Welcome to Markel International

About us
We are Markel, insurance specialists who give people and businesses throughout the world the confidence and freedom to perform at their best. Originally family run, Markel is a global brand looking after the commercial insurance needs of major businesses, SMEs, professionals and sole traders.

Markel International is built around two key business areas; One Wholesale and Markel UK.

One Wholesale is made up of underwriting and an award winning claims team who are specialists in the following classes of business: Cyber, Energy, Equine & Livestock, Marine, Professional & Financial Risks, and Trade Credit, Political Risk & Surety. Our underwriters and claims teams work collaboratively with underwriting support, delegated underwriting and strategic business development to create the best solutions possible for our clients, and provide exceptional development opportunities for our staff.

We are headquartered in the “Walkie Talkie” building in London and also have a significant presence in Asia and the US – a global brand.

Markel UK is an SME-focused expert in providing insurance, tax and law services that deliver exceptional results when it matters most.

We offer insurance in sectors like Social Welfare, Professional Risks, Cyber Risk, Technology Products and Biomedical & Life Sciences. The Insurance Times Broker survey named Markel as the Best Commercial Lines Insurer 2019/2020!

Our goal to be one of the world’s great speciality insurers.


The Markel Style

Every organisation has a guiding principle that shapes it’s culture and behaviour. It’s what makes us stand out from our competitors and attracts and retains talent. Our principle is ‘Bold Ideas, Honest Actions’. The statement was created using the Markel Style and is a benchmark our actions can be measured against.

We bring the Style to life with our actions, not just our words. We can create an environment where people are able to authentically bring their true selves to work. Markel’s 5 areas of commitment underpin our core values, and which relate to today's challenges and opportunities fall within 5 main pillars. We call this The Style In Action.


Diversity & Inclusion
Inclusion is fundamental at Markel and it’s embedded in the Markel Style: honesty and fairness in all our dealings; holding the individual’s right to self determination in the highest light; looking for a better way of doing things and providing an atmosphere in which people can reach their full potential.

Community at Markel is all about how we interact with our colleagues at work, how we interact with our business partners and service providers and how we interact with the wider world around us.

At Markel, we talk often about building one of the world’s great companies. We want to do this for our customers and shareholders, but we also want to do this for our people. The goal is to ensure we have a happy, healthy workforce, who feel supported from the top down

Markel has a commitment to success. Recognising the value of each person’s contribution is essential to making our workplace continue to stand out from our competitors

Markel is built on innovation. Sam Markel was an innovator of his time, insuring what was then uninsurable. To continue to stay relevant in our every changing world innovation is paramount to driving us forward.

We are Markel

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