Van Ameyde acquires UK marine consultancy

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Claims management firm Van Ameyde has completed the acquisition of a marine consultancy in the UK.

McAusland Turner: Marine Surveyors and Consultants will provide Van Ameyde with a presence throughout the UK and complements its existing property and liability third-party administrator and loss adjusting business, Woodgate and Clark.

Van Ameyde said the takeover, by means of a share transfer, will have no consequences in terms of staff and management. “The company and its clients will benefit from Van Ameyde’s extensive marine surveying network,” explained Albert Weatherill, managing director of McAusland Turner.

“Thanks to our mutual vision of providing high-quality services to the marine insurance market, we uphold employment and growth.”

McAusland Turner will continue to operate from its existing offices in Hull, Grimsby, Newcastle, Bristol, Burgess Hill and Ipswich, and from representative offices in Rochester, Southampton, Liverpool and Kinross. Weatherill added that a London City office will also be opened shortly.

Bob de Bruijn, board member of Van Ameyde, said: “The acquisition is part of Van Ameyde’s strategy to expand its loss adjusting and surveying network. The UK being the largest marine insurance market, expansion of our marine surveying network to the UK is vital. In McAusland Turner, we have found the perfect match in terms of quality and identity.”

McAusland Turner will benefit from Van Ameyde’s access to the marine surveying markets on the continent of Europe. The network currently covers the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Baltic states, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

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