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Our People

Like many successful businesses we have a dedicated team of Accounting and Admin staff that are essential to the smooth running of our business. Below are some of the “client facing” staff that our clients will regularly talk to or meet.

Angela Gilmour

Angela has worked in the insurance industry since 1991. She moved to BK following the takeover of her previous company.

Angela works in the Private Client team and handles home & motor policy enquiries, including new business and renewals, and general queries.

She has extensive experience of the market, including hard to place risks and High Net Worth business.

Email: angela@bkgroup.co.uk

Bosco Bitto

Bosco started his career with Commercial Union (now Aviva) Insurance back in 1982, working in their Croydon office, dealing with Motor & Household Insurance.

In 1985 he was recruited to work for large Bank in the city of London, for their Insurance division, where he dealt with their Commercial Property portfolio and Commercial insurances.

In 1991 he left to work for Checkland Insurance a Family Broking business in Wimbledon dealing all aspects of insurance, from Motor, Household, Offices, Shops, Property and Commercial Combined.

This business was to merge with another Family Business, MFS, in 1997 which later became, MFS Checkland.

In 2014 this brokerage was then sold to another Family Business, BK. I now work in the Corporate Team dealing with many of my old clients and some new ones.

Email: bosco@bkgroup.co.uk

David Boxley

David joined BK in 2014 following the acquisition of his company, MFS Checkland where he had been since 2004. Before that he worked at Dutton & Clark Insurance Brokers in Raynes Park.

David works in the small business team where he deals with a variety of clients servicing their needs both at renewal and throughout the year

He enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with his family.

Email: david@bkgroup.co.uk

Fay Patterson

Fay joined BK in 2005 in an administrative capacity. In 2008 she joined the Property Investors team and has been dealing with the issuing of renewal documentation, mid-term adjustments, claims, also liaising with insurers and dealing with client queries, ever since.

Fay is Cert CII and regularly attends courses, like all BK client facing staff, to improve her knowledge.

Email: fay@bkgroup.co.uk

Johnathan Mann

Having worked in the retail, hotel and hospitality sectors, I decided that financial services offered me better long term career prospects.

I am now in my third year in insurance joining BK's property team from a local broker where I dealt with all classes of general insurance.

I am a member of the CII and am keen to commence my studies.

Outside of work my passion is sport particularly football where I was involved in running a youth football team for 5 years.

I married my wife Julie last May and we live together in London.

Email: johnathan@bkgroup.co.uk

Mercedes Morgan

I first entered the insurance industry in 2007 and started by dealing with Car and Household insurance. I progressed through the industry and worked at various locations in London. In 2014 I was promoted to deputy branch manager of a busy South London brokerage. initially started in working within insurance nine years ago. I also performed various compliance duties during my employment. In 2015 I joined BK and I now specialise in dealing with “SME” business such as Shops, Offices and Property Owners.

Email: mercedes@bkgroup.co.uk

Nishil Patel

Nishil has been at B K Insurance Brokers since September 2005. This being my first insurance job I originally started within the Small Business Division which involved dealing with Shops, Offices and Liability insurance. This gave me the ability to understanding how to place insurance with the most appropriate market.

Following 4 years of building relationships, an understanding of how the industry works and passing my Cert CII I was moved to the Corporate Clients Division dealing with maintaining of existing clients.

My day to day duties include Renewals, Mid-term adjustments and claims handling for various different types of corporate clients.

Email: nishil@bkgroup.co.uk

Palvi Patel

Palvi started working in insurance and for BK Insurance in 2002. I originally started working in the Property and Fleet department and over the years have gained knowledge and experience in every department in the office. I have achieved my Cert CII qualification and am working towards my Diploma.

I was the Team Leader for the commercial department for a number of years and moved onto managing the New Business department in 2012. In addition to managing the New Business Department I am heavily involved in Commercial Quotations liaising with clients and insurers on a day to day basis.

Palvi is Cert CII qualified and currently studying towards her Dip CII

My interests outside the world of insurance involve travelling, photography and baking!

Email: palvi@bkgroup.co.uk

Paul Churcher

Paul C has been in the insurance industry for approximately 28 years. He has worked for both brokers and insurers, so has seen the industry from both sides.

I have worked for BK since November 2014 following the buyout of my previous company MFS Checkland.

My role at BK is within the Property Investors team who look after the day to day enquiries and renewals of our Property Owner customers.

Email: paulchurcher@bkgroup.co.uk

Paul Denton

Paul has been at BK since 1999 having previously gained his insurance experience on Commercial and Property insurance at other brokers in the South East.

Over the years he has moved from dealing with Corporate Clients to managing that team to becoming responsible for all members of the Account Management part of the business.

In 2005 he was made a Director and also took on overall responsibility for Sales team as well as the Account Management team.

In recent years he moved into taking control of the strategic planning of the business which has seen nine broker acquisitions take place, all over the UK.

He still deals with a handful of clients, many either being Global risks or in a specialised niche industry.

Paul is Cert CII qualified and is workings towards his Dip CII.

Paul reminds us all that he has no time for hobbies as trying to control his three young sons takes all his spare time, not to mention his energy.

Email: paul@bkgroup.co.uk

Shilpesh Patel

Shilpesh has over 35 years experience in Insurance and Financial services industry, joining the BK Group in 1981.

Having been appointed Managing Director in 1984, the business has enjoyed steady growth with Shilpesh facilitating eight broker acquisitions since 2000 mainly focusing on the purchase and funding strategy.

Despite his many years in broking Shilpesh remains committed to keeping BK Insurance at the forefront of independent brokers with sector led growth and strategic expansion with a particular focus of broker acquisitions.

Email: Shilpesh@bkgroup.co.uk

Shivani Patel

Shivani joined BK Insurance Brokers in the summer of 2007. Previously she had worked for a variety of companies including a global marketing company and a London law firm.

She had no previous experience in the insurance industry, but developed a fluent understanding on residential and commercial policies through on the job training.

Now an Account Executive in the Small Business Division she mainly specialises in dealing with shops, offices and liability insurance policies. This includes Renewals, New Business, mid-term adjustments and claims handling.

Email: shivani@bkgroup.co.uk

Simon Anderson

Simon has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 10 years working in Motor and Home Insurance. Simon deals with Renewals, New Business and mid-term adjustments as well as assisting in helping with claims. Outside of the insurance world, Simon enjoys a range of sports and likes action and comedy movies.

Email: simonanderson@bkgroup.co.uk

Sophie Edwards

Sophie has worked in the insurance industry for since 2007. She started her career with a National Broker where she dealt with personal lines clients.

From here she moved another National broker where she dealt with Private Car and Household business, mainly for High Net Worth clients.

Sophie joined BK in 2011 and started in our Private Client division but soon progressed into the Property Owners team.

Her role within the department is dealing with the renewals, policy adjustments, client queries and claims.

Sophie handles single property clients up to large national property portfolio’s and is experienced in finding the right markets for even the most difficult to place business.

In her spare time she enjoys socialising a meeting new people as well as keeping healthy in her local gym.

Email: sophie@bkgroup.co.uk

Tracy Bedwell

Tracy has been at BK since 2007 having previously worked at a niche insurance childcare specialist broker.

Tracy works in the Property Investors Department and deals with the renewals, policy adjustments, client queries and claims.

Tracy is Cert CII qualified.

Email: tracy@bkgroup.co.uk

Tracey Heath

Tracey joined BK Insurance Brokers in 2007 as a Senior Account Executive following its acquisition of her previous brokers Embro Mallett Group.

She has a long background of senior positions in dealing with Commercial Insurance and has over 20 years’ experience in Personal Lines, Package, Property, Liability and Commercial Insurance.

Tracey deals with various clients in the office from new start-ups to some of the largest clients that we arrange cover for.

Tracey is Cert CII qualified.

Email: tracey@bkgroup.co.uk