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NorthStandard solidifies commitment to North East after strong first year post-merger

Leading global maritime insurer, NorthStandard, has announced its further commitment to its headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne and the wider region – following strong results in its first year of operation. 

Following the merger with the London-based Standard Club last February, the newly formed organisation has gone from strength to strength to provide stability in the industry despite turbulent times.

NorthStandard has gone on to become a leading force in world shipping, with its first annual report post-merger confirming a turnover of over £654 million (US$825 million) – an increase on the previous year as well as a reaffirmed S&P ‘A’ rating. 

As well as its commitments to the maritime industry, NorthStandard is determined to support local communities in and around its Newcastle headquarters – announcing its new CSR strategy and more than doubling its dedicated charity fund to over £317k (US $400,000). The funds will be used across several charities, including a continued partnership with the Greggs Foundation’s Breakfast Club initiative. 

Newcastle-based Managing Director, Paul Jennings said: “With the challenges to free and open seas now a feature of mainstream news reporting, the 12 months since NorthStandard’s formal launch had only amplified the critical role that the P&I system plays in stabilising world trade. Based on these excellent results, NorthStandard will continue to evolve its post-merger strategies on digitalisation, sustainability, portfolio diversification and recruitment, and double down on efforts to help governments, regulators, and shipping understand each other’s challenges.” 

NorthStandard has also recently announced its continued expansion across the globe, opening a new office in South Korea, its eighth in the region, to continue growth in its Asia Pacific network. 

Fellow Managing Director, Jeremy Grose added: “The last 12 months clearly demonstrate that the service benefits of our combined talents, enhanced resilience of scale and continuing financial discipline are more than meeting member and customer expectations.”

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