“You’re fired!”

As fans of The Apprentice will know, launching and running your own business is not for faint-hearted.

The London insurance market is however home to a wealth of entrepreneurs; creating broking

and underwriting business or founding support services. David Howden, Stephen Catlin and Steve McGill, to name but a few, have all created and run businesses that are now worth millions of pounds.

An appetite to take risk is clearly a fundamental part of the DNA of this market as is the desire to carve your own path. So, if you see your future as the next Lord Sugar, beginning your career in specialty insurance is not a bad place to start.

As founder and managing director of Insurercore, Peter’s seen his initial idea for a site that would help insurance professionals network, grow into a fully-fledged digital platform used by firms and professionals across the insurance market. But it’s not always been a smooth ride...

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I was working with a smart, interesting and skilled team of colleagues but as I looked at the future, I knew that staying in the corporate world was not for me...

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