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Mike Taylor-West ACII

Director Global Markets
Private Client, Marine & Aviation

Direct Tel: +44 (0) 203 290 1774
Mobile: +44 (0) 7500 109737
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Mike is a Maritime Business & Marine Law alumnus of the Institute of Marine Studies, University of Plymouth. He is also a graduate of Britannia Royal Naval College, and a Chartered Insurance Broker. Mike brings over 20 years of international private client insurance experience, passion and enthusiasm to La Playa. Mike is also a keen windsurfer and skier. 

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Mark Boon ACII

CEO
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With thirty years' experience, Mark specialises in insurance for the creative sectors, where his expertise has seen him handle multi-million pound claims. An "early adopter", Mark is passionate about innovation and creativity, and has designed many specialist niche insurance programmes himself. Mark is one very few insurance professionals both licensed in New York State and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London.

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Helen Hollins ACII

Senior Account Executive
Direct Tel: +44 (0) 1223 200672
Mobile: +44 (0) 7802 716762
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A graduate of Sheffield University, Helen joined La Playa in 2016 after 12 years in the Aviation division of Willis, London. Helen has significant broking experience with both large corporations and private individuals, and is highly dedicated to her clients. Helen is mother of two young daughters, a keen singer, and occasionally a Clog dancer.

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Juliet Allan

Marketing Director
Direct Tel: +44 (0) 1223 200658
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Juliet is a founding mother of La Playa, and takes care of the way we look and feel. Her main job is translating corporate insurance speak into everyday language. She is passionate about business culture, playfulness and Corporate Social Responsibility. Juliet eats a lot of chocolate and breaks a lot of phones.

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“La Playa: Insurance with Intelligence. Passionate. Discerning. Independent.”

 

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About La Playa Marine

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

Our Marine team has decades of experience in yacht insurance – we can guide you through the decision-making process, providing personalised risk advice and protecting your precious downtime. We provide a human face to make sense of marine insurance – real people who work with you at your pace, providing as much (or as little) detail as you wish.

But what makes us unusual is our “portfolio” approach, allowing you to combine your marine, home and vehicle insurance needs. This is no “bolt-on”: by streamlining specialist marine insurance with high net worth home and motor cover, we present an overall more attractive risk package to the insurer. This can mean better rates and time savings - just one payment and a single policy anniversary, minimising the possibilities for gaps in cover and maximising your peace of mind.

In-house Wealth Management

We also offer Investments & Pensions and Financial  Planning: 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, global policies for affluent lifestyles
  • Independent, specialist advice
  • Boutique–style, luxury service
  • “Can do” culture
  • Worldwide capability: offices in London & New York
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