hospice ‘Girls Night Out’ fundraiser, walking 11 miles through the night, in their pyjamas, in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.  They are still counting […]