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Jane Byde ACII

Account Executive
Mobile: 07342 997211
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Jane joined us in 2017, with ten years of experience dealing with large and complex risks in the Lloyds Market. Jane is a Chartered Insurance Broker, has a degree in History of Art and diplomas in Museum Studies and Wines & Spirits. After hours Jane can usually be found on the yoga mat, poking around in a museum, or singing.  

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Mike Taylor-West ACII

Director Global Markets
Private Client, Marine & Aviation

Mobile: +44 (0) 7500 109737
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Mike is a Maritime Business & Marine Law alumnus of the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth. He is also a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, and a Chartered Insurance Broker. Mike brings over 20 years of international private client insurance experience, passion and enthusiasm to La Playa. Mike is also a keen windsurfer and skier. 

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Mark Boon ACII

CEO
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With thirty years' experience, Mark specialises in insurance for the creative sectors, where his expertise has seen him handle multi-million pound claims. An "early adopter", Mark is passionate about innovation and creativity, and has designed many specialist niche insurance programmes himself. Mark is one very few insurance professionals both licensed in New York State and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.

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“La Playa: Insurance with Intelligence. Passionate. Discerning. Independent.”

 

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About La Playa Fine Art

Specialist & Independent

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist insurance for the arts
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

 

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

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