Sean Byrne Appointed Managing Director at Got You Covered

Niche motor and personal lines insurance broker, Got You Covered Ltd, has announced that Sean Byrne has joined the business as Managing Director, reporting to CEO Rob Leigh. This appointment takes immediate effect and is subject to regulatory approval.

Byrne was previously Chief Executive of the Policy Shop which he founded in 1993 in Coventry, growing the business to £20 million in GWP and an employee base of 70. The company was sold in 2016 and Byrne moved on to help Premium Choice enter the household market, particularly targeting non-standard risks. Since then, Byrne has undertaken a number of consulting and advisory roles, setting up Vernacular Business Consulting in 2020.

At Got You Covered, Byrne will be responsible for continuing to build on the company’s strengths and drive it forward to further growth. He will also be responsible for working closely with the firm’s panel of insurers to further develop solutions that support clients’ insurance needs.

Rob Leigh, founder and CEO of Got You Covered, said:

“I am delighted that Sean has agreed to join the business, he has a wealth of experience in personal lines and retail broking, with a particular emphasis on ‘niche’ areas and product development.”

Commenting on his appointment Byrne said:

“This is an exciting challenge at a pivotal time for the business, as we move into a dynamic expansion period on all fronts. I am very much looking forward to working closely with Rob and his talented senior team.”

Got You Covered is a non-standard provider in the personal lines home and car insurance markets. This includes support for customers that find it difficult to access or afford insurance, for example those with unoccupied property or homes with unusual construction properties or drivers considered as high risk, including those with previous drink driving convictions or dangerous driving bans.

Got You Covered was shortlisted in the National Insurer Awards 2022 for Personal Lines Broker of the Year, won Bronze in the Insurance Times Awards 2021 and was shortlisted as a Finalist in the British Insurance Awards 2021, the UK Broker Awards 2021 and the Insurance Choice Awards 2021. In 2018 Got You Covered also won the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday #SBS Award.