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Tracey McCreath ACII

Head of Media, Entertainment & Broking Operations
Mobile: +44 (0) 7747 536965
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Tracey is a specialist in insurance for the creative sectors, heading up our Media & Entertainment practice. She also oversees our broking systems, and the design and delivery of best practice in broking operations across the business. With a background in the City and three decades of insurance experience, advising clients, and managing complex insurance portfolios, Tracey is also a Chartered Insurance Broker. She’s a regular runner, mainly to counterbalance her cake obsession... 

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Catherine Lineham Dip CII

Account Executive
Mobile: +44 (0) 7876 825571
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Catherine has over 15 years’ insurance experience as both a commercial underwriter and broker. Catherine previously spent seven years living and working in Spain in the property sector, and still enjoys visiting Spain regularly. When not insuring all kinds of media clients and art events she hits the gym or yoga mat and then the spa.

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Jane Byde ACII

Account Executive
Mobile: +44 (0) 7342 997211
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Jane joined us in 2017, with ten years of experience dealing with large and complex risks in the Lloyds Market. Jane is a Chartered Insurance Broker, has a degree in History of Art and diplomas in Museum Studies and Wines & Spirits. After hours Jane can usually be found on the yoga mat, poking around in a museum, or singing.  

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Gareth Cotton

Account Executive
Mobile: +44 (0) 7762 905202
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Gareth studied business management at university, and now has over 7 years’ broking experience. He was one of eight finalists in the national Young Broker of the Year Awards in 2013. When he’s not busy being super dad, Gareth is a competitive runner and has a keen interest in technology and music production. 

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Rory Macrae

Account Handler
Mobile: +44 (0) 7392 319809
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Rory joined us in 2016 having spent three years in commercial film production. Rory works across both the Arts & Entertainment and Science & Technology teams. Outside of work, Rory enjoys playing the guitar and rugby, both with limited success.

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“La Playa has an excellent understanding of the orchestral business and operates as a business partner, not just an insurance service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them, a great team.”

Britten Sinfonia

 

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About La Playa Arts & Entertainment

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

The arts present a very specific set of risk exposures – and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organisation.

Our exclusive portfolio policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk. The show must always go on - insurance isn’t just about processing a claim, it’s about thinking laterally to solve challenges and problems fast.

At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist insurance for entertainment and the arts
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Premiums start from £560 inclusive of IPT

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel

 

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