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+00:00 23rd 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+00:00 12th July, 2019|News, Uncategorised|

Be prepared – why a modern Agri business needs to plan for the worst

The importance of a robust contingency plan for disease outbreaks was highlighted in a recent Farmers Weekly article. Aside from recognising costs associated with the risks described, this story examined how a Yorkshire-based family-owned poultry business had undertaken a risk management exercise to determine the risk exposure of their business to a disease outbreak. You [...]

2019-05-22T16:10:58+00:00 22nd May, 2019|Insights, News|


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+00:00 14th 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+00:00 27th 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+00:00 16th June, 2017|News|

2017 Mid-Year Leadership Forum

The 2017 NAPSLO Mid-Year Leadership Forum is March 6-8 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. The Mid-Year Leadership Forum begins with opportunities for networking in the Brokers' Lounge and at the Opening Reception. On Tuesday, members are encouraged to attend the morning Town Hall Meeting, followed by a full day of networking in the [...]

2018-08-20T10:19:53+00:00 1st March, 2017|News|

White Oak supports Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team

At White Oak, we are proud to support the efforts of the Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team (SWAT) who are helping the homeless on the streets of London. Our donations have helped fund the purchase of sleeping bags to bring some immediate relief for those suffering during this freezing winter. We also wanted to get [...]

2017-04-26T17:37:41+00:00 15th February, 2017|News|
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