Following a strategic review of its UK retail business, Miller Insurance Services is to focus upon providing a range of specialist services to large and complex risk managed corporate entities based in the UK and Europe.

As a result, various activities will be implemented. Global Risks accounts will transfer to London. Some major corporate accounts currently handled by Miller Insurance Services (UK) Limited will be integrated into Miller Insurance Services Limited with effect from early in the New Year.

Giles Insurance Brokers, a leading UK insurance broker, has agreed to purchase (subject to contract) the remaining retail business of Miller Insurance Services (UK).

Jon Warwick has joined from Aon as director – corporate risks UK and Europe, to support Miller’s UK and Europe corporate risks business development drive. Warwick will work closely with Miller’s specialist product and service areas to target large and complex risk managed businesses based the UK and Europe.

Warwick will be responsible for the provision of centralised relationship management and ensuring a quality and consistent service is delivered to our corporate clients based in the UK and Europe.

As part of this strategic review, the motor fleet business and team will be transferred to another Lloyd’s broker. This transfer is planned to take place early in the New Year.

Graham Clarke, chief executive of Miller, says: “The key aspect behind these developments is to provide an ongoing and exceptional service to our clients. By moving the servicing of our larger corporate risk accounts to London, these clients will benefit from a wider range of specialist services and our ability to access the world’s major insurance markets, along with a better co-ordinated service – which I hope will make us even easier to do business with.

“By selling Miller UK’s remaining book of business to Giles, we are confident that these clients will benefit from being serviced by a growing, like-minded, customer-focused UK broker, which shares similar values to ours.”

Chris Giles, chief executive of Giles Insurance Brokers, adds: “Giles Insurance Brokers has a track record of buying regional businesses and growing them and we see the purchase of the business in Beckenham very much following this trend.

“We already have a successful trading only operation in Croydon and we see the remaining Miller UK team in Beckenham becoming an integral part of our business in the south, both from a trading and operational perspective.

“The Miller UK business is a superb fit with our existing business and it is our intention to extend the reach of the Beckenham office throughout Surrey and into Kent.

“Miller UK and Giles Insurance Brokers share a similar culture and vision and we are confident that the Beckenham team’s specialisms and expertise will play a significant role in the success of our southern regional business going forward.”