Press Releases

Press Releases


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La Playa Finalist for ‘UK Broker of the Year’ at British Insurance Awards 2015

May 2015

La Playa Appoints Wealth Manager Henry Metcalf
La Playa has appointed chartered wealth manager Henry Metcalf (Chartered MCSI PCIAM) to its financial services arm - encouraging clients to see the bigger picture, with insurance as integral to their financial planning.

February 2015

La Playa’s Gareth Cotton Makes Final 8 for Insurance Times IT Pack Member of the Year
Now in its fifth year, the national competition brings together the brightest young stars in the broking industry to compete for the coveted title.

November 2013

La Playa Gears Up for Growth Acceleration 
Boutique international insurance broker La Playa has made the following changes to its line-up:

Matthew Mullee, co-founder and formerly Director: Private Client has been appointed Director of Growth & Acquisition. Mike Taylor-West, ACII, formerly Head of Private Client and Marine, London has been promoted to Director: Private Client.

March 2013

15% Discount on New D&O Policies
Protect your board and management team from personal financial risk. We're offering 15% off all new Directors & Officers (D&O) policies quoted/placed before 1st April 2013, following the sharp rise in legal disputes involving company directors.  More >>

February, 2013

La Playa Appointed to Advisory Panel for International Business Investing in London
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. More >> 
February, 2013

La Playa Recognised by UKTI
Boutique international insurance broker La Playa has become the first insurance adviser to join the UKTI’s UK Advisory NetworkMore >>

January, 2013

Life on Board
Life on board should be stress-free - after all you’re there to enjoy your yacht and time afloat. You don’t, want to be concerned about whether your jewellery and personal belongings are adequately protected. More >>

December, 2012

Luxury Brands Join Forces: Aston Martin Works and La Playa Partner-up
La Playa is pleased to announce its new partnership with Aston Martin Works - the historic home of Aston Martin and unique 21st century sales facility, as a trusted insurance partner. More >>

November, 2012

How to Avoid the Top 6 Cancellation Blunders
If you’re planning an event in the run up to the festive season you could be exposed, financially. More >>

November, 2012

Auto-enrolment: a brief summary
In force from October 2012, this legislation places the onus of pensions firmly onto the employer by making them “auto-enrol” all relevant workers into a qualifying pension scheme. More >>

October, 2012

Working with Young People in the Arts 
Working with young people can be heaps of fun and very rewarding - but it carries a whole range of risk too.  You need good advice both on the “working with children” aspect and the musical/performance elements. More >>

October, 2012

New Marine Labour Regulations - what do they mean for your insurance?
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 has received its thirtieth ratification and is likely to become law within 12 months.  La Playa’s Mike Taylor-West highlights the insurance implications. More >>

September, 2012

Private Client Marine Insurance - Your Marine Insurance Checklist
Advice you can trust from an expert who understands you. More >>

August, 2012

10 Insurance Tips for Boat Owners
Buying a boat is probably one of the biggest purchase decisions after your home – perhaps it’s the most important purchase made in a lifetime, but research suggests that people spend a fraction of the time they spend on home insurance on their boat cover.  These tips from La Playa will help protect your wallet - and those precious hours on the water - from nasty hitches.  More >>

July, 2012

Going Away Checklist
Preparing to ride off into the sunset for the summer?  La Playa’s Private Client Director Matthew Mullee highlights the importance of shoring up your home while it’s unoccupied. More >>

June, 2012

93 Days to the October Pension Changes: Are you Ready?
Mike Palmer of La Playa Financial Management services urges companies to review existing pension plans as new legislation comes into force this October 2012. More >>

May, 2012

Ready, Set, GO! 7 Steps to Olympic-Proof Your Arts Organisation
As many prepare to take part in the hundreds of events this summer for the Olympic Festival, insurance specialist Tracey McCreath advises how to ‘Olympic-proof’ your arts organisation so you can enjoy the festivities without compromising your bottom-line. More >>

May, 2012

The Biggest Event Of The Decade Is Coming... 
Can you afford NOT to buy Cancellation Insurance?
In a year of high profile performance events, insurance specialist Paula Hawthorne urges arts organisations to work through their risk exposures to cancellation – and to think smart when buying Cancellation Insurance.
More >>

April, 2012

Suits in Boots 2012 - The Results 
The 2012 ‘Suits in Boots’ football extravaganza, in support of the Street Child World Cup charity, culminated with victory for Deloitte with their win against Eversheds. La Playa also triumphed in the women’s final against London 2012 with a climactic penalty shoot-out. More >>   MroM

April, 2012

Suits in Boots 2012
La Playa will again front the Cambridge business community in a “World Cup” 5-a-side tournament to support the Street Child World Cup. More >>

April, 2012

The Rising Costs of Risks in Cyberspace 
Business risk in cyberspace is getting expensive.  Data security breaches and social media activities are two red-hot issues that expose businesses of every size to huge financial and reputational risk. More >>

February, 2012

Protect the Fruits of Your Invention! 
Sci-tech broker La Playa comes to the aid of vulnerable R&D labs with the launch of Lab PortfolioTM, a flexible, modular insurance policy designed for start-up, early stage and SME research and development businesses. An R&D Insurance Checklist is included. More >>

February, 2012

La Playa's Private Client Group Launches London Marine Skipper
Mike Taylor-West joins La Playa as Head of Private Client & Marine, London as the company heads into the wind with a new specialist provision for yachts and pleasure craft. More >>

January, 2012

Wysing Corporate Collective - La Playa founds UK’s first corporate art collective
 Cutting-edge insurance specialist La Playa has launched the UK’s first corporate art collective, bringing together like-minded businesses to invest in art works for their offices. More >>

October, 2011

Hungry for Talent
Boutique international insurance broker La Playa has popped a growth hormone, taking on 9 new staff in its London and Cambridge offices since the start of the year.  And it’s hungry for more. More>>

July, 2011

Stand Up for your Patent Rights!
At last SMEs have the capability to fight for their Intellectual Property in court. Patenting your ideas is important – but it’s crucial to protect them with proper insurance too.  La Playa’s Matthew Clark celebrates the arrival of a new insurance product that’s made for SMEs. More >>

April, 2011

Suits in Boots!
La Playa will again front the Cambridge business community in a “World Cup” 5-a-side tournament to support the Street Child World Cup. More >>

April, 2011 

La Playa Wins UKTI Scholarship
La Playa’s Marketing Director, Juliet Allan, has won a UKTI scholarship to the prestigious North American Marketing Programme at the J L Kellogg School of Management, Chicago. More >>

April, 2011 
ABO Insurance Scheme
With arts organisations reeling after the recent round of funding cuts, the Association of British Orchestras and specialist arts insurance broker La Playa have devised a scheme through which orchestras can pool buying power to secure better cover at realistic rates. More >>
March, 2011

La Playa’s Leading Lights
London, New York and Cambridge-based insurance specialist La Playa has made two key internal appointments, promoting Tracey McCreath to Director, Media, Arts & Entertainment, and Paula Hawthorne to Head of Performing Arts.  More >>

March, 2011


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Michael C, Private Client


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