Why Choose ICS?

Why Choose ICS?

Insurance Compliance Services combines technical knowledge with practical expertise; it’s a combination our clients value highly:

“Thank you for spending so much time with me yesterday it was refreshing to speak to someone who is obviously very passionate about compliance and is willing to share their knowledge.”

  • Practical compliance – ICS is a well-established, highly-respected compliance support service with a reputation for delivering practical compliance solutions.
  • Client recommendations – we have over 300 clients, many of whom have been with us since we set up in 2002; much of the growth in our business is as a direct result of recommendations from clients. We can provide references and testimonials on request.
  • Continuity of service – the vast majority of our clients choose our retainer service which gives them a ‘Dedicated Compliance Consultant’. In this service clients benefit from continuity of service from a consultant who gets to know their business – inside and out.
  • Qualified and experienced – we believe it would be hard to find a better qualified or more experienced team, yet you’ll find the support they provide is both practical and pragmatic. Many of our consultants have experience of delivering compliance within a business, so they understand the pressures which intermediaries face.
  • Coverage across the UK – our consultants are based across the UK so we can look after our clients whether they’re in Land’s End or John O’Groats – or anywhere in between!
  • Up to date advice – one of our main responsibilities is to keep abreast of changes and developments both to actual regulation and in terms of FCA thinking. We then evaluate and assess the relevance of developments from the specific perspective of our clients so they can rely on our advice being both relevant to their business and always up to date.

With over 300 clients, ICS is a leading compliance service provider in the UK. We have the scale, expertise and flexibility to support all sizes and types of firm, from sole traders to large multi-site organisations. ICS is also proud to be recommended by Willis Towers Watson Network, 1Answer Network, Blink Intermediary Solutions and Keychoice as their preferred provider of compliance support to their members.

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APCC Members

Integrity, competence, standards, reputation – these are the characteristics which the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants, (APCC) expects of a professional compliance consultancy – and it’s why ICS is proud to be an accredited member.

The APCC is recognised by the FCA as the trade body for those compliance consultants who advise firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK; it is the only nationwide association of compliance consultancy firms in the UK.

The APCC has established a framework of Professional Standards which sets out best practice guidance for compliance consultants; all APCC members are subject to these standards. It’s a framework which ICS supports wholeheartedly because we believe that driving up standards is in the best interests of both consultants and their clients.

As well as helping to support high standards of professionalism, the APCC also maintains a regular dialogue with the FCA, representing the views of consultants and, by extension, their clients.


Visit the APCC’s website to see a copy of the APCC’s code of ethics.

For more information about how ICS can help your business meet its regulatory obligations please call us on 01892 539600 or email enquiries to us at: enquiries(at)insurancecompliance.co.uk

What Our Clients Say...

One of the recommendations which the FCA makes to firms is that, when they are considering external compliance support, they should ask for references. It’s a recommendation we think makes excellent sense, after all, it’s easy for us to tell you we’re brilliant but it’s what our clients say about us that really counts.

We highly value the regular updates which explain the actions we need to take. These help us anticipate and accommodate regulatory changes and maintain compliance. Insurance Business Owner
We particularly appreciate our dedicated compliance consultant’s visits. He is a key part of our team and helps us feel confident. Insurance Business Owner
We have faith that you will always deliver a high standard of service. Insurance Business Owner
You are always ready to help. Our dedicated consultant gives us tailored advice at our quarterly reviews and the telephone helpline is always available whenever we need a little extra support. Insurance Business Owner
Your 'full service' package gives us unrivalled peace of mind. From the comprehensive compliance manual to the Hot TopICS regulatory updates, you ensure that we are well-informed and able to implement the actions needed to maintain compliance. Insurance Business Owner
Thanks to their regular visits, our compliance consultant is now, in effect, part of our operational team. We are able to contact them at any time, not just when they visit regularly, and they understand not only the questions we ask but what is prompting us to ask them! Insurance Business Owner GSIS Ltd
We have never been more comfortable with our regulatory status / situation based on the support and guidance we receive from you guys. Jeff Rush Chief Executive, Rush Insurance Services Ltd
Earlier this week I was sent details of what would be required for a Network audit at the end of the month. The amount of documents, policies, procedures and registers required for this were terrifying and would previously have taken me 2 weeks of solid work to pull together, whilst still trying to run the business and look after clients. Because of the work Casey had already done for us though, in only 2 visits, literally everything needed was readily available, up to date and perfect. Can’t thank her enough and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone else. Insurance Business Owner
ICS has been invaluable to us and we will continue to use them as our external compliance arm as they are a dedicated professional team with unparalleled expertise in the industry. Insurance Business Owner
Since working with ICS we have complete peace of mind regarding all of our compliance needs. We have worked with others in the past who have not understood our business or our needs. ICS’s service has been exceptional, not only with our regular day to day requirements, but also when we have called on them for support and advice for bespoke projects; indeed they attended an urgent meeting with a moment’s notice. Insurance Business Owner
We have used ICS for 10 years. We are extremely satisfied with the service they provide and with their specialist knowledge and advice on the rules and regulations. Nothing is too much trouble. Help from the friendly team with the RMAR/Gabriel is greatly appreciated. We would not hesitate to recommend them. Insurance Business Owner
We have built up a good relationship with our Consultant, who is key to the service ICS provides to us. We find the way he coaches us and understands our mentality helps with the compliance piece – and we are never lectured. Insurance Business Owner
We are very pleased to have been a business partner of ICS for 5 years. This relationship works very well giving us the right balance of internal control and external, up to date advice. The service provided by our relationship manager, Rob Cawthorne, has been professional and beneficial. Rob has also been our main contact for some time now providing stability and continuity. Insurance Business Owner
Really pleased to finally meet up today and get so much done. I feel a lot better knowing what is expected of me as a business owner. Much of the Product Governance and Pricing initiatives are core to my business anyway and I have no trouble with what is in store Insurance Business Owner
ICS worked with Specialist Risk Group on a major project from August 2021 to January 2022. As a company that prides itself on its specialist knowledge we were impressed by the way that ICS understood our business. They managed the entire project efficiently, keeping us updated at each stage of the process. Our dedicated consultant, Tony Darwall, was very experienced and built a good rapport with our staff. The deliverables from the project were of a high quality and we look forward to working with ICS again in the future. Clare Lebecq Group Chief Operating Officer, Specialist Risk Group