Date: February 2013
Boutique international insurance broker La Playa has become the first insurance adviser appointed by London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional organisation, which connects international businesses to London - helping them set up, succeed and grow in the Capital.
London & Partners has assembled a panel of experienced sector experts to advise international companies on every aspect of locating and doing business in London. The organisation assists businesses across several sectors and has extensive experience in creative and media technology sectors, La Playa’s key areas of expertise. London is hot property as a business location, and still glowing from the 2012 Olympics:
*UKTI data referencing:UNCTAD, World Investment Report 2011; Cushman & Wakefield European Cities Monitor: October 2011; European Investment Monitor, www.eyeim.com; World Bank: Doing Business 2010, www.worldbank.org
London & Partners recommends key suppliers and advisers from their panel, which is appointed through a robust application process. Panel members must have essential knowledge and invaluable expertise for businesses expanding into new territories, and are appointed due to their experience, capability and their commitment to assisting Trade and Investment – including lawyers, accountants, tax, marketing, HR and other services.
La Playa has offices in London, Cambridge and New York, enabling it to provide a seamless portfolio of insurance protection for companies operating on both sides of the Atlantic. It serves specialist niches which are high-growth sectors and frequently span international borders:
“We’re delighted to have been invited to join the panel of advisers at London & Partners”,says CEO Mark Boon. “London & Partners offers a superb support network to businesses venturing to our capital and we’re pleased to be able to assist. We have first-hand experience of developing business overseas – we understand the pitfalls and priorities, and in the sectors we work in, insurance is a crucial cornerstone that needs really specialist advice so nothing gets ‘lost in translation’."
Alison McQueen, Author