Q&A with Lorraine Caddick, Commercial Underwriter at Nelson Policies at Lloyd’s

Nelson Policies at Lloyd’s had the pleasure in catching up with our Commercial Underwriter Lorraine Caddick. Have a look at what Lorraine likes about working in the industry, how starting a new job has been in the middle of a pandemic, and what she likes to do in her spare time… 


When did you join Nelson Policies at Lloyd’s?

I joined Nelson Policies in July 2020, in the middle of the pandemic.  I came from Markerstudy Insurance another MGA.


How long have you been working in the insurance industry? 

I started working in insurance in 2007, when I took a maternity leave position in an admin role – I quickly moved into an underwriting role in a newly established team doing commercial underwriting.

I moved to Markerstudy in 2015 to further my career and became a cross class underwriter quoting commercial combined, tradesman and liabilities specialising in liability quotes.  This was where I completed my CII qualification.


What do you like most about working in commercial underwriting?

I like that every day is different and the challenge that comes with this. Every day I learn something new and build on my knowledge – It is a good feeling to know that I can provide quotes that meet the clients’ needs.


How have you found navigating a new job during these challenging times?

It has certainly been a challenge starting a new job.  I have only met my team a few times face to face during my first week due to the current times we find ourselves in.  Yet the whole team have been very friendly, supportive and have made me feel welcome.  They have helped me settle in quickly despite the distance.  We are always in contact with updates regarding work and to make sure we are all okay on a personal level.


What do you like doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I enjoy all things crafty, from making cards to needle felting and sewing. I always like to try something new and now have a dedicated craft room!  When not crafting I enjoy playing a board game or two with my husband, family, and friends… at the moment it is a nice escape as we cannot get out and do much else.

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