Testimonials

1st Thought is pleased to share a few of the numerous recommendations received from recent clients

“1st Thought joined Inter Hannover at the concept stage of designing a FMSA Part VII portfolio transfer process, to consider the advantages of divesting a portfolio comprising of a number of direct insurance contracts of agency MGA business in run-off…1st Thought acted as Programme Manager in order to secure a suitable partner and to put in place a Reinsurance arrangement as an interim measure to the Part VII transfer.  1st Thought acted as Programme Manager to conclude all documentation to the standard required for the UK Court process.
The Board of Inter Hannover would have no hesitation in commending the competence of 1st Thought to manage and bring about excellent results for any similar sale and FSMA Part VII process.”
Jürgen Graeber (Chairman), Nick Parr (Managing Director).  International Insurance Company of Hannover Limited

Having worked alongside a number of client appointed Programme Managers in the past, I would qualify 1st Thought as one of the most organised and effective…I would like to highlight 1st Thought’s stakeholder management, which came into focus on this project due to the different decision levels at the client, the involvement of the FSA and the interaction with interested parties…I believe 1st Thought’s involvement was critical to the success of the transaction
Nick Crossley, Director. Ernst and Young -  Mergers & Acquisitions

1st Thought provided an excellent Project Manager who was particularly good at building relationships with his project team and suppliers. The PM was focussed on delivery, was not afraid to challenge and worked well under pressure
Ruth Walker, Programme Manager.  The Phoenix Group

1st Thought worked with us on the Reattribution programme. They were very quick to get a thorough grasp of what was expected with almost immediate impact. Surpassed expectations with high standards and mature approach to problem solving. 1st Thought has a natural talent for balancing quality/cost/time mix; they are industrious with a consistent delivery record; operating at all levels with ease, technically confident with years of Financial Services experience.  A hard act to follow
Sharam Rajab-Zadeh, Programme Delivery Manager.  Aviva