We are an accredited Lloyd’s Broker. We are authorised and regulated by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA Number is 308327.
We are located in the insurance district of the City of London, in close proximity to the Lloyd’s Building.
We can trace our history as a London Market insurance broker back 100 years to the initial registration of our predecessor company in 1918. Over the years the company changed name and ownership, with various historic Lloyd’s Brokers such as Edgar Hamilton and Byas Mosley becoming part of the business. Subsequently, the company joined the Towergate group of companies and operated as Towergate London Markets.
In 2016, we rebranded as Bishopsgate to underline our status within Towergate as a stand-alone, separately regulated Lloyd’s Broker, and relaunched the business as an independent Lloyd’s Broker with new senior management.
With the creation in 2017 of Ardonagh, which includes Towergate, and its subsequent restructuring into business segments, in 2018 we became part of its Specialty segment.
This segment comprises Ardonagh’s wholesale broking businesses and provides certain internal functions to us, such as Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources and I.T. This allows us to benefit from the economies of scale and in-depth resources available through membership of a large and well-resourced group.
We are small enough to be agile and responsive, and large enough to have a strong presence in the market.