About the Bartlett Group


We are not a huge firm.

We’re international, but our employees number in their hundreds, not the thousands of our competitors. And Bartlett is still proudly independent after more than 75 years.

In a world of financial giants, you might expect us to be at a disadvantage.

Yet in 2020, Bartlett was named as UK Broker of the Year, Commercial Lines Broker of the Year and ranked second in the Financial Times Top 100 UK Advisers. We act for businesses, charities and individuals in over 40 countries – from regional manufacturing firms to large publicly-listed multinationals. And our private clients include families we have worked with for generations.

Our secret weapon? We know where the markets we work in break down. And we know what to do about it.

Our Senior Management Team


Our senior people are recognised specialists in their professional fields, among them members of the Bartlett family and grandsons of our Founder, Fred Bartlett.

Michael Bartlett

Michael Bartlett

Chairman

The Bartlett Group

Michael Bartlett, the son of the founder, started his insurance career with the then Royal Insurance Company, before joining the family business over 50 years ago. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and has been Group Chairman since 1996.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett

Director

The Bartlett Group

Andrew joined Bartlett in 2009 and leads the group's specialty insurance division - focusing on the provision of PI, D&O, Crime and Prize Indemnity insurance to financial institutions and lotteries. Andrew has 15 years' of specialist experience in financial lines broking and underwriting. He is a third generation Bartlett - grandson of the founder - and group board director.

Richard Bartlett

Richard Bartlett

Director

The Bartlett Group

Rich is the grandson of our founder, Fred Bartlett; he joined us in 2007. He is a qualified chartered accountant, as well as a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Before Bartlett, Rich worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (now PwC) where he specialised in corporate governance and risk management.

David Bates

David Bates

Director

Head of Wealth Management

David is head of our Wealth Management Division, having joined Bartlett as a graduate over fourteen years ago. Responsible for growth of the business and ensuring our clients receive the highest standard of service, David also chairs our Investment Committee and is instrumental in implementing a thorough and comprehensive investment strategy for clients.

Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Director

Head of Corporate Risks

Ian joined Bartlett in 2020 to lead our Corporate Division having worked for JLT for 23 years in a number of senior management and business development roles, both regionally and nationally. Ian has experience in corporate insurance programmes, strategic and organic growth leadership and insurance M&A.

Nick Stubbs

Nick Stubbs

Director

Head of Credit Insurance

Nick joined Bartlett from the Government's export credit guarantee department in 1986. He specialises in providing trade credit insurance for domestic and export sales. Nick also advises on trade finance, surety and bonding solutions. He is a graduate member of both the Institute of Export and the Institute of Credit Management.

Mark Twinamukye

Mark Twinamukye

Director

Head of Bartlett Africa

Mark, who is based Kampala, started his career with Alliance insurance company in 1998, before moving to Goldstar Insurance in in 2001 and then the National Insurance Company in 2003, Uganda’s largest insurer, he became a Senior Manager and coordinator for COMESA ( Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) Schemes, before moving to Bartlett Africa in 2011 as Managing Director.

Chris Chadwick

Chris Chadwick

Director

Head of Schemes

Chris joined Bartlett in 2020 to lead the Schemes Division. He has almost 20 years insurance experience working in a variety of roles including underwriting and broking. He enjoys the varied aspects of scheme management including sales, marketing, underwriting and claims.


The Bartlett story

In 1940 Bartlett & Co. was Bradford’s newest (and smallest) insurance broker. It consisted of Fred Bartlett - who was also working shifts in a coal mine to help with the war effort - a secretary and a tiny two-room office.

Breaking into the market was tough, and early jobs included insuring a scrapyard, a service pipe running along Morecambe Pier, and a successful shrimp merchant.

But Fred showed a flair for finding and securing new business, and by the time Bartlett & Co. moved to Broadway Hall in Leeds in 1967 we had already outgrown two sets of offices.

Since the Eighties we have expanded overseas and now have offices as far afield as Sydney, Kampala and Philadelphia. Our focus has become increasingly specialist, offering services in areas that require deep technical knowledge.

Fred Bartlett’s maxim was that the best advertisement a business can have is the quality of service it provides. We have never aimed to be the biggest. But we do aim to provide the best quality.

The Bartlett Foundation


In 1995 we founded the Bartlett Foundation, which every year gives 8% of our pre-tax profits to charities and schemes that support the education and welfare of young people, particularly in the developing world.

Bishop Nkoyoyo Secondary School 1
Bishop Nkoyoyo Secondary School 2
Bishop Nkoyoyo Secondary School 3
Bishop Nkoyoyo Secondary School 4
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For example, we have longstanding contacts with the Bishop Nkoyoyo Secondary School in rural Uganda. It's now one of the best-performing schools in the country, with over 700 students.

Our support has included providing new school buildings, and helping them to establish a computer department and network. Some of the school students we have funded through Makerere University have ended up working with us, at Bartlett Africa Ltd.