London-based Lloyd’s specialist underwriter Marketform announced that it has “secured the consultancy services of experienced marine practitioner Howard Franks who will work with cargo underwriter Nicholas Edwards to develop the cargo line’s growth opportunities.
He has 39 years of Lloyd’s experience, 27 as a lead cargo underwriter and brings a wealth of cargo insurance expertise to the team.
Simon Lotter, Chief Underwriting Officer, Marketform Managing Agency Limited, commented:
“There are exciting opportunities that we are looking to maximize,” adding that Franks would assist “the team with their forward strategy, and that he “brings with him an extensive understanding of the Lloyd’s cargo market and will be working with the team on a consultancy basis.”
Marketform also announced that Nicholas Edwards, “who joined Marketform’s Marine division in 2008, will focus on developing the existing cargo portfolio and enhancing the current products and services on offer.”
Stephen Barr, Marine Director, Marketform Managing Agency Limited, described Edwards as a “well regarded underwriter and will benefit greatly from Howard’s specialist cargo knowledge as he looks to expand the account and further develop the service we provide for our brokers.”