The British Money Directors
Simon, Sara-Ann and Alexander Burgess are the Directors and Shareholders of British Money. They have very high moral standards and an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything they do. They are trusted and respected for their impeccable business ethics, as well as for their business prowess and credentials.
In 2005, the Burgesses were recognised by the British Government as pre-eminent business leaders and were granted the very rare permission, by The Secretary of State for Business, to use ‘British’ in their company name. This later gave them the privilege to acquire British Money; following the sale of their previous business, British Insurance.
Known as a ‘safe pair of hands’ and for their business prowess, the Burgesses are trusted and respected; as well as universally regarded as passionate and determined consumer champions, with impeccable business ethics and credentials. Put simply, their numerous awards, reputation for honesty and integrity, and their highly successful track record, means they can and do, go ‘that extra mile’.
Simon Lance Burgess
Simon is a leading insurance entrepreneur; undoubtedly pre-eminent in his field; combining discipline with creativity and innovation., He is widely believed to be Great Britain’s foremost authority on unemployment insurance, which he pioneered and developed as a Lloyd’s Underwriter in the 1980’s. In addition, his knowledge of the internet and expertise at developing value for money insurance policies is unrivalled.
Simon has won awards for customer service, innovation, ethics and corporate social responsibility. He has been recognised as an ‘Outstanding Ambassador’ and a ‘Consumer Champion.’ A recent accolade, the ‘Crème de le Crème’ Award, is only given to business leaders who are inspirational, progressive and forward-thinking.
Sara-Ann is a universally acknowledged consumer champion and a tireless campaigner for consumer rights. Her significant contribution to a series of Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission investigations into the sale and distribution of payment protection insurance was undoubtedly the catalyst for the positive changes to the way these insurance products are now marketed and sold.
Sara-Ann has a deeply engrained ethos to protect those facing adversity. She has won numerous awards for her work to secure a better deal for consumers and is a highly respected and experienced commentator on all insurance matters. Her advice and opinion is frequently sought by the media, trade bodies and consumer groups.
Alexander is a highly driven individual who completed a degree in Economics in only two years; winning a scholarship to study a Master of Business Administration, which he passed with Merit a year later. More recently, he passed both the Certificate and Award in London Market Insurance in only one month and hopes to complete the Advanced Insurance Diploma in only six months.
Alexander has obtained extensive experience as an e-commerce strategist, analysing customer behaviour, emerging online trends and new internet distribution channels. A particular area of interest is intellectual property; where his expertise has been sought by a wide variety of firms in the financial services arena who have either encountered problems with cyber-squatters and domain misappropriation; as well as those wishing to capitalise upon their online property portfolio; an asset class overlooked by some of the shrewdest of investors, due to the clandestine nature of this market.
In addition, having established an online insurance portal to promote and distribute unemployment insurance to UK workers, Alexander is confident that it is possible to generate significant volumes of premia by providing unemployment insurance to US citizens and repeating a highly successful and proven model. To realise this opportunity he has begun a search for suitable insurance partners in both the US and London Insurance Market.
A brief history of Burgesses
Burgesses is a family-name steeped in history. Simon was born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the birthplace of the oldest-traceable Burgesses (or freemen) in England. They were first recorded in 1189, during the first year of the reign of Richard the Lion Heart, and since then have taken part in civil ceremonies and been past and present mace-bearers to the Mayor.