Employee Perspectives… with William Coates


At Accelerant, we’re motivated by our mission to rebuild insurance so that it’s fair, transparent and efficient. We’re often asked what it’s like to work at a global company with an audacious vision, so we thought we’d give a peek behind the scenes through our Employee Perspectives… series. After all, people are at the heart of what we do, and we’re proud to bring together individuals and teams who share our passion about creating an amazing experience and working in an amazing environment. In today’s spotlight, meet William Coates, Member Relationship Director.

Employee Perspective Questions

Name:  William Coates

Title: Member Relationships Director                      

Location: UK

Can you describe your role in a couple sentences?

Maximising the benefit of the Accelerant proposition to our Membership.

How does your work impact people’s [ financial ] lives?

We provide the insight, experience and business intelligence to support Member growth.

Why would someone want to be an Accelerant Member?

Simple – to truly maximise their company’s potential and focus on what makes them great. 

Share a success story after a Member joined Accelerant? (what problem did they have and what opportunity did Accelerant provide. In other words, pain point > solution)

4 week’s before Binder expiry, Member had their capacity removed due to the pandemic. They moved to Accelerant and did not lose one day’s trading. They did not fit our appetite perfectly but we felt supporting them was the right, moral thing to do. Outstanding!

Share a time a Member Service success story.

Across multiple Members, bringing their product ideas to life and too market quicker than anyone else!

What’s your favorite thing about working for Accelerant?

Our culture

Describe Accelerant in 3 words.

Data, agile and transparent.

What did you do before Accelerant?

Various sales and underwriting roles in the UK market dating back to the eighties.

What was your first-ever job?

Part Time Cellar Man. 😊

Where did you grow up?


How did you learn about Accelerant?

A little bird told me…..

Who inspires you?

Anyone or anything that tries their hardest to succeed/win even if they lack ability or the skills. 

What are you most proud of?

My daughter.

What do you love to do when you’re not working?

Spend time with my family.

What’s on your bucket list?

Meet a Great White Shark and survive.