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Hanna Beaumont FIRM

Director, Corporate
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Hanna joined us in 2006 from the City where she spent six years in commercial insurance and risk management at Aon, looking after UK and multinational clients. Hanna is a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management and is a specialist in insurance for life science and technology companies. In 2018 she took on responsibility for La Playa's whole corporate division. Hanna is also a qualified fitness instructor and enjoys running, golf and baking.

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Matthew Clark ACII

Director, Global Markets
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With global commercial experience, Matthew has become one of the most experienced insurance brokers in the UK's science and technology sectors. He has developed an in-depth understanding of the risks associated with emerging and disruptive technologies. Matthew is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Insurance Risk Manager, and a biker. 

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Elaine Lamb

Director, La Playa International
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Elaine joined La Playa’s S&T group in August 2011, bringing 18 years’ experience in commercial broking, including over 10 years working on international and technology business. She works across La Playa’s London and New York offices, supporting clients with both their UK and US operations. Most weekends Elaine can be found on the Golf Course.

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Bernice Morris Cert CII

Corporate Account Executive
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Having spent the last 7 years leading an account handling team with another Cambridge broker, Bernice joined the La Playa team in August 2018. Starting her career in 1992 in the Commercial Underwriting department of a global Insurer, her career has mainly been in the broking arena but she also has experience of working for Insurers and MGA’s. Bernice has a passion for the natural world, genealogy and watching live athletics.

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Gareth Cotton

Account Executive
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Gareth studied business management at university, and now has over 7 years’ broking experience. He was one of eight finalists in the national Young Broker of the Year Awards in 2013. When he’s not busy being super dad, Gareth is a competitive runner and has a keen interest in technology and music production. 

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Rory Macrae

Account Handler
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Rory joined us in 2016 having spent three years in commercial film production. Rory works across both the Arts & Entertainment and Science & Technology teams. Outside of work, Rory enjoys playing the guitar and rugby, both with limited success.

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About La Playa Science & Technology

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

La Playa's specialist Science & Tech team can help you protect your business with smart, flexible, high-performance insurance - with a friendly human UI. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language.  We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your business. 

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

Tech-based business is 24/7, global and borderless, exposing you to new risks and liabilities - often in unfamiliar places. As the law struggles to keep pace with technology, insurance can provide a real safety net if you fall foul of changing legislation.

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