Charities & Care

Societal change brings new and enhanced challenges to the charity and care sectors, requiring specialist insurance advice.

Employee Benefits

In today’s competitive employment market a well-designed benefits package is essential to attract, retain and reward high quality talent.  We focus on designing attractive benefit plans which enable your business to offer market leading solutions.

Global Programs

Experience in arranging global programmes, and mature relationships around the world, are an essential of insuring the modern business.

Tech & Innovation

We have developed a flexible ‘full service’ proposition for today’s technology businesses, and commit to continually innovating our solutions for our clients’ evolving needs.


It is important that the insurance a modern business buys represents its challenges in the marketplace, as opposed to a traditional insurance package.

Year: 2015

Albion Ventures invests £2m in broker

Albion Ventures, the venture capital investor, has announced its funds will invest up to £2 million in Innovation Broking, an independent commercial insurance broking business providing corporate insurance broking services to companies and individuals seeking expert advice at board level. Innovation is led by Paul Dickson, chief executive officer (CEO) and Howard Pearson, managing director.... read more

Innovation Broking Attracts £2m VC Investment

Venture capital investor Albion Ventures is to invest £2m in commercial broker Innovation Broking. Innovation is led by CEO Paul Dickson, former founder of Dickson Insurance Brokers which was sold to Giles Insurance in 2008, and managing director Howard Pearson, formerly Giles managing director south region and CEO of OAMPS UK, now part of Arthur... read more

Albion Ventures invests £2m in Innovation Broking

Venture capitalists say they will help broker’s growth plans. Venture capitalists Albion Ventures will invest £2m in Innovation Broking to help its growth plans. Innovation, which is based in Watford and led by CEO Paul Dickson and managing director Howard Pearson, said it will be targeting clients seeking insurance for technology-related risk exposures. That includes... read more

Ex-Gallagher duo’s new broker gets £2m VC funding

Albion Ventures invests in Dickson and Pearson’s Innovation Broking Venture capital firm Albion Ventures will invest up to £2m in new commercial broker Innovation Broking. The broker was set up by chief executive Paul Dickson and managing director Howard Pearson, both senior figures at Giles and subsequently Arthur J Gallagher, and started operating in April... read more

Ex-Gallagher brokers’ new firm breaks £1m GWP barrier in first six weeks

Howard Pearson and former Gallagher regional managing director Paul Dickson start-up joins international insurance network TechAssure Start-up broker Innovation Broking has broken the £1m gross written premium (GWP) barrier in its first six weeks, according to development director Howard Pearson. The company has also joined international, non-profit insurance consortium TechAssure. Innovation was set up by... read more

TechAssure Names New UK Member

TechAssure has named Innovation Broking as it’s newest member. Innovation Broking is an independent commercial insurance brokerage, based near London, that caters to middle-market technology clientele. Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson, both well-regarded experts in the industry, launched Innovation Broking earlier in the year. “Our focus has always been working with companies seeking knowledgeable and... read more

Former Gallagher executives Dickson and Pearson launch new broker

Innovation Broking will provide advisory service around technology to mid-market companies Two former Arthur J Gallagher executives have joined forces and launched a brokerage called Innovation Broking to plug what they believe is a gap in the technology market. Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson, the chief executive and development director respectively of the new business,... read more

Ex-Gallagher duo Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson launch new broker

Innovation Broking focuses on mid-market emerging technology clients Former Arthur J Gallagher and Giles executives Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson have reunited to launch a new broker, Insurance Times can reveal. Innovation Broking, which started operating at the beginning of April, is a commercial retail broker focused on providing insurance and boardroom advice to mid-market... read more