About us

H.W. Wood Ltd. was founded in 1982 and are proud to be an established Lloyd’s broking house offering a wide range of specialist lines. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of H.W. International B.V. and are truly independent with the UK office based in St. Mary Axe, the heart of the London Insurance market. Initially specialising in the introduction of unique insurance solutions for major International Real Estate clients, the business soon expanded into Fine Art and Specie, Corporate, Construction, Marine and Professional Lines. We have created a wholly owned global network with expertise in 17 offices across the world and with clients in more than 70 countries. As a private owned global independent broker with over 300 employees, hundreds of millions of premium placed into the global, composite and Lloyd’s insurance market space, we believe we are uniquely positioned to provide our customers with quality insurance solutions, advice and personal services.

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H. W. Wood Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Our trading principles


We are proud to be an independent global insurance broker. We are not conflicted by or accountable to corporate shareholders or owned by an insurance company.

Privately Owned

We are privately owned, which gives us the advantage of having a great business stability, and allows us to establish a single criterion for clients management procedures.


Our people and our reputation are our assets. We have worked hard to create an exceptional team who aspire to be seen as a trusted partner and relish the opportunity to challenge convention.


We have an excellent reputation for integrity and professionalism. We ensure that our teams have a high levels professional and technical qualifications.


We focus on industry sectors where our experience, expertise and resources set us apart from our competitors. Our dedicated teams for risk and claims management are key to exceed our client’s expectations.


We are able to compete at the highest level; yet are small enough to give a professional and personal advisory service.


Our specialist team work in partnership delivering a full service approach based on our clients’ needs, allowing us to deliver integrated solutions which are fit for purpose.

Lloyd's of London

Lloyd’s is the world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, bringing together an outstanding concentration of underwriting expertise and talent. It is often the first to insure emerging, unusual and complex risks.

Around 80 syndicates underwrite insurance at Lloyd’s, covering all classes of business. Together they interact with thousands of brokers daily to create insurance solutions for businesses in over 200 countries and territories around the world. Lloyd’s insures the majority of FTSE 100 and Dow Jones industrial average companies.

Lloyd’s enjoys strong financial security supported by excellent ratings.

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