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Marsh Commercial

Trusted insurance broker for over 165,000 UK SMEs. 

We’re the SME insurance specialists within Marsh, one of the founding businesses in Marsh McLennan (MMC) - a global leader in insurance broking and risk management with a 150-year heritage. This means we’re big enough to keep you safe, but small enough to care. With local experts across the UK ready to help you get the right insurance.

What are you looking for in your insurance broker?

We believe insurance shouldn’t be painful, after all, it’s there to protect you! It’s why we pride ourselves on providing straight forward advice to help you:

  • Understand your risks
  • Comply with your legal requirements
  • Meet your contractual obligations
  • Expand into new markets
  • Diversify your business operations.

From independents down in Plymouth, to sole traders up in Perth, and fast growing corporates in Birmingham and Leeds - no matter your size, where you operate, or what you do, we can help protect you. You’re the ones backing the local economy; we’re here to back you.

Solving insurance conundrums for over 150 years

For over 15 decades, Marsh McLennan has supported enterprise, helping clients survive and grow in changing times.

1871: After the Great Chicago Fire with few properties insured and most insurers unable to meet their obligations, an agency that stresses financial responsibility was clearly needed. Within weeks, the Dan H Bomar Company opened its doors.

1880s – 1890s: Henry Marsh joins Bomar’s successor firm, the Robert A. Waller Company. Donald McLennan joins the real estate and insurance office of Stryker, Manley & Buck.

1900s: Marsh, McLennan, and Daniel M.Burrows meet and form a partnership. In 1906, Burrows retires, the firm is renamed Marsh & McLennan, and a legendary partnership begins. Various acquisitions and company growth follows.

2015: Here in the UK, Jelf, experts in insurance, risk management and employee benefits for businesses and individuals became part of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC).

2016: Bluefin, an award-winning UK SME broker, becomes part of MMC and merges with Jelf.

2020: Clark Thompson joins the MMC family and the three brands evolve to become Marsh Commercial.

Today: We’re more passionate than ever about getting you the insurance cover you need. Providing trusted insurance expertise with a personal, local, touch. Working with our insurer partners to deliver true value.

How can we help you?

Now you know a little more about us, we want to get to know you. Get in touch with one of our friendly advisers to discuss your needs.

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We exist to help people like Sean

"We chose Marsh Commercial because of their proactive approach and understanding of our business."

More than just a commercial insurance broker

As part of Marsh we have the capability to deliver a wide range of solutions to help keep your employees engaged, manage your risks, and protect you personally. 

Find HR, employee benefits and risk management solutions on our new digital marketplace. Take a tour today.

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Our passion is finding solutions to Mike’s problems

“We quickly realised that Marsh Commercial represented a great fit for us on a variety of fronts. For example, through its network we could leverage the US overage we needed through a single point of contact in the UK.”

Community, it’s at the heart of everything we stand for

Each year as part of our For the People Awards we recognise and pay tribute to the individuals who work behind the scenes to deliver for their local communities. In 2022, we donated £26,900 to your local heroes. We’d love for you to meet them.

Meet your local heroes

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Helping Stuart thrive is what we live for

"We went to Marsh Commercial at the outset because we knew as an organisation we needed a partner we could rely on, we could trust, who have our back from day one."

Keeping our finger on the pulse of your biggest risks

Each year we survey business leaders like you to identify the key risks you're facing, and create a report full of practical insights to help you tackle them.

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Welcoming Alistair Fraser to lead Marsh Commercial and Corporate client segments

Alistair Fraser

Alistair Fraser has over 25 years of experience in the international insurance industry and more than 15 years at Marsh, where he has held leadership positions in the UK, Singapore and Indonesia. He has had a progressive and varied leadership journey with Marsh - initially heading up the Reading office, to supporting the running of the Southern Region, before moving to a sales leadership role in Asia in 2012.
Since 2018, Alistair has been Chief Executive Officer of Marsh Corporate UK, and in 2022 his role expanded to additionally take responsibility for the Marsh Commercial segment. He is now CEO of the newly formed 'Marsh Commercial & Corporate UK' - a business of 49 locations, over 2,600 colleagues and 175k clients.

How can we help you?

Now you know a little more about us, we want to get to know you. Get in touch with one of our friendly advisers to discuss your needs.