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WHO ARE WE?
IS2 are a technology and consulting business, providing E-Trading platforms exclusively within the General Insurance industry

Founded in 1996, for the last twenty years IS2 have been helping companies to build online businesses which make a real contribution to their bottom line.

The general insurance industry has our sole focus and we offer a comprehensive service to those businesses who are serious about trading online, even for the most complex of commercial schemes and IS2 systems power many global brands and forward thinking brokers.

IS2 can implement an online channel which is beautifully crafted, bespoke to you, your customers and partners and that properly reflects the strengths which are unique to your business.

What IS2 offer encompasses all aspects of what is required, including a proven and resilient trading platform, sophisticated technology, knowhow and domain expertise.

Businesses powered by IS2 offer online quote and buy, supported by relevant real-time MI, dynamic pricing and sophisticated, cost saving, supporting web based back office applications.

IS2 customers include both direct channels (brokers and retail partners) and product providers (insurers and wholesalers) who are seeking to improve and grow distribution, or introduce cost saving efficiencies. The robust IS2 e-trading platform serves in excess of 100,000 quotes per hour, day in day out.

We can talk your language from the outset and we will deliver tangible returns quickly and cost effectively.

Put your vision in safe hands, choose IS2 and get your online advantage.

Given the opportunity, we will not let you down.

Back then

 

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IS2 was formed in 1996. The general insurance industry has had our sole focus for the last 12 years. We were there at the outset of e-trading within the sector and we have learnt a lot over time.

The experience we have gained means we are well qualified to work with you to implement an e-trading strategy for your business. It also important that we have developed a good working knowledge of the GI sector. Of course, we wouldn’t claim to understand your business, but you will not have to waste time educating IS2 on the fundamentals.

Originally IS2 were first approached by Open GI (then Misys) in 2001 to provide an online trading capability for their back office system customers. In this pioneering capacity IS2 provided online quote & buy solutions for Open GI personal lines users and crucially, integrated their online channels with their back office admin systems. Connected the new world to the old.

Right now

 

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Today IS2 provide enabling software through our e-trading platforms, however, our strength is in really understanding what it takes to deliver a successful online insurance business. It is this experience that sets IS2 apart from any competition.

We are a privately owned, independent company. The management of the business is in the hands of a team with over 60 years experience in insurance software solutions for both the general and life industry. The management team combines seasoned insurance industry experience and innovative, but commercially sound technologists.

Our people are passionate about what they do and its testament to our commitment to exceed expectations, that many new customers come from referrals. It is our aim always to develop long term partnerships and to work with like minded businesses, big or small.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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FRED PRITCHARD

Founder director

Fred has worked within the technology sector all of his adult life, after successful careers with NCR and Honeywell he founded Fame Computers in 1982.

Fame pioneered the use of technology within the UK life & general insurance industry, including the first use of EDI within the sector. Fred a successful entrepreneur, built that business from a self-funded start-up, to a business with annual turnover of over £13M, making a profit of £3m and employing 190 full-time staff, with most of the UK’s major insurers as customers.

IS2 benefits from Fred’s wealth of experience and general insurance industry knowledge. He has been responsible for business development and for IS2 gaining some very prestigious customers and key partners.

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SIMON PRITCHARD

Founder director

Simon founded IS2 in 1996 after a career in software development. Providing tools for the early adopters of technology at the point of sale within the insurance industry. Simon quickly identified the opportunity around web-based technology and shaped IS2’s general insurance E-trading platform. He also leads the team which developed barbox.com for Coors, one of the most successful B2B web implementations in the UK, it was the No. 1 website within the hospitality sector, taking over £7M per week in online orders.

He is passionate about how web technology can be used to make a real difference to IS2’s customers. Delivering a tangible ROI for customers is at the heart of IS2 and the operational development strategy is driven by Simon is to provide an agile approach, meaning IS2’s customers can benefit from the company’s flexible and rapid time to market capability.

 

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RICHARD GREEN

Technical director

Richard was with the Express Insurance Group for 9 years prior to joining IS2. Express Insurance were early adopters of the IS2 online E-trading platform and Richard was responsible for their online channels from a technical perspective.

At IS2 Richard sets the technical strategy for the business and ensures our chosen development platform and infrastructure are robust enough to meet the requirements that high volume 24/7 E-trading demands.

Although he is an extraordinary technologist responsible for IS2’s technical strategy, he has a very detailed working knowledge of general insurance products and broker businesses.

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ADRIAN HUNT

Head of e-trading platform

Adrian first joined IS2 in 2000 in a software development role. During his time here he has worked on many different projects, from high volume personal lines systems, through to niche commercial schemes. The experience he has gained is invaluable and his GI product knowledge, we think – is second to none.

He is responsible for bringing much of the key functionality within our commercial lines E-Trading platform to market. Although he now overseas development teams, he still has a very hands on approach and can regularly be seen grappling with even the most complex of underwriting guides.

Our CL platform has an ambitious product roadmap and we know this in safe hands.

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PETER KNIGHT

Head of project delivery

Pete has been with IS2 over 15 years now. Pete is a talented creative designer, with a product design background and originally worked within the business in the key area of user interface development and creative design. This is an area which is underestimated by many, at their cost  – and is finally being recoginsed as one of the most important components in any web channel.

Pete has developed his GI knowledge to a high level and played a key part in ensuring IS2 meet the expectations of our customers in terms of delivering against requirements and budget.

As a natural progression, Pete now has overall responsibility for project delivery and all the coordination that is required with stakeholders to ensure the project is a success. We call this Head Of Project Delivery, not that a creative a title we know, but Pete is!

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ALGUER GALCERAN

Head of UI

Alguer’s role at IS2 is to ensure what can be complex user journeys are presented to the customer in the most effective way possible.  Given the products can also sometimes be complex, this is where Alguer’s deep understanding of the web and user interfaces is so important.

This is a really key area for IS2 and one of our major strengths. The user journeys we build are smart and dynamic. Efficient in terms of the data collected, responding to the details of the risk and the products selected in real-time, to ensure the interaction with the customer is smooth and free of frustrations as is possible.

Alguer works with recognised brands and understands that the representation of an existing brand is crucial in any new web channels that get developed, but if its a new brief, he has the creative capacity to turn your vision into a reality.