Bluefin creates Specialty group

Bluefin announced the appointment of Keith Longthorneas Interim Head of Health & Care amidst changes to its Specialismsdivision, headed by Commercial Director, Mike Owen.

Following a structural review, a Specialty groupwithin Specialisms has been created which includes Health & Care, CorporatePartnerships, Professions, Trade Credit and Welshpool sections of the business.Mark Westgarth, previously Managing Director of Professions, has been appointedhead of this new unit.

Keith joins Bluefin from Towergate having spent 5years as its Managing Director of the Care division, consisting of TowergatePatrick, Towergate MIA and Towergate Professional Risks. He brings over 40 yearsof industry experience in a variety of roles.

Keith Longthorne commented: “I am delighted to take onthis new role at Bluefin and am very much looking forward to helping growBluefin’s presence in the Health & Care sector. Working with Mark and theteam I know we can provide the expertise and specialist insurance support ourclients look for in the market.”

Mark Westgarth, Head of Specialty said: “I am reallypleased to be entrusted with this new responsibility and I will certainly beworking hard to make sure we provide quality insurance propositions to ourvarious clients. Knowing that Bluefin understands the diversity of specialistinsurance cover is what makes us stand out to our clients and I will be channellingthis throughout the various specialisms in my remit. I am pleased to be able tobring an experienced body like Keith to help with our ambitious growth plans inHealth & Care in the coming years.”