Beazley releases local environmental coverage in Canada

The new coverage is targeted to industries including manufacturing, real estate and health care

Beazley, a parent company of specialist insurance companies and underwriters, is now offering local environmental coverage in Canada.

The firm, which manages six Lloyd’s syndicates, will cover environmental risks including operational coverage for businesses that may face claims for polluting the premises of third parties, professional liability coverage for environmental consultants, protection for ongoing fixed site operations and contractors’ pollution liability. The coverage is designed for the manufacturing, industrial, real estate, hospital and educational sectors.

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To launch its specialist environmental policies in Canada, Beazley brought on Nick Bidwell, an experienced underwriter of environmental risks, to focus on fixed site and operational liability risks. Bidwell was previously the Canadian underwriting lead for site liability at Zurich. He will be based in Beazley’s Toronto office.

“We’re excited to expand Beazley’s specialist environmental coverage to the Canadian market and look forward to developing creative solutions for local clients. Nick is extremely knowledgeable about the environmental risks faced by local organizations and will help Beazley build local distribution for risks that don’t typically reach the London market,” says Jayne Cunningham, Beazley’s environmental focus group leader, in a press release.

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