Welcome to AirSP

  • The Market Association for Insurance & Reinsurance Service Providers

    AirSP represents professional Service Providers from across the world who deliver high quality work to the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry in both the Live and Run-Off markets. We offer...

    • A range of networking events throughout the year to which guests can be invited
    • Valuable marketing opportunities
    • The opportunity to take part in panel discussions at key market events
    • Member discounts
    • Low annual subscriptions

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Chocolate Tasting Evening - Thursday 10 May

We are delighted to invite you to a Dark Sugars Chocolate Tasting Evening. You will be greeted with a Dark Sugars hot chocolate of your choice - from spiced to saffron to salted caramel , they have it covered!

Dark Sugars is simply THE hip and happening chocolatier in the fashionable Brick Lane area. Superb chocolates, also selling hot chocolate drinks – AND with a bar! What more does an insurance service provider need?

There will then be the chocolate tasting with founder Nyanga, who will share more about the Dark Sugars history and story. A glass of wine is included in the ticket price, as is the goodie bag of truffles you will leave with.

Dark Sugars has a licensed bar, at which you are welcome to purchase further alcoholic beverages or soft drinks if you so wish.

The event will take place at 6.00pm on Thursday 10 May at Dark Sugars Cocoa House, 124-126 Brick Lane, London, E1. It promises to be both highly enjoyable and great for entertaining friends and clients, and for networking.

Tickets for the event are priced at £30.00 per person for Members and their guests (£35.00 for non-members) - numbers are limited so please book as early as possible. To purchase tickets [PLEASE CLICK ON FORTHCOMING EVENTS]

The event is open to members and their guests, as well non-members. Please circulate this message to others within your organisation, to your colleagues and friends outside and, of course, to potential members. Places will be allocated on a first come first served* basis.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Secretary, Tracy Bailey, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to socialising with you.

Board of AirSP

*places will not be allocated until payment has been received.

International Women's Day 2018

What glass ceiling?

Ahead of the curve once again, AirSP celebrated International Women’s Day, with a cut glass seminar celebrating the diversity and inclusivity which lies at the heart of The City.

We were delighted to host Dame Inga Beale, the first female head of Lloyd’s of London, who’s message of “be true to yourself” has such relevance today beyond gender or other barriers.

The audience was truly captivated by Inga’s enthusiasm and drive for recognition of excellence wherever it lay - her own career is testimony to perseverance in the face of male dominance. But her overriding observation was that effort, expertise and application will always be recognised.

Robert Harrison

GDPR Presentation - 6 February 2018

AirSP’s guest speaker on 6th February, Quentin Archer could not have been more relevant nor more informed and fascinating. GDPR was the subject. It is here. It is unavoidable and it is a considerable challenge to all in the insurance and reinsurance world. Yet Quentin introduced the complexities with ease and humour. A solid reflection on a good speaker is the Q&A to follow. There were many questions & all - both on the floor of the seminar & afterwards in the bar of the The Broker's Wine Bar, Leadenhall Market - generated more knowledge & informed comment by all attending.

Another highly entertaining & relevant seminar from AirSP.

Robert Harrison

Presentation by Penny Hudson - 10 January 2018

Penny Hudson has spent many years working in Gibraltar obtaining authorisation for, and then running and managing, captives and agencies there. A familiar face at the Rendezvous de Septembre and other (re)insurance conferences, with global links and expertise, she joined Artex 4 years ago, since when she has spent two years working with the Malta office before returning to the UK to put her vast experience to work in compliance.

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With her specialist background and knowledge of the (re)insurance laws and practice of these different locations, with significant (re)insurance players, likely to be substantially impacted by Brexit, she talked to AirSP about the problems, risk and opportunities as Brexit draws closer. She explained how, so far as possible, the problems can be avoided, the risks managed and the opportunities taken by those seeking to do business in the UK and the EU in the years to come.

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Since no-one yet knows the parameters of the UK’s future relationship with the EU in (re)insurance, obviously precautions need to be taken. Both regulatory regimes (‘equivalence’ was mentioned in her speech and in much audience participation) and market access need careful assessment, and continuing monitoring as negotiations move forward.

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With nimble footwork and astute assessment, in which these smaller jurisdictions excel, and with the talent that they have, Penny believes and convinced her audience not only that the UK market should continue to thrive but also that Malta and Gibraltar will be able to accommodate to, and still have a valuable role, in the market in the future. They will continue to provide a launch’ platform for those wishing to insure risks in the EU and the UK.

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The watchword is: adaptability. We shall all have to adapt to the new regimes and relationships which Brexit will create. Malta and Gibraltar have the skills, and the (re)insurance base to be in the fore-front of the players doing so, and should remain players of whom everyone should take account.