Case Study: Matthew Price

A desire for autonomy and a commitment to professionalism and integrity were the reasons why a commercial insurance specialist and ex Lloyd’s of London broker’s decided to start his own business in partnership with Gauntlet Group.

 

Matthew Price, based in Emsworth in Hampshire, launched his business, Gauntlet Price, in 2015 and has focused primarily on all classes of SME commercial business and insurance protection for high net worth individuals.

As an appointed representative of Gauntlet, Matthew works with clients across Hampshire, Dorset, Sussex, Surrey and London. As a qualified DIP CII insurance professional, he provides them with high quality advice and round-the-clock assistance.

Matthew had long wished to build his own insurance broking business, having worked for a larger national broker and suffered the frustrations of not having autonomy over decision-making.  He had contemplated making the move to becoming self-employed two years before joining Gauntlet, to draw on career experience acquired in the Lloyd’s of London market over the course of seven years, but hadn’t been ready.

When a recruiter advised him of the opportunity available with Gauntlet, he overcame the doubts and worries about moving from a salaried position to becoming his own boss and took up the opportunity.  He is now seeing hard work paying off.

Whilst he has built the business, Gauntlet’s AR support team has managed functions such as money handling, claims, IT and marketing on his behalf, enabling him to concentrate on core areas vital to his business’s success, such as networking and sales. This ticked all the boxes for him and has given him the autonomy he craved, but also the backing that comes from an organisation of Gauntlet’s stature.

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