Our Head of Construction, Chris Thomas, wrote an article for Insurance Day on the importance of insurance to the recovery of the Construction sector. Some of the main points are below and you can read the full article here. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself… which paralyses needed efforts to convert [...]

2020-06-16T17:06:53+01:0016th June, 2020|News|

Lloyd’s Brexit Transfer (“Part VII”) Notification to Policyholders

Lloyd’s is proposing to transfer certain EEA insurance policies to Lloyd’s Brussels. The proposed transfer will not change terms and conditions of any policy, except that Lloyd’s Brussels will become the insurer and Data Controller in respect of the transferred policies. Further information about the proposal (including whether it could affect your pre-transfer position), which [...]

2020-06-15T13:58:06+01:0015th June, 2020|News|


Safeguarding the wellbeing of our employees and supporting our business partners through these unsettling times remain our highest priorities. If you are a White Oak customer and have any questions regarding COVID-19 and your insurance, please speak to your broker who will be able to assist you in the first instance. If you require any [...]

2020-05-28T16:45:37+01:0028th May, 2020|News|

3 tips on how to get risks placed when capacity is shrinking

By James Fleming, Head of Underwriting - Transportation   I’m heading off to the WSIA conference in San Diego with reports that much of the discussion will be around capacity, or the lack of it in some markets. From our perspective we are open for business and along with my colleagues Lauren Stevens and Marcus [...]

2019-09-23T11:57:12+01:0023rd September, 2019|News|

White Oak’s Ryan Cooper is a winner on the LMA Claims Practitioner Programme 2019

Ryan Cooper’s team won the final at this year’s Lloyd’s Market Association Claims Practitioner Programme. The programme, which runs from January until July, is designed for claims professionals who are at an intermediate level in their career and are looking to progress to secure a management role in the future. Over the course, delegates learn [...]

2019-07-12T16:09:00+01:0012th July, 2019|News, Uncategorised|


White Oak will be doing our bit in a Christmas knit on Friday 14th December for Christmas Jumper Day! It’s easy to get involved: simply dig out your favourite festive knit, wear it and donate £2 or more.  The money we raise will help Save the Children and give hope to families in difficulty at [...]

2019-01-16T14:08:17+00:0014th December, 2018|News|

“We want to crash a self-driving truck. Can you insure it?”

This was the alarming, yet serious question I was asked to consider for a firm testing new self-driving truck technology. With the market set to grow massively in the next decade, the transition from development to business as usual will present us with new challenges and opportunities. We have been following the developments in the [...]

2017-09-06T19:53:47+01:0027th July, 2017|News|

We are named as one of this year’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

White Oak has been listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The 2017 report, identifies 1000 of the UK’s most dynamic SMEs and high growth potential companies, highlighting the best of British small business. Comprising of small and medium size businesses all over the UK from a range of sectors, [...]

2017-08-29T14:27:49+01:0016th June, 2017|News|
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