LONDON, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialist loss adjuster vrs VeriClaim, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., today completed its acquisition of Certo chartered loss adjusters to develop its third-party administration and commercial loss adjusting capability in the UK and beyond.
As part of the transaction, Certo's team of 70 colleagues, operating from offices in Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow and Brentwood, will join vrs VeriClaim. Certo Managing Director David Harrison will oversee the new VeriClaim TPA business in the UK.
"Like vrs VeriClaim, Certo is a leader in the handling of corporate and commercial claims, and we are delighted that David Harrison and his colleagues are joining our growing business," said Stewart Steel, vrs VeriClaim managing director. "Our two companies share a similar heritage, and our management teams have always had immense mutual respect for one another.
"In addition to providing a first-class, traditional loss adjusting service, Certo has developed a successful TPA operation and is a highly valued partner to leading players in the London market. The expansion of our current TPA capabilities aligns nicely with VeriClaim's and Sedgwick's strategic development plans," Steel said.
On behalf of Certo, Harrison said, "This is a great opportunity for our colleagues and our clients. Certo and VeriClaim share the same customer-focused ethos, and by joining forces we will create a compelling offering for existing and new clients with niche or higher-capacity technical claims handling requirements."
About vrs VeriClaim
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., vrs VeriClaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of vrs VeriClaim results from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.
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