Property Package

The UK and Ireland commercial property package insurance market is highly competitive. What makes Barbican Protect stand out from the crowd is that we give you direct, personal access to our experienced property underwriting team. We guarantee precisely designed coverage, built to your client’s specific needs.

With a comprehensive appetite for premises-based risks, our underwriting remit spans a wide spectrum of market sectors, ranging from warehouse and distribution providers, to the retail and leisure sector, through to professions and office-based businesses, with a turnover of between £1m and £250m.

Why work with us

We provide cover across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, capitalising on our network of regional hubs to conduct business ‘on-site’ whenever possible. Having an on-the-ground presence, ensures not only precisely built cover, but also secures the foundations for long-term, personal working relationships.

By opening the door directly to our property underwriting team, we aim to make the time from initial discussion to firm orders as short as possible. Combining our property market expertise, access to capacity and analytical capabilities means we can achieve a swift turn-around even for the more complex of risks.

Our product lines

Writing on a primary and excess of loss basis, we provide coverage for a range of commercial clients, who operate in the manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, retail and leisure, service and property owners’ sectors that are:

  • Premises based risks
  • Experienced and established in their field
  • Turning over between £1m and £250m
  • Professional companies who are committed to understanding and managing risks inherent within their business operations


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David Burridge

David Burridge

Underwriting Manager, Property Package
work +44 (0)20 7082 1877
work cell +44 (0)7872 506 601

David joined Barbican in November 2009 and is property and casualty underwriter for Barbican Protect.

Prior to joining Barbican, David was at Lloyd's broker Senator and worked with a broad portfolio of clients from the UK, USA and Australia.

David is ACII accredited and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Essex.

James John

James John

Development Underwriter, Property Package
work +44 (0)20 7082 1864
work cell +44 (0)7785 617455

James joined Barbican in January 2012 and is property and casualty underwriter for Barbican Protect.

Prior to joining Barbican, James spent over 9 years at Allianz, underwriting property and casualty business.

James is ACII qualified and holds a degree in Mathematics with Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Marcello Sinisgalli

Marcello Sinisgalli

Senior Development Underwriter
work +44 (0)1481 750407
work cell +44 (0)7839 199009

Marcello is senior development underwriter for Barbican Protect.

Marcello joined Barbican Channel Islands in August 2015. Marcello has over 12 years of international and UK market underwriting experience, spanning both direct insurance and reinsurance. Most recently, he was a property and casualty development underwriter for Assicurazioni Generali Spa based in London and Birmingham. Prior to this, he spent six years at AXA Assistance UK.

Martyn Bleakley

Martyn Bleakley

Underwriter, Property Package
work 0161 235 6553
work cell 07900 743 700
Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Underwriter, Property Package
work 0161 235 6554
work cell 07584 505 002
Alex Williams-Yeager

Alex Williams-Yeager

Development Underwriter
work +44 (0)1481 750402
work cell +44 (0)7839 107202

Alex is development underwriter for Barbican Protect.

Alex joined Barbican Channel Islands in December 2008. Previously Alex worked in the Guernsey financial services industry specialising in the brokering and insurance of yachts.  Alex also studied aerospace engineering for three years.

Radhika Patel

Radhika Patel

Assistant Development Underwriter, Property Package
work +44 (0)20 7082 1955

Radhika joined Barbican Protect in January 2016 as assistant underwriter.

Before joining Barbican, Radhika was an assistant underwriter, focusing on both property and casualty classes of business, at Allianz Commercial UK. Prior to this, she was a commercial underwriter at Axa Insurance – Commercial Lines.

Radhika is Cert CII qualified and holds a degree in Psychology.

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