We are proud to have been awarded Corporate Chartered status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

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30 March 2016

Chartered status is a prestigious accreditation awarded to insurance brokers that have met a set of demanding qualification criteria and shown dedication to the pursuit of the highest industry standards.

Stuart Rootham, joint managing director, Howden UK Retail General Insurance commented “Following the recent acquisitions of Perkins Slade and Powell Bateson and merger with R K Harrison, Howden has the scale and regional footprint to become a leading UK powerhouse in insurance broking. Achieving Chartered status illustrates our commitment to providing clients with the highest standards and service across all of our teams, underpinned by a strong investment in the professional development of our staff.”

Graeme Sutton, Director of Corporate Development at the CII, said, “Howden is clearly committed to developing the insurance profession and we are delighted that they have achieved Chartered status. This announcement offers further evidence that insurance brokers are alive to the benefits of professionalism, both as a driver of competitive advantage and as an important means of building confidence and trust in the insurance sector.”

Our Chartered status will officially commence on the 1st April 2016 and applies to all our UK Retail teams, including our Professional Indemnity division and associated brands such as R K Harrison.

For press and media enquiries about our Corporate Chartered status please contact Matt Ward via email matt.ward@howdengroup.com or call +44 (0)78 0797 2886.


What working with a Chartered broker means for you

To date less than 6% of insurance brokers have achieved Chartered status so our clients and partners can be confident that they are dealing with professionals who are committed to providing the best possible advice, service and support.[1] 


The Chartered hallmark 

The CII is empowered by the Privy Council to award Chartered status and the award is only made in deserving cases. And while Chartered titles are steeped in history, they remain the benchmark of professional excellence and integrity.

Though Chartered titles are widely revered in the insurance industry, the CII launched a new initiative in 2015 to increase awareness beyond the remit of financial services. You may have seen the CII’s advertising campaign in all major cities and throughout the UK rail and London Underground network. This effort has made significant headway in raising the profile of the Chartered accreditation amongst business and consumer markets and helped position the logo as a recognisable symbol of excellence.


[1] Chartered Insurance Institute data, correct as of 23rd March 2016.