20 Questions with Andrew Thorn

We sat down to talk to Senior Underwriter Andrew Thorn from Brit, London. 


How do you like to start the day? 

Exercising if possible, it’s great for the mind. This has reduced following baby number 2…..


What’s the best part of your job? 

Delivering results, working closely with brokers, and developing and maintaining relationships. Working in a friendly, fun team.


What’s your favourite object in your office?

The internet now! A nicer comfier chair compared to home.


How would your friends and family describe you in three words?

Hopefully funny, caring and silly.


What’s your favourite quote?

“Don’t argue with fools as from a distance you can’t tell who is who.”


What was your first ever job?

Banking admin


What’s the most impressive item you’ve insured?

Some very large properties and fine art.


What’s your favourite dish to cook?

Spaghetti Bolognese


What’s your favourite post-work tipple?

Lager, pale ale or rum


What country have you always wanted to visit?

South America as a continent.


Where’s your favourite holiday destination?

I love travelling. Italy and South East Asia immediately spring to mind. Europe for lovely family holidays.


Where do you go to relax?

Usually a pub or a restaurant or park.


Dress up, dress down or somewhere in-between?

In between, but I enjoy casual dress the most.


Is there a sport you wish you could play?

Football and golf.


What’s the greatest invention of all time?



Who’s your favourite movie star?

DiCaprio is definitely up there. Also, Denzel Washington.


Who inspires you?

Family members and Sports icons.


Who is your closest colleague?

We’re a very close-knit team and a small team, so I will say all of them.


What do you bring to a party? 

Drink and hopefully a decent sense of humour.


What’s the best advice you were ever given?

Be kind and considerate. Listen