Insurance specialist back at Wilsons | Wilson Organisation


February 22, 2013

Insurance specialist back at Wilsons

Insurance specialist back at Wilsons

Experienced commercial and corporate insurance specialist Mark Wilson is back at The Wilson Organisation in Nottingham just a few weeks after leaving the firm to join a national competitor.

He rejoins the firm’s general insurance team as Account Director working with corporate and commercial clients.

On his return, Mark says: “After a short while working with another insurance broker, I quickly realised the unique values, client service, and in particular the professionalism at Wilsons that sets them apart from the competition. I am delighted to be back, working with such a knowledgeable and experienced team.”

At Wilsons, Mark will again specialise in providing technical insurance advice to a range of commercial sectors. He will service new and existing clients, maximise opportunities and focus on business development across the UK.

This is the third senior appointment for Wilsons in as many weeks. Last month, Julie Downes joined as Account Director, and Richard Lloyd, as General Insurance Team Manager. The firm has also made three internal promotions and, as CEO, Annabel Prow explains: “Our business is focussed on continued expansion and maximising its market position. We are committed to delivering the very best technical expertise alongside relevant advice and client service. In so many ways it’s the people within the business that make this possible.

“Our values are what set us apart within the industry, and we are genuinely delighted that Mark has returned to the firm, bringing 20-years experience and knowledge, and real understanding of our ethos. Mark further strengthens our highly expert team of specialists and advisers.”

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 1914

    A successful launch! The Wilson Organisation was founded in Nottingham by Harold Wilson and became the first company in the East Midlands to offer a comprehensive insurance policy to the region’s fast-growing band of automobile drivers. Innovation from day one.

  • 1920s

    During the 1920’s, Wilsons developed its commercial insurance offering under the stewardship of Harold Wilson. Hopping forwards 80 years, Wilsons has developed a number of industry specialisms including a particular expertise in the food and drink sector. We created a unique insurance offering called “FoodProtect” and, through this service, have been able to deliver intelligence and cost-effective insurance programmes to a broad spread of leading food producers. The best thing since sliced bread? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.

  • 1949

    John Prow joined Harold Wilson in the business, marking the first generation of the Prow family’s involvement in The Wilson Organisation. Wilsons’ clients included leading Nottingham firm Boots The Chemist plus a number of operators in the burgeoning railway sector. With post-war regeneration beginning apace, the firm’s fledgling construction expertise quickly developed into one of our leading offerings and this continues through to the present day, with clients including national and regional builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and architects.

  • 1960s

    The 1960s were the start of a new era for The Wilson Organisation. Harold Wilson and John Prow died on the same day in 1963, Harold of illness and John in a car crash. This left John’s son, John J Prow, to run the growing business at the age of 27. Under his youthful direction, Wilsons benefited from a new energy and direction. John J Prow, who had joined in 1960 in a new business role, led the move into our current premises at Wilson House in 1964 and then launched the financial services division in the following year.

  • 1990s

    The late 1990s heralded the start of the third generation of the Prow family’s involvement in the business. Managing Director Charlotte Prow joined in 1998, to be followed by the firm’s Chief Executive, Annabel Prow, in 2002. Product and service innovation continued apace with the launch of a corporate finance specialism in 1997, which continues to deliver valuable cost-savings and insights to the region’s dealmakers.

  • 2000s

    Now century on from the launch of The Wilson Organisation in 1914, the company continues to encourage innovation and reward good ideas. Within the financial services team, 2008 marked the launch of “Flex”, a powerful employee benefit programme and the development of “WRAP”, an investment tool with a unique level of investor control and transparency. Meanwhile, our insurance advisers worked quickly to bring to market a specialist insurance policy for insolvency practitioners.

  • 2010s

    2010 saw the launch of the Midlands Family Business Awards by Wilsons, the UK’s only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have raised almost £20,000 for charities supporting families and young people. In 2014 we are celebrating Wilsons’ centenary, a significant milestone in Wilsons’ history.

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Wilson House, 1/3 Waverley Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HG

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Harold Wilson (Insurances) Ltd. and Harold Wilson Financial Services Ltd. are authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)