Experienced underwriting teams providing specialist products for niche sectors

About us

Q Underwriting Services brings together established and trusted underwriting brands who provide specialist products for niche sectors and is home to aQmen Underwriting Services, TFP Schemes and Thistle Underwriting Services.

These experienced, specialist underwriting brands offer over 30 niche commercial lines products and have delegated underwriting authority from multiple A rated insurers.

Already trusted by 1700 brokers across the UK, our brands are focussed on providing quality service to brokers and helping you win and retain clients.

Our brands


aQmen Underwriting Services is a Managing General Agent with delegated underwriting authority from leading insurers. They provide our network of partner brokers with a comprehensive range of specialist insurance policies targeted at three niche sectors.

These products can be tailored to each client and capacity is provided by top-rated insurers. We believe this provides brokers with the most suitable insurance solutions for their clients and the best chance of winning and retaining business.

The aQmen Underwriting approach is simple; we use our sector knowledge and underwriting expertise to offer specialist and competitive insurance solutions.

aqmenunderwriting.co.uk | Contact Ian Sadler on 07398 141276


TFP Schemes was established in 1998 to take advantage of a gap in the niche motor market as a specialist wholesale underwriting facility for public and private hire fleet risks.

After several successful years trading in taxi fleet risks and in response to continued requests for additional products, we expanded our underwriting footprint to include Motor Trade Road Risks, Truck, Special Types, Agricultural Vehicles and Multi Vehicle for both the Taxi and Truck market.

More recently we have launched a Business Mini Fleet product, with more products planned in the near future. We are now truly……. more than just taxis!

tfpschemes.co.uk | Contact Martin Harris on 07947 967844


Thistle Underwriting are renowned for our expertise in providing Liability (and associated covers) for Tradesmen, Small Contracting and Construction businesses and we are particular advocates of risks with non-standard features.

We have recently widened our expertise and product offering further; adding two new products, ‘High Risk’ and ‘Construction’ to our Liability portfolio.

High Risk offers Liability insurance specifically designed for high risk Contractors with a turnover of up to £5m. While the new Construction scheme is specifically designed for larger contractors or construction risks, with a turnover between £5m-£15m.

thistleunderwriting.co.uk | Contact Christian Burton on 07522 229722


Q Property Underwriting Services has been established to cater for brokers who believe a risk deserves better terms, conditions or premium. We provide a technical underwriter solution with open access to decision makers for an increasingly fragmented and poorly serviced market.

We provide a bespoke, focussed service for non-standard or complex property requirements. Too often brokers are frustrated by auto rated products, trade or activities restrictions and an inability to speak openly and easily with decision makers.

Qunderwriting.co.uk/property | Contact Damian Cannings on 07522 229705

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Q Underwriting Services brings together established and trusted underwriting brands. These brands trade directly with brokers. To get in touch with them, use the contact details in the brands section.