Managing Director of Newmarket insurance broker Yutree, Kevin Hancock, has joined the likes of Winston Churchill, Sir Alastair Cook, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, J K Rowling, Margaret Thatcher and Sir Tim Berners-Lee by being made a Freeman of the City of London.
One of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence, it is believed to have first been presented in 1237, allowing a freeman to carry out his trade. Some of the original privileges associated with the Freedom continue to exist including the right to herd sheep over London Bridge.
Mr Hancock said, “I’m hugely honoured to be part of this tradition and feel extremely proud. Having worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years with connections to the City, it is a real honour to be granted the Freedom – and to bring it home to Newmarket.”
Kevin is a Chartered Insurance Broker who chairs the industry’s Society of Insurance Broking and also the Broker Panel for Pool Re, the UK’s Government-supported terrorism reinsurer. He sits on the committee of the Newmarket Festival, organising fundraising events for local causes.
Newmarket-based Yutree are insurance brokers working with many local businesses and are also approved Lloyd’s of London coverholders, managing delegated underwriting authorities on behalf of Lloyd’s and various insurers based in the City of London.