Leading The Industry

H.W. Kaufman Group Europe B.V. is the European office of the H.W. Kaufman Group established to provide for our European clients and to bring our diverse and specialist range of insurance products to the European arena.

From our offices in The Netherlands, H.W. Kaufman Group Europe (Kaufman Europe) trades under the names of Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom, Chesterfield Group, Cranbrook Underwriting, Lochain Patrick and Node International.

We bring capacity

and bespoke solutions for specialty risks.
We are regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and passported throughout Europe with all respective country's regulators enabling Kaufman Europe to provide for all of our European clients. We are licensed to operate as either an insurance brokerage or a MGA and trade with Lloyd’s Europe and other European and Global insurers. Our Group operations are supported by our approved reverse branch in London regulated by the FCA.

Our Values


Continuous service and expertise, fuelled by our passion for the insurance industry.


To be a leader in specialist broking, risk management and insurance advice.


Increasing the success of our business partners, whilst evolving and developing our services, striving for excellence.

Our Companies

Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom

Our global network means we can provide case-specific, customer focused solutions; while our underwriting acumen, access to capacity and analytical capabilities mean we can take on even the most complex risks.

CARE Insurance Brokers

An insurance and risk management organization based in Dubai. Upon regulatory approval, the company will be rebranded as Burns & Wilcox UAE, marking our first presence in the Middle East.

Chesterfield Group London

Chesterfield Group London is a market leader in accessing international insurance markets for clients’ global exposures. Based in London, with a direct line into Lloyd’s of London, Chesterfield specializes in international property, liability, maritime, aviation, industrial, manufacturing, professional, accident, health and other niche requirements.

Lochain Patrick

Lochain Patrick, a Lloyd’s of London accredited insurance broker, is one of the UK’s leading independent risk management firms for the worldwide marine and energy markets, with over 30 years of specialist experience.

Node International

Node is a Managing General Agent recognized for its expertise in cyber risk and technology-related insurance solutions. Based in the UK and supported by Lloyd’s of London, Node specializes in underwriting cyber liability risks through its cutting edge digital quote/bind platform and mitigating cyber risks for its clients.