About Attis - Credit Insurance Solutions

The foundations and ethos within our business are built on our reputation for service with integrity

History

The foundations and ethos within our business are built on our reputation for service with integrity and the provision of cost effective credit insurance solutions.

Attis’ management team has in excess of 150 years experience in the credit insurance and surety markets. This experience together with our tenacious approach has helped tailor and deliver tangible credit solutions to our clients.

Over recent years the credit insurance broking community has seen consolidation, resulting in less choice and a notable reduction in personal service. Attis Credit Solutions is an independent, specialist credit insurance broker and has been established to deliver a personal service and widen choice for companies seeking risk mitigation options. Through our investment and by working closely with the credit insurance market we have developed strong relationships with both senior risk and commercial underwriters, enabling us to deliver superior outcomes for our clients.

Our breadth of knowledge and ability to resolve problematic issues has helped tailor and deliver tangible credit solutions to our clients, something we are immensely proud of. We have a proven track record of identifying uninsured risk and ensuring adequate and relevant insurance covers are put in place. Risk management services are provided to help our clients optimise the benefits of such arrangements and free up trapped working capital.

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Focused and experienced, we advise companies across a multitude of trade sectors on securing receivables, unlocking working capital and growing trading relationships.

We strongly believe that if we ask better questions, we receive better responses and therefore deliver better solutions.

In summary, utilising our credit and surety solutions we believe we can optimise all elements of your working capital with our detailed approach and methodology.

Our Ethos

The team at Attis are committed to providing a personal and professional service underpinned by four key business principles:
  • Understand our clients’ strategic objectives, enabling us to access markets and find solutions tailored to the evolving needs of their business.
  • To co-operate actively in the management of the credit and financial risks inherent in our clients’ business.
  • To operate in an honest and impartial way to maintain the trust both of our clients and credit insurance providers.
  • To provide a healthy working environment and encourage all our employees to maximise their potential.
Paul Martin - Attis

Paul Martin

Joint Managing Director

Paul has worked in credit insurance since 1990 and was owner and Managing Director of The John Reynolds Group Ltd, latterly known as Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd, until sold to Aon in Dec 2017, where he was Commercial Director for over 3 years.  He is recognised for his specialism in the energy sector and boasts some of the worlds largest energy businesses as clients. A true family man, Paul loves nothing more than spending time with his wife, and college sweetheart, Nikki and their three children.  If not working in credit insurance Paul would want to be travelling the world and eating in the finest restaurants which, to be fair, he’s largely achieving at Attis!

Steve Hamstead - Attis

Steve Hamstead

Joint Managing Director

Having started his career in 1994 as Group Credit Manager for a Commercial Printer, Steve has worked within the credit insurance industry since 2001.  Based in our Leeds office, Steve is responsible for overseeing our client portfolio. I take great satisfaction in working with valued clients to assist in mitigating credit risk and optimising working capital. Our ethos is focused on delivering a personal service to all our clients, playing an integral part in promoting growth. Outside of work Steve enjoys valuable time with his family in addition to the odd round of golf.

Lisa Semple - Attis

Lisa Semple

Director

Following a few years working for a Lloyds broker in London, Lisa started her career in credit insurance in 2000 at Euler Hermes UK. In 2005 she joined The John Reynolds Group Ltd, latterly known as Acumen Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd, before it was sold to Aon in December 2017. During this time Lisa was heavily involved in both compliance and operations across the business in addition to specialising in Energy and indeed, following the change of ownership to Aon,  she later became Head of Energy. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys long walks in the Cheshire countryside and spends most of her holiday time enjoying the coastal path of North Norfolk, where she hopes to retire with her husband. Of course, there is always a pub at the end of any long walk!

Catherine Sweeten - Attis

Catherine Sweeten

Development Director

Catherine started her career in credit insurance with Credit Insurance Brokers Ltd (CIB) in 2008, after graduating from Leeds University with a Law Degree. In 2014 Catherine joined Credit Risk Solutions Ltd T/A Xenia where she worked with a variety of businesses across a range of sectors. Catherine enjoys the diversity of broking, meeting new people, understanding requirements, and delivering innovative solutions that support growth. Most weekends Catherine can be found standing next to a football or cricket pitch watching her son play,  the days of shopping and cocktails fast becoming a distant memory!

Richard Webster - Attis

Richard Webster

Non-Executive Director

Richard is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Director, with an MBA from Manchester Business School and has a 30 year career as a Director of numerous B2B service businesses. Appointed CEO of Euler Hermes UK in 2002, Richard was instrumental in integrating the business into the wider EH Group. Subsequently, Richard managed the UK’s largest independent loss adjuster and also had a Global role as part of AIG’s Trade Credit business. Now working as an Non-Executive Director and Advisor, Richard ‘s role at Attis is to support the leadership team and support the development of the business. A keen Manchester City fan, when not watching football, Richard keeps active, cycling, skiing, playing golf and refereeing rugby matches. He has recently gained his RYA Coastal Skipper qualification and is looking forward to a few G&T’s on the yacht!

What Our Clients Say

Having worked with Paul and his team for over twenty years, I have no hesitation in recommending Attis Credit Solutions. As well as sourcing the correct cover for all of our Credit Insurance needs, the team also provide us with on-going insight and sector specific market intelligence, enabling us to proactively manage our risk portfolio and keep bad debt to an absolute minimum.
Operations Director – £200m Energy Provider
Service is extremely important for us when selecting a broker and having experienced a fantastic level of service working with the team at Attis for around 10 years across various companies/brokerages, it was a no brainer for us to appoint Attis. They take time to understand your business and its needs.
All Steels Trading Ltd
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