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If there’s one common aim the Borland team has in common, it’s an ongoing commitment to developing lasting relationships with each client and to work in partnership with you to secure the best insurance solution for your business or individual needs.


John Silcock

John Silcock, Chief Executive

John is CEO and one of the founding Directors of Borland Insurance Ltd.

Having graduated from The University of Stirling in 1995 (Political Science), John joined US global Insurer The Chubb Corporation on their graduate trainee programme. John worked for Chubb throughout the whole of the UK in a variety of management positions, latterly as Strategic Marketing and Sales Manager for their London and Lloyd's operation, John left the organisation over a decade later to co-found Borland Insurance.

Married with two young children, John is an avid rugby fan and golf enthusiast - playing out of The Fairmont, St Andrews.

John also serves on the Board of The Fife Chamber of Commerce. 

Andy Kerr

Andy Kerr, Group Operations Director

Andy is a Director of Borland Insurance Ltd and responsible for all administration functions within the business. Andy is also Managing Director of McHardy Financial Ltd with responsibility for the day to day operations and management of the business.

Andy has over 25 years’ experience in the industry having started his career in the life assurance department of Scottish Widows in 1989 before moving into the intermediary sector in 2000.

Andy is married with 3 children and enjoys spending time with his family and watching his favourite Edinburgh football team. 

Andrew Bathgate

Andrew Bathgate, Director

Andrew joined Borland Insurance Ltd as a Director in August 2013 following acquisition of the Kirkcaldy Branch of a National Broker where he had been Managing Director.

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience as an Insurance Broker.

Married with 2 daughters he is an active member of his local Rotary Club and enjoys gardening and walking.