About us

Property Initiative Underwriting Agency is a trading name of URIS Group Limited, part of the Ardonagh group. Since joining the group in March 2017 we have grown substantially both in team size and business.

We are committed to providing a memorable and uncomplicated service to all our clients and this engrained in our staff and business processes We genuinely think you will see the difference when you engage with PIUA. We are fortunate to have built a team of individuals who have a proven track record in delivering quality insurance products and services across a wide spectrum of property risks. We have developed an in-house training regime and, as a company, encourage ongoing professional and personal development with a focus on 'making a difference'.

Meet the team

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    Wayne Tonge, Managing Director

    Wayne has a wealth of experience and an extensive track record in executing outstanding customer service in a number of retail and business to business environments. Working for organisations such as AXA, Towergate, Keelan Westall and Arthur J Gallagher. Most recently launched Property Insurance Initiatives Underwriting Agency where the business has just rebranded to PIUA – Property Initiatives Underwriting Agency part of the Ardonagh Group where they will be supporting Wayne with his growth ambitions. Wayne is committed to business growth through staff engagement and developing long-term relationships with UK brokers and suppliers. Outside of work Wayne spends as much time as he can with the family and supports West Bromwich Albion.

    Email: wayne.tonge@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228
    Mobile:074 8407 4717

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    James Astle, Director

    James has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. Starting with Norwich Union (Aviva) moving to Zurich, Ageas and joined Direct Group (URIS Group) in 2016. A wealth of knowledge and market insight in the Broker market, James is passionate on delivering service and solutions for the Broker market. Outside of work, James has found a love for hiking. A season ticket holder at Birmingham City goes alongside his UEFA licensed badge and he manages Kidderminster Harriers Ladies FC.

    Email: James.Astle@urisgroup.co.uk
    Landline:
    Mobile:075 4071 2435

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    Lisa Feaver, Underwriting Director

    Lisa has been in the insurance industry since 1988 and has specialised in Property Owners insurance for over 25 years. She has implemented and managed Property owners binders and has strong insurer relationships. Lisa is responsible for developing new relationships and overseeing the account management of existing clients as well as providing technical knowledge

    Email: lisa.feaver@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228
    Mobile:078 7060 4929

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    Caroline Fisher, Strategic Account Manager

    Caroline has worked in the Insurance industry for over 30 years. Having worked in Broking for nearly 15 years before moving on to developing relationships within the Insurer and MGA field. Caroline has worked for Broker Direct, MMA/Covea and Commercial Express and has extensive experience in Account management and business development. Caroline enjoys long walks in the countryside and great restaurants!

    Email: caroline.fisher@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:074 8336 7743

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    Sophie Floodgate, Account Handler

    After Sophie left University with her BA Honours, she was fast tracked throughout her Keelan Westall and subsequently Arthur J Gallagher career and became a Prestige Account Handler. Sophie looked after large accounts controlling £2million in gross written premium. After leaving Keelan Westall Sophie joined Property Insurance Initiatives in November 2014, latterly becoming PIUA - Property Initiatives Underwriting Agency. Sophie focuses on adding value to her Brokers and prides herself on her customer service. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys holidays, film and baking.

    Email: sophie.floodgate@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228

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    Ashley Miller, Account Handler

    Ashley started his Insurance career back in 2014 working in the Motor Insurance industry as a Sales Advisor for several years, he then left to pursue a career in property insurance, and joined Paragon in 2018 as a Sales Administrator. Ashley joined PIUA in April 2019 and is looking forward to building and developing his relationships with new and existing brokers, helping them to increase their profitability and expand their portfolios. Outside of work Ashley enjoys spending time with his Fiancée and socialising with friends, he also enjoys playing golf at the weekend and is a Chelsea FC Supporter.

    Email: Ashley.Miller@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 678 0228

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    Rory Dunford, Account Handler

    Rory joined Property Insurance Initiatives in October 2014, latterly becoming PIUA - Property Initiatives Underwriting Agency. Prior to this Rory worked at RBS Insurance (2003-2008). Rory then joined Keelan Westall where he was an Account Executive on the Prestige Team. Rory has an extensive underwriting knowledge and enjoys the challenge of placing all kinds of property risks for our broking clients. Outside of work he enjoys family life and supports Middlesborough Football Club despite having no ties to the north at all! He also has a menagerie of animals at home including frogs and a tortoise.

    Email: rory.dunford@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228

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    Jade Swain, Account Handler

    Jade joined Property Initiatives Underwriting Agency in October 2017. She has worked within the insurance industry since 2002 specialising in Property Insurance at Arthur J. Gallagher in 2014. Jade enjoys developing relationships with her clients and providing excellent Customer Service. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her little French Bulldog called Freddie, she also enjoys seeing bands, cooking and watching Netflix.

    Email: jade.swain@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228

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    Libby Roberts, Account Handler

    Libby started her career at Keelan Westall in 2005 as an admin assistant, moving quickly up to a Senior Account Executive. She left in 2014 to pursue a career in different classes of insurance, most recently working for a construction specialist Focus Insurance where she has developed extensive knowledge in this area of insurance. Libby joins us here at Property Initiatives Underwriting Agency May 2017. Libby enjoys building relationships with new and existing brokers and assisting them to grow a profitable account. Outside of work Libby enjoys holidays, spending time with family and playing netball.

    Email: libby.roberts@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228

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    Kieran Molloy, Underwriting Assistant

    After graduating university with a degree in Economics, Keiran took 10 months to travel through Australasia and South-East Asia. After returning to the UK, Keiran perused a career in property insurance, joining Property Initiatives Underwriting Agency in August 2017. He looks forward to learning from the wealth of experience surrounding him on a day to day basis. Outside of work Keiran enjoys playing hockey and socialising with friends

    Email: kieran.molloy@piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 6780 228

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    Tom Hopkins, Account Handler

    Tom Started his insurance career in 2014 for Turners Insurance in Botley specialising in Property Owners and commercial combined policies as an Insurance Broker. After 2 years Tom decided to continue his career with AIB Insurance as a Insurance Consultant for High Net Worth and nonstandard motor. He has been with PIUA since December 2018 and is keen to develop his skills and experience within the industry. In his spare time, Tom plays poker in between socialising with his friends and girlfriend.

    Email: thomas.hopkins @piuagency.co.uk
    Landline:0330 678 0228