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

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.

About Us

Innovation Broking is an independent commercial insurance broker, specialising in board level advice and risk management services for larger UK based companies.

Our People

Paul Dickson FCII


Paul has over 35 years’ insurance broking experience and founded the award-winning Dickson Insurance Brokers.  This was sold to Giles Insurance in 2008 where Paul was MD for London and South Region and most recently at Arthur J. Gallagher where he managed 14 offices and c£70m in GWP.  In 2000 Paul created one of the UK’s first cyber liability policies, “Insuranc-e” and for 11 years he was the principal general insurance contributor to the Daily Mail on Sunday “Ask the Experts” column.

Paul sits on BIBA’s Smaller Brokers Advisory Board and on the Board of TechAssure, the technology-risks association.

Howard Pearson FCII

Managing Director

Prior to Innovation Broking Howard was CEO of OAMPS (UK), a top 50 UK insurance broker comprising Lloyd’s broker, an underwriting business specialising in pollution from oil in vehicles, a regional insurance broker and an environmental  and contamination consultancy.  Before that he was MD of Miller Insurance Services (UK) Ltd, the gold standard for quality in the insurance broking industry and from 2007 to 2009 MD – Commercial Business and a Board Director at Giles Insurance.  Howard is also known for establishing the first European insurance broking practice for mid- size Life Science companies in the UK and cornering over 60% of the market share.

Andrew Buckingham FCMA


Andrew joined Innovation Broking in 2017 and brings to the business many years’ international experience of leading teams in fast growing, publicly listed and privately backed software and technology business where he has held CFO, Board and senior finance roles with responsibilities for delivering and developing financial, operational, systems and compliance requirements.

Adrian Swarbrick

Director - Employee Benefits

Beginning his career in 1985 with Scottish Amicable, Adrian has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of Employee Benefits with clients ranging from large multinationals, the public sector to SME’s and start-ups.  Here he has led the setup of local and International benefit programmes, TUPE transfers and structured insurances to protect business continuity and succession.  In summary a lot of excellent experience.


Katy Maloney

Account Executive

Katy is an experienced executive with over 15 years of commercial experience, 7 of which have been working with Paul where she supports him on major accounts.  With great experience built up in specialist areas, such as travel and leisure, Katy works closely with our overseas broking partners to arrange international insurance coverage for clients.

Nathalie Sargent ACII

Account Executive

Nathalie has more than 20 years’ broking experience where she has developed excellent skills in the High Net Worth and Commercial Insurance marketplaces.  Prior to joining Innovation in January 2016, Nathalie worked at the Gallagher’s London head office as a Senior Client Manager.

Jonathan Marlow

Senior Account Executive

Jon has more than 10 years commercial broking experience in regional insurance offices, and joined Innovation in December 2017. Jon brings a track record for business growth and a natural ability to cultivate valued client relationships.

Ryan Sherer

Director - London

With more than 10 years’ experience in the London Insurance market including time with one of the largest global brokers, Arthur J Gallagher, Ryan has handled an array of challenging and impressive insurance risks from major professional firms, commercial businesses, family offices to property owners and HNW individuals.

Gina Bartley APFS

Senior Financial Adviser/CFP

Gina has more than 28 years’ experience within the industry (17 of those working for Paul) providing high quality advice and guidance to companies and their employees in relation to pensions and benefits.  Specialising in both pre and post retirement needs and pension planning, Gina is the pension specialist.

Andrew Britt DipPFS MAQ

Senior Pension Consultant

Andrew has more than 25 years industry experience and the past 17 of those have been with Paul.  With that sound Employee Benefits background Andrew has been a key contact for many of our corporate clients and is integral to the business strategy of developing strong working relationships with new and existing UK and international clients.

Nicki Chapman

Executive Assistant to CEO

“Super PA” Nicki Chapman, holder of the CII Certificate of Proficiency, has been Paul’s executive assistant for 28 years. Resourceful, industrious and loyal, Nicki ensures that Paul’s professional life runs as smoothly as possible. Known to many clients and business partners, Nicki is the organisational face of the company, juggling diaries, booking appointments, arranging and managing events such as the company’s annual golf day.

Our Partners

We are very pleased to be actively partnered with the following organisations where Paul Dickson currently sits on the board of senior committees and where Howard Pearson has held these roles in the past.  We firmly believe that only by active immersion in quality trade bodies can we truly gain competitive advantage for our clients.

The Worldwide Insurance Network Group (WING) is a select panel of independent insurance brokers providing a coordinated, integrated insurance and risk management solution for businesses who operate on the global stage.

Innovation Broking is the UK member of TechAssure – the highly acclaimed non-profit association of international insurance brokers who focus on technology related risks and high growth PE backed businesses.

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.

Paul Dickson sits on BIBA’s smaller broker advisory panel dealing with major issues affecting the industry.

Our Investors

We are delighted to have as Investors into our business, Albion Capital, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK.  Click here to learn more about Albion Capital

Albion Capital press release about the innovation Broking investment

In the community

Cassiobury Rangers FC U9 in 2015 ( Parental permissions obtained)

Innovation is very proud to sponsor the Cassiobury Rangers FC U9s coached by Innovation’s own Andy Draper.  They are based at Parmiters School in Garston, North Watford which offers a safe and fun environment in which they can enjoy their football and improve their skills.

Emerging Talent

Innovation also supports the “Emerging Talent Fund” sponsoring athletes pushing themselves toward Olympic and Paralympic competition. Click here to look at the site which is very inspiring.

Credit card payments

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We accept credit card payments for most personal insurance policies. Documentation may be delivered via email or a paper copy in the post to you. Click here for more information.