Pioneer Preferred Partners is a Lloyd's facility with authority to underwrite on behalf of Underwriters at Lloyd’s.

Our team was formed in April 2011 to draw on BMS Group’s long term client relationships and to build a business focussed on high quality opportunities across the Property, Casualty, Marine and Personal Accident classes of business.  Whilst business still derives from the BMS portfolio similar arrangements have been initiated with other distribution channels allowing the portfolio to develop through a select group of brokers.

Our team has authority to build a substantial, worldwide portfolio, enjoying the flexibility to write a large number of class codes, drawing on over 40 years of underwriting expertise. The team is led by Andrew Stout, who has over 30 years experience of underwriting many different classes of business at Lloyd’s with QBE, Jago and Syndicate 604.


  • Flexibility to underwrite 115 Lloyd's risk codes. In addition to the core lines Property, Casualty and Marine, the team also write Medical Professional, Long Term Care and Workers Compensation, Personal Accident and Contingency
  • Authority to consider a wide spectrum of risks on an individual, binder or treaty basis
  • Our team has expertise across a number of lines of business, which allows us to create bespoke solutions for complex multi-line risks
  • Remit to selectively consider submissions from non-BMS brokers across all classes
  • Our team work together to provide a rapid response to complex underwriting submissions

ABOUT PIONEER Preferred Partners

  • Pioneer Preferred Partners has binding authority to underwrite on behalf of Liberty Syndicate (A.M. Best rated A)
  • Pioneer Preferred Partners do not lead BMS business, acting only as following capacity
  • £62.5m gross premium capacity
  • Pioneer takes a long term view of risk quality and invests time in getting to know clients and their businesses

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  • A disciplined, quality-focussed approach to underwriting
  • Intent on building long-term value
  • Strong emphasis on MI, reporting and modelling
  • Transparent, collaborative relationship with capital backers
  • Our businesses use specialist underwriting systems


Sophie Chapman

Sophie Chapman