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Global Construction

Willis GCS is the leading international insurance broker and professional risk consultant to the global construction industry. GCS employs over 80 professional Associates based in London, who are responsible for arranging and providing insurance coverage and risk management services to contractors, project owners, project managers, project financiers, professional consultants and insurers throughout the world. GCS is responsible for the placement of approaching USD 350 million of insurance premiums annually. This ensures that we maintain a significant market profile and command both influence and respect from the market.

With our specialist technical expertise, ability to leverage the market and unrivalled experience, we are able to offer a wide range of solutions to our clients, such as Annual Global Programmes for construction groups, Owner Co-ordinated Insurance Programmes (OCIPs) for single projects and stand-alone specialist covers.

In addition to our regionally based resources, GCS has dedicated teams focussed on the United Kingdom, European and International regions performing a combination of business development, client management and placement functions. GCS also has specialists focussing on certain industry sectors, including Contractors, Energy, Heavy Industry, Transportation, Infrastructure, Power and Utilities and Property Development. We feel that clients need a broker who understands their specific risks and requirements and who can design insurance programmes specifically to protect these.

Willis is committed to driving forward new solutions in the design, placement and servicing for these industrial sectors.

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GCS is also the guardian of Willis Global Construction Practice Group (GCPG), a pivotal driving force behind the unique Willis approach to global construction, bringing access to global insurance markets, products and skill sets unparalleled within the construction insurance broking arena.

Willis has in excess of 700 construction specialists globally responsible for the placement of over USD 2 billion of insurance premiums in the market each year, providing us with unrivalled market profile and leverage.

The Global Construction Practice initiative specifically:

  • Dramatically enhances Willis’ service capability for our construction industry clients
  • Enables the creation, strengthening and linking of our specialist construction units worldwide
  • Is driven by and monitored from London utilising a master database containing information on the construction industry, local markets and practices for each territory
  • Enables us to blend effectively the local and regional market solutions with those available via GCS in London, via our Global Marketing approach.

Although its focus is global, GCPG does not include North America, which has its own highly successful practice group with which GCPG liaises and fully interacts.

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