Specialty Team

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Our Specialty team has a combined experience of over 90 years writing Personal Accident and travel business in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

The team service brokers and intermediairies and offer access to market leading products back by Lloyd’s Brussel’s A rated capacity.

If you would like more information, or to request a quote, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

Joe Balsom
Head of Specialty
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7846 594798

Joe is an experienced PA and Travel underwriter with over 20 years working in this market. He founded the Pulse Specialty division is August 2017 and continues to lead this growing team.

He has previously worked for Towergate, Oval and Pen Underwriting.

Ben Pailthorpe
Head of Entertainment and Special Risks
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7572 397849

Ben has nearly 15 years experience in Accident and Health, starting his career at Oval before working for Pen Underwriting and the Salvation Army General Insurance Corporation. He joined the Specialty division in January 2018.

He has particular experienced in Film, Television and Music Risks.





Richard Wigmore
Business Development Manager
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7801 692464

Wiggy has been working in the London market since 1976 and has specialised in Personal Accident and Travel underwriting for over 36 years.

He now handles business development and broker relationships for the team.