Management Team
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The BDB (UK) Ltd management team includes experienced insurance professionals with a proven track record for expertise and wide ranging and well established connections throughout the insurance industry in the UK and Europe.

Roger Bramble
Chairman
Roger was elected an Underwriting Member of Lloyd's' in 1959. Since then has served as a board member or chairman of four Lloyd's Brokers and of brokers or insurance companies in Belgium, Belize, Italy, Spain and the USA. He was one of the founders of BDB Ltd in 1993.


Steve Toye
Managing Director
Steve began his career at Lloyd’s 30 years ago in 1982 working at Harrison Horncastle in the claims department becoming claims manager in 1986. He has since worked at three Lloyd’s brokers in a production role, most recently at Bell and Clements Ltd. He Joined BDB Ltd in 2012. He is senior underwriter on BDB (UK) Ltd’s in house binding authorities.


Silvestro de Besi
Director
Silvestro after a 2 years stint in his family broking firm in Italy at the beginning of his career, moved to London where he trained with CT Bowring and then Prudential. In 1984 joined Roger Bramble at Chandler Hargreaves Whittall and 9 years later they together founded BDB Ltd.


Peter Goff
Director / Compliance Officer
Peter began his career in 1984 with Lloyds Broker, Stewart Wrightson Ltd, and continued with Lloyd’s Brokers, Hargreaves Reiss & Quinn Ltd and Richards Longstaff (Insurance) Ltd until 1999 when he joined BDB Limited. His responsibilities are for the Compliance and Finance functions for all companies in the BDB Group.


Matt Kendall
Director
Matt began his career in 1992 as a placing broker at Miles Smith and subsequently JLT. He joined Steve at Bell and Clements Ltd in 2001 where they were responsible for managing over £30m of wholesale premium income into the London market.


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