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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

Aston Lark hits £500m GWP

The business struck a number of deals, with more in the pipeline, which have taken the broker to half a billion of gross written premium.

RSA suitors agree cash offer

RSA board says it will recommend the £7.2bn deal to shareholders as Intact and Tryg take next step to buy and split the insurer.

Ageas reports 94.6% COR

The provider said Q3 numbers were “healthy” and reflected lower claims frequency and strong prior year releases.

RSA confirms sale talks

The insurer stated that Canadian Intact Financial Corporation and Nordic insurer Tryg had approached the business.

Editor's letter: November 2020

Reasons to be cheerful: The pandemic is still ongoing and many clients are struggling, but brokers are finding ways to keep a positive outlook

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