A message from Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox
The first quarter of 2020 will long be remembered as one of the most challenging in history of the modern economy.
Burns & Wilcox is fortunately transitioning well to this temporary new normal. Our global team banded together, swiftly adapting to support clients, partners and one another. While everyone’s daily routines have been altered, our business has advanced with minimal interruption.
Looking long-term, we remain optimistic. Burns & Wilcox is fortified by five decades of deep relationships along with unrivaled service and expertise. We have built our company on a foundation of outstanding talent, professional initiative, conservative management and perseverance.
Our financial results from the first three months of the year point to a strong start. Premium growth across new business and renewals is exceeding our expectations. We are scoring wins through the Burns & Wilcox emerging practice group model, harnessing vertical expertise to capture incremental business.
It is, of course, too early to tell how the pandemic will impact our 2020 results.
However, we continue to benefit from collaboration across the network of companies within H.W. Kaufman Group, the parent company of Burns & Wilcox. Our business model is designed to unlock new opportunities, enabling the company to scale across U.S., Canadian and U.K. operations.
Collectively, we view today’s conditions as a call-to-action, redoubling our efforts to go above and beyond for our clients and partners. That is the best way for us to overcome the current headwinds and emerge as a more powerful player.
Please accept our deepest appreciation for your continued commitment to Burns & Wilcox. Our associates worldwide join me in extending best wishes for good health and success to you and your family during these unprecedented times.
We look forward to being together again soon.