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Siân Barton

Editor, Insurance Age

Siân joined Insurance Age as commissioning editor in 2014 and prior to this worked on a range of B2B titles covering topics including recycling, the co-operative movement and health and social care.

After a stint as deputy editor she was promoted to editor in 2018. During that year she also joined, alongside a set of intrepid insurance professionals, the InsureTrek which saw the group hike the Mont Blanc Massif and raise more than £100,000 for Insurance United Against Dementia.

In 2020 Siân was the recipient of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association Journalist of the Year award while Insurance Age took the trophy for Publication of the Year. She also won Profile of the Year.

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Articles by Siân Barton

MCE commits to AI underwriting

The specialist motorcycle broker is using artificial intelligence to provide precision pricing and bundle quote, policy and claims data.

IPT-threat level raised

The “soft target” tax is under threat amid economic uncertainty but the sector is still arguing for a cut or a freeze.

Broking success: Building business

Borland Insurance CEO John Silcock tells Insurance Age about the Scottish broker’s humble beginnings and how new investment is driving ambitious growth plans

PIB sold to Apax funds

The investment is set to “accelerate strategic M&A” for the broker as it is also confirmed that former backer, the Carlyle Group, has retained a minority stake in the business.

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