Meet Our Commercial Division Team

Since founding in 1984, Nelson Policies at Lloyd’s has gone from strength to strength, evolving to become a market leader in offering insurance to intermediaries across the UK.

The talent and experience of our Commercial division plays a pivotal role in our ongoing success in providing insurance solutions through a network of brokers.

Our committed and highly‐skilled Commercial underwriters offer bespoke solutions for both standard and non‐standard combined businesses, providing incredibly flexible products.

We’d love to introduce you to our team of commercial underwriters in our ‘meet our commercial team’ feature.

Claire Merenda

Senior Commercial Underwriter

Claire Merenda is an experienced underwriter and holds a diploma with the Chartered Insurance Institute. Having worked at GRE, Evolution and Axa, Claire joined the Nelson’s Commercial team in 2017 where her experience in broker relationships and servicing is invaluable.

Dean Hollman

Senior Commercial Underwriter

Before joining Nelson in 2020 Dean began his career in 2008 within motor claims negotiating Personal Injury and Credit Hire settlements before moving to Commercial Underwriting at Markerstudy in 2017. He specialises in open market underwriting of commercial combined products, building strong relationships with brokers and developing policy wordings and endorsements. Outside of the office he enjoys walks with his beagle and brewing beer.

Kelly Staggs

Commercial Renewal Underwriter

Kelly has been working with Nelson’s since 2006 and responsibility for the renewal book. Kelly is one of the longest‐standing members of the Nelson team.

Lorraine Caddick

Commercial Underwriter

Lorraine started her career in the insurance industry in 2007 at Capita, where she worked in numerous roles before joining Markerstudy in 2015. She progressed to become a Commercial Underwriter with a specialism in liabilities, whilst also being cross-class trained in Property Owners and Commercial Combined. She later joined Nelsons in 2020 as a Commercial Underwriter.

Rafferty Lyons

Assistant Renewel Underwriter

Before Rafferty joined Nelson Policies in 2021 his insurance career started in 2016 with Markerstudy. Raff started in Sales and worked his way into Commercial Underwriting specialising in a Travelling Showman’s scheme along with Liability and Commercial Combined risks.

To find out more about our Commercial products and how our talented team can provide a bespoke insurance solution for standard and non‐standard commercial businesses, please fill out our online form, call 01622 681243 or email

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