Besso is an old Italian family name, steeped in centuries of insurance tradition and became a Lloyd’s Broker in 1967.
The current management acquired the Company in 1985 and after a brief spell as a subsidiary of one of the major international broking organisations, was re-established as an independent company in 1995 following a management buy-out.
The Group has expanded over the years with the acquisition of CBC UK Limited in 2003, the establishment of Besso Re Limited in 2004 and the acquisition of H. Bernstein Insurance Brokers Limited in 2006. The latter now forms part of the Besso UK division within Besso Limited. Besso Limited in turn has expanded over the years with the arrival of specialist teams, which has combined with steady growth in its traditional broking areas.
The Besso Group now has staff of just under 300 people and is based in the City with headquarters in the Crescent, between the Minories and Tower Hill, with CBC UK Limited located in Mansell Street.
The reliance placed on face-to-face negotiations with the Insurance Market means that individual broking skills have a vital role to play. Besso has a long-standing policy of attracting the leading specialists across the full range of markets in which we transact business.
The Group prides itself on having not simply the expertise but also the experience, and the market personalities, to recognise and faithfully service the Group’s clients’ best interests.
The Group’s goal is unequivocal: to offer clients the full breadth and depth of expertise they have the right to expect of a first-class Lloyd’s Broker, but with the added benefit of the close personal attention that has long been Besso’s hallmark.
Contact details & registered office:-
Besso Group, 8-11 Crescent, London, EC3N 2LY
Tel: 020 7480 1000