All the latest news from our various divisions

We’re finalists!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the UK Employee Experience Awards 2019 in the Health and Wellbeing of its People category. This is a recognition of the dedication and innovation we’ve demonstrated in wellbeing, and a chance to celebrate the teamwork that made it possible. However, we’re not there quite yet. The […]

Getting to know: Ollie Calvert

We know from talking to our clients, that one of the things they like most about working with Romero’s is the people. They appreciate our experience, expertise and the dedication we show on every account. So in a new series on the Romero blog, we’re going to help you get to know our staff a […]

Romero Insurance Brokers are winners!

Last night, we attended the Yorkshire Financial Awards held at the New Dock Hall in Leeds. We were on the shortlist to win the Broker of the Year award, up against some stiff competition. We’re delighted to announce that we took home the award! Yet another award win for Romero. The win demonstrates our commitment […]

Learning how to use our new defibrillator!

This week, Romero’s staff have spent time learning how to use the new defibrillator which will be permanently housed on the outside of our head office in Leeds. After having recently experienced the devastation that can come from heart-related illness, our staff are keen to prevent others feeling the same loss. We’ve purchased the defibrillator […]

How a Leeds insurance broker has become one of the leading independents in the country

It’s a statement we’ve very proud of at Romero: not only are we fiercely independent, but we’re one of the leading independent brokers in the country. With offices in Leeds, Manchester, Stockton, Halifax, Nottingham, the Midlands and London, we’re a truly national company who can support clients up and down the country. A company doesn’t […]

Motor Theft Alerts: Stay Vigilant

A recent spate of specific motor theft M.Os acts as a timely reminder to stay vigilant. A sharp rise in motor theft continues, with insurers paying out record numbers on claims. According to the ABI, the first 9 months of 2018 saw pay outs totalling £271,000,000. A major contributing factor is the speed at which […]

Romero’s is a finalist in the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2019!

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Broker of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Financial Awards 2019. The awards are a chance for Yorkshire to shine a spotlight on top performing businesses from the last 12 months, and we’re over the moon that our dedication to performance and outstanding service […]

Our growing reputation in Halifax

Any good business knows that the best growth comes from giving back. Whether that’s through recruiting local talent or supporting local projects, businesses that succeed are the ones that grow roots. And that’s exactly what our Halifax office is doing. Since moving into Dean Clough mill, our Halifax team has gone from strength to strength. […]

How to avoid keyless theft

Cars have come a long way in recent years. The comfort and performance that we take for granted now, was only a pipe dream 10-15 years ago. There’s no better example of this than security and access. Automotive designers have considered how people use their car in their everyday life and created solutions to suit. […]

Support the IPT freeze

As a way of combatting a decrease in the money the government takes from fuel duty, there is a real concern in the insurance industry that Phillip Hammond plans to put a rise in Insurance Premium Tax in his next budget. IPT, which currently stands at 12%, is a tax on premiums paid by the […]

Directors and Officers Claims Trends: How is D&O changing as we head towards 2020?

At Romero Insurance Brokers, we look at every case individually and assess the requirement of each company for each type of insurance. We make sure that our clients are covered for all eventualities. We know what a large impact even a single claim can have on your business, so making sure you’re financially protected is […]

What will change with the new Manslaughter Definitive Guidelines?

On 31st July, the Sentencing Council published new guidance on sentencing for manslaughter cases. The new guidelines will be retrospective, meaning they will apply to any gross negligence manslaughter cases not concluded before the 1st November deadline. So why is this important to you? Gross Negligence Manslaughter, where the breach of duty of care by […]

Contractors Professional Indemnity- when to notify your broker and insurer of a potential issue?

In the latest of our series of insurance opinion articles by our Claims Director, Jody Thirkell, he discusses when you should notify your broker and insurer of a potential issue. As a specialist in contractors’ insurance we are well aware that things often go wrong on construction projects. But when should you notify your Broker […]

The Insurance Act – 2 years on

It’s been 2 years since the Insurance Act came into force. In our latest blog, our Claims Director, Jody Thirkell, talks about whether he felt the act had actually produced any tangible changes. Before the act was introduced, I told people there was no cause for early panicking. It had taken over 100 years of […]

GDPR: What you need to know

With GDPR upon us and firms being forced into frenzied ‘data dumps’ little regard has been given to what we ‘don’t know’. Many long tail disease claims have latent periods of decades, as do abuse and ill-health claims before they materialise. When they do, insurers are reliant on robust historic record keeping to enable a […]

Cyber Security

Romero Insurance Brokers have continued to invest in new staff to enhance our proposition to our customers with 12 new employees joining the business in 2017 taking our head count to well over 150.  With our sustained growth and the continued consolidation in the insurance market we are pleased to report that Romero Group now […]

Cost of Hurricane Irma could reach $300 Billion

As quoted in The Guardian, costs continue to escalate, and with Hurricane Maria hitting British territories in the Caribbean, insurers are facing record claim pay outs this year. Romero Managing Director Simon Mabb commented: “The devastation caused by the recent Hurricanes in the Caribbean and America has already started to affect the insurance market in […]

20 Years of Treating Customers Exceptionally!

Think back 20 years to 1997…  Hong Kong transferred to Chinese rule, Celine Dion topped the album chart, Pete Sampras won Wimbledon and Romero Insurance Brokers was born. Justin Romero-Trigo had a vision to create one of the leading insurance brokers in the UK providing Insurance and Risk Management Solutions across a wide number of industry […]

Romero in the final for Chartered Insurance Broker of the year!

Romero Insurance Brokers has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. Selected by a judging panel that consists of eleven industry experts, Romero Insurance Brokers has made the final of the UK Broker Awards for Chartered Insurance Broker of the year. Managing Director Simon Mabb commented “We are delighted to be in the running for Chartered Broker of the year, […]

Romero Director’s Service acknowledged with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Royal Aero Club Awards!

Martin Mansley has been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Martin has worked in capacity as insurance broker to the British Parachute Association (BPA) for six years and they were so impressed with Martin they followed him to Romero Sports and Leisure 3 years ago.  Due to Martin’s  expertise of Sports […]

Romero Market Leading Service Acknowledged!

Romero Insurance Brokers has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards. Selected by a judging panel that consists of eleven industry experts, Romero Insurance Brokers has made the final of the UK Broker Awards for both Chartered Insurance Broker of the year and Commercial Insurance Broker of the year. Managing Director Simon Mabb commented “We are delighted to […]

Romero Sports and Leisure launch new Safety Innovation Award.

Romero Sports and Leisure and The British Parachute Association have launched a safety innovation award to improve safety in the sport of Parachuting. Entries are invited for safety initiatives that may be physical or psychological, managerial or mechanical, ergonomic or educational – any kind of initiative that improves safety in sport of parachuting. The challenge is […]


Romero has made two major appointments recruiting Gordon Brain as Technical Director and Elaine Hogan as Motor Fleet Director. Chairman Justin Romero commented “Both Gordon and Elaine are highly respected individuals in the Leeds Insurance Market and I am delighted we have secured their services.  To sustain our considerable growth, we recognise the importance of continually […]

Romero Crowned Best Commercial Broker!

Romero Insurance Brokers has won Commercial Insurance Broker of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards at Battersea Evolution in London. This  accolade is the most prestigious award a Commercial Insurance Broker can win and Romero MD Simon Mabb commented “A big reason for this success if the quality of individuals that make up our […]

Manchester Office relocating to larger premises

We are pleased to announce that our Manchester Office is relocating to larger premises on Monday 13th October. Head of Manchester Office Martin Mansley commented “After 2 successful years in our Sunlight House office, we have now outgrown our current space and are moving to some much needed extra room.  We are already one year ahead of plan for Manchester […]

Romero in the finals for two Insurance Awards!

Romero Insurance Brokers has been shortlisted for two esteemed Insurance Awards! Having entered into in the Independent Broker of the Year category, the Judges voted our entry into the final five and also nominated Romero’s for the final in the Commercial Broker of the Year category. Marketing Director Richard Nicholson commented “We are thrilled to be […]

Research shows Insurers dispute ‘almost half’ of commercial claims

Claim settlements drawn out by arbitration processes. Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses, according to an report.The article stated that research from Mactavish, to be published this week, will say that nine out of every 20 claims described as “large” or “strategically significant” by the company making the claim have been contested by […]

Don’t leave anything to chance

Companies are constantly being presented with fresh challenges and tribulations in today’s unpredictable, changing world. How confident are you that your current insurance programme addresses all these risks? The shifting nature of the modern economic world, businesses can sometimes feel adrift and without anyone to reply on to protect to their interests.  Increasing legislation now holds […]

Romero Insurance Brokers nominated for two Awards

We’re pleased to announce that we have been nominated for two prestigious Commercial Insurance Awards. The Commercial Insurance Awards are the showcase for excellence and recognise the efforts of insurance professionals operating to the highest level within the industry. Romero Insurance Brokers has reached the final three in the Commercial Property category. Romero Sports and Leisure has […]

We Are Moving

We are very excited to announce that we are moving our head office. After 5 successful years in our Featherbank Court office, we have now outgrown our current space and are moving to some much needed extra room. From Monday 7th October our new Head Office will be Romero House, 8 Airport West, Lancaster Way, […]

Romero Sport and Leisure Secure 250th Client!

We are delighted to announce that Capital Karts, the longest indoor Go Karting track in the United Kingdom, has just become our 250th client. Romero Sports and Leisure continues to strengthen, growing exponentially since the Division was established in February 2012. To accommodate our continued success and growth we have recently recruited Michael Stafford as an account executive […]

Stockton Office Strengthen Team!

The Romero Stockton office only opened earlier this year, in May. Within this time the team has had many different successes providing a local service to businesses in the North East. To support the office and our clients, Gaynor Elliott ACII has recently joined the team in the role of office manager. Head of Stockton […]

Ministry of Justice reforms – What is changing & what it means for you and your business?

Following a Judicial Review and a Ministry of Justice consultation, the way in which Employers’ Liability and Public Liability claims are handled will be drastically overhauled. The political reasoning behind the changes are beyond the scope of this bulletin, but it is an absolute necessity that you read and understand the changes being made if […]

Tips to Manage Your Risk – June 2013

Risk management involves you, the employer, looking at the risks that arise in the workplace and then putting sensible health and safety measures in place to control them. By doing this you can protect you’re most valuable asset, your employees, as well as members of the public from harm. During 2010/11, 165 people were killed […]

North East Office now open!

Headed up by Ian Grasby, the Stockton Office will offer our considerable number of Clients in the North East a local service. Chairman Justin Romero commented “We are delighted that Ian is opening a new Romero Office in Stockton, we look forward developing our business in the North East and creating more local jobs.” For further […]

New staff join Leeds and Stockton Office

To strengthen our sales team Romero Insurance Brokers welcome Paul Worton and Lee Maddison. Paul is initially working from our Head Office in Leeds but will based in Stockton when the new office opens in May. Paul has considerable experience of dealing with commercial and corporate clients and will service our growing client base in the North East. […]

Manchester Office Open for Business!

Romero Insurance Brokers have opened their Manchester office on Deansgate. Headed up by Martin Mansley, the Manchester office will concentrate on our Sports & Leisure clients and also offer our increasing number of Clients in the North West a local service. Chairman Justin Romero commented “After a fantastic year with Romeros, we are delighted that […]

Romero Insurance Brokers granted Chartered Broker Status

Romero Insurance Brokers has been granted Corporate Chartered Broker Status from the Chartered Insurance Institute this week. Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability.  All Chartered Insurance Brokers commit to the CII’s Code of Ethics, reinforcing the highest standards of professional practice in their […]

Romero Claims Service reaches Award Final!

Romero Insurance Brokers has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Broker Claims Team of the year Award. Romero’s won the Claims Customer Care Award last year and hopefully this will be the third time in four years that Romeros win an award for our Claims Service. Managing Director Simon Mabb commented “We put so much effort […]

New Head of Sports and Leisure joins Romeros!!

Romero Sports and Leisure welcome Martin Mansley as new Head of Sports and Leisure division. Martin brings extensive experience of the Sports and Leisure industry, his specialist knowledge is appreciated by clients and insurers alike. Chairman Justin Romero commented “Martin is one the leading individuals working in the Sports and Leisure Industry, we are delighted to have […]

Romero Strengthens Sales Team!

Romero Insurance Brokers welcome Darron Brady who has joined as Sales Director working from our Head Office in Leeds. Darron brings a wealth of knowledge with particular expertise of the Food Manufacturing and Retail/Wholesale sectors.  Having over 20 years experience in the Insurance Broking Industry, Darron is highly respected in the Insurance Market. Justin Romero commented “This is […]

UK Riots

Following the rioting across the UK we’d just like to reassure you that the claims team at Romero Insurance Brokers are ready to manage any claims arising and we’re working closely with Insurers and loss adjusters to support our Client’s. We’d just like to remind you of what’s needed. With this type of claim there […]

Romero Win Award For Excellent Claims Service

Romero Insurance Brokers has won the Broker Customer Care Initiative of the Year at the Insurance Times UK Claims Excellence Awards 2011. Having been nominated making the final four, Romero Insurance Brokers were presented with the Award last night at a special ceremony in London. Managing Director Simon Mabb commented “The true test of any […]

New Staff Appointments

Romero Insurance Brokers welcome Chris Taylor (New Business Broking Director) and Martin Smith (Senior Account Executive) both who will work at our Head Office in Leeds. Chris and Martin are highly respected individuals in the Insurance Market, who each have over 20 years Insurance Broking experience. Chairman Justin Romero commented “We are delighted to welcome […]

A Troon sawmilling firm has been fined a total of £28,000 after two of its employees…

A Troon sawmilling firm has been fined a total of £28,000 after two of its employees were severely injured in separate incidents less than three months apart. On 28 May 2007, John Wilson, 55, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire, was working for Adam Wilson and Sons in Troon, Ayrshire, when he fell through a gap in a […]

Commercial Broker of the Year?

Romero Insurance Brokers has been shortlisted for Commercial Broker of the Year at the 2010 UK Broker Awards. Chairman Justin Romero commented “we are delighted to be nominated for this award, our staff are our biggest asset and it is fantastic to have their efforts acknowledged”. Romero’s have been shortlisted in the final three and […]

Romero Claims Service wins National Award!

Having been short listed for the award Romero Insurance Brokers beat off competition form an international insurance broker and another independent broker. Claims manager Jody Thirkell commented “we are delighted to be recognised by the UK Broker Awards for our claims service, my team puts a lot of effort into helping our clients obtain a […]