SchemeServe snaps up talent

SchemeServe, a leading cloud-based provider of insurance software, has today announced the appointment of two new experienced software technicians.

James McNab has joined from Open GI where he spent 8 years as its Underwriting Projects Team Leader, responsible for onboarding new clients and the development and management of new insurance products for insurers and brokers. James also managed Open GI’s team of five in the underwriting projects team.

Prior to Open GI, James was an account handler for Towergate, a motor underwriter for Ink Underwriting, and was also previously a HNW Client Manager at AON.

Michelle Osgood joins SchemeServe from the broker Eversure. She was previously a claims handler for Stackhouse Poland and prior to that an underwriting assistant for Temple Legal Protection. She draws on a valuable pool of experience from broking, underwriting and as a previous customer of SchemeServe.

Both Michelle and James have been appointed as Wunderwriters at SchemeServe.

Adam Bishop, CEO of SchemeServe explains: “All of SchemeServe’s 10 strong team of software technicians has valuable insurance experience – either as brokers or underwriters, or sometimes both! They come to us not only as experienced technicians, but also with knowledge of the industry which is important – it gives them an understanding of the issues and headaches that brokers, MGAs or insurers face. That’s pretty unique to SchemeServe and really important to us that we talk your language, and that’s why we call them Wunderwriters.

“I’m delighted to welcome James and Michelle. It might sound contrived, but our people really are our biggest asset – they are my main motivation for building this business.”

The two appointments come as part of SchemeServe’s ongoing growth plans and recruitment drive to stay ahead of increased demand for its services and to maintain high service levels. SchemeServe has hired seven new staff since the start of Covid-19.

Wunderwriters are responsible for building and shaping front end responsive interfaces for the insurance schemes on the SchemeServe cloud-based platform. The platform enables clients to launch bespoke insurance products in a matter of days and at a fraction of the cost of the big software houses, without sacrificing on flexibility, customisation or user experience.

Adam Bishop, continues: “Never before has the industry seen such demand for technology solutions capable of driving real practical and affordable change in the industry. SMEs brokers, MGAs and insurers are all taking advantage of the new and efficient distribution and marketing capabilities that SchemeServe has to offer. We are in the right place at the right time with a strong and talented team behind us.”

For further information please contact: SJ Wrigley at Spotlight Consulting: or 07909 546104

About SchemeServe

SchemeServe is a leading cloud-based provider of software to the insurance industry which has grown to operate more than 270 schemes and £240m of gross written premium per annum. SchemeServe is a white-labelled administration, distribution and underwriting SaaS solution for those operating delegated authority schemes business in both personal and commercial lines.

The company’s ‘Wunderwriters’ are all software developers and ex-underwriters. Using SchemeServe they work with brokers to design bespoke white labelled solutions for customers in double quick time.

The SchemeServe philosophy is Remarkable Schemes Made Simple.

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