Taking our knowledge and experience and doing things differently

Our focus is on business in Northern Ireland and we believe strongly that with the experience our team has acquired in the global insurance broking environment combined with our local business knowledge we have a unique blend of qualities to offer clients.

ABL has a high degree of local autonomy and we base our decision making on what is the right way for us to look after clients here. We do not have to conform to a global business model which is not necessarily developed with the scale and feel of business in N.I. in mind – this means that we have complete freedom to offer the service model and insurance programme which best suits our client.

In practice, this means offering a carefully balanced combination of risk management and insurance solutions – all designed around the specific needs and budget of each individual client.
It’s a process that starts with our highly skilled team gaining insight, building relationships and developing a true understanding of our clients and their very different business sectors. Combine that with our strong local control, and every organisation that comes to ABL can be sure we’re working for their best interests.

Investors in People

investorsinpeopleABL is committed to building the highest quality insurance broking and risk advising organisation in Northern Ireland. We know that the only way this can be done is by having the best team.

This is why we wanted to achieve Investors in People status which we did in November 2013. Any company who has gone through this rigorous accreditation will know that this is not a one off test – it is about setting the highest standards and being able to demonstrate that you have the systems in place to ensure that these are maintained.

Being part of Investors in People very much reflects the ethos of ABL and demonstrates our commitment to the group of people who make ABL what it is and who will enable the company to achieve its aspirations.

Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

We believe in being transparent in all we do. It shows our clients that we’ll never stop working in their best interests.

Abbey Bond Lovis is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), an independent body given statutory powers by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

Our half-yearly returns to the FCA demonstrate that we abide by a set of principles that includes maintaining client trust, operating with due diligence, avoiding conflicts of interest and exercising financial prudence.

We put these principles into action right across our company. From investing in an expert team, to employing a recognised audit system for monitoring fair treatment and accurate dealings.

Our FCA personal identification number is 308938.

To find out more, visit fca.org.uk

AbbeyBondLovis is part of Global Risk Partners Limited (GRP), a rapidly growing Top 20 broking intermediary and underwriting group. GRP comprises retail and Lloyd’s brokerages and specialist managing general agents trading in the UK retail and global, specialty insurance markets. It was established in 2013 by Peter Cullum, Chairman, David Margrett, Chief Executive, and Stephen Ross, Chief Operating Officer, and is backed by private equity firm Penta Capital LLP.

Global Risk Partners acquires businesses, teams and portfolios that have niche, non-commoditised, specialty propositions and strong profitability.

Management Team

Maurice Boyd

Maurice has over 25 years Insurance Broking experience. He has been responsible for developing a variety of conventional and non- conventional insurance programmes for some of NI’s largest businesses during this period. His period of leadership at ABL has seen the company enjoy sustained growth and strong client retention

Stephen Carlisle

Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is responsible for the Corporate, Claims and Motor Trade divisions of the ABL business

Gary Crabbe

Gary brings over 25 years experience in Corporate Insurance, having worked with some of Northern Ireland's largest Public & Private Sector Clients for a Global Insurance Broker

Ken Alderdice

Ken has a wealth of experience having spent 40 years in the Belfast insurance market – on both sides of the fence – broking and underwriting

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