About us

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited provides specialised property and liability insurance programmes to a wide range of industrial and commercial companies and financial institutions.

The UK Regional Division of Arch Insurance (UK) Limited focuses on commercial property, casualty, motor, professional liability, cyber, personal accident and travel business through its extended office network across the UK; as well as providing a range of risk management and associated professional services.

Arch Syndicate 2012 is managed by Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Limited, a Lloyd’s managing agent. Our stamp capacity is £200 million for the 2019 year of account.

Arch is a customer focused organisation with a culture that encourages a team of experienced and empowered underwriters to develop innovative insurance solutions for clients irrespective of size or industry.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., Arch Insurance (UK) Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the UK.

Hugh Sturgess

CEO, Arch Insurance International

“Arch DNA will always include outstanding service, meaningful underwriting flexibility, and the ability to listen to customers and fix problems – all while expecting a fair financial return.”

Steve Bashford

Chief Executive, Arch UK Regional Division

“Arch is focused on interests of its clients and this remains at the centre of everything that we do.  Now realising our ambition of establishing a more meaningful UK regional presence and improving Arch brand-awareness outside of London, we have a broader footprint through which we can deliver specialist products and help our broker partners address the constantly evolving insurance needs of their clients.”

Mike Bottle

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Distribution UK Regional Division

“For what seems like my entire career in Insurance, The UK SME market finds itself seeking to navigate  transformation within the distribution landscape. Arch believe that Underwriting expertise, technology, flexibility and service, combined with a strong and close partnership with our Brokers will ensure that we are best placed to meet those challenges.”

Kirsten Valder

Head of Claims

“Our claims service is at the forefront of what we do. As an insurance company it is what we are selling – a promise to pay and to be there in our customers’ times of need. Be they small businesses, large corporations or individuals, we are dedicated to providing a service of excellence to all of our customers and that drives our approach to claims handling. We will deal with your claim promptly, fairly and efficiently, and give you an experience which will make you want to stay insuring with Arch UK for years to come.”


Extra protection where SMEs need it most

We know that SME owners can feel like they’re ‘muddling through’ when it comes to implementing health and safety best practices within their business. Costly mistakes can be made and…

Arch meets the market in Milan

We have an incredibly talented Italian-speaking claims and underwriting team in our London office, fully conversant with both the Italian company and Lloyd’s markets. The ILLCA Meet the Market event…

Specialist expertise across the country

We’ve got the know-how of the London market and A+ financial strength ratings. Now, we’re taking our specialist expertise across the country to give brokers a more personal service. Brokers…

Arch Completes Acquisition of Obelisk Underwriting

Arch Insurance (UK) Limited (“Arch”), part of Arch Insurance International, has completed the acquisition of Obelisk Underwriting, a specialist underwriting agency. The acquired business, which generated approximately £5 million of…

An interview with Jon Hipkin, Key Account Director, Arch UK Regional

Arch is growing – how will brokers still get a personal service? Arch UK Regional has over 200 staff in 13 key regional locations around the country, and they’re focussed…