Hospitality Industrial & Commercial

Line of Business
Commercial insurance solutions for the hospitality, industrial and commercial sectors

Year of Investment by Lireas: 1998

Managing Director
Denleigh Wilensky /
+27 11 455 5271 / 11B Riley Road, Eastwood Office Park, Bedfordview, Johannesburg

Hospitality Industrial Commercial Underwriting Managers Pty Ltd (HIC) was initially established as Hospitality Industries Underwriting Consultants (Pty) Ltd (HIU) in 1998.

The then HIU identified the demand for structured asset protection and risk management solutions to the numerous segments that make up the hospitality industry. In 2009 HIU expanded into all areas of the general commercial and industrial underwriting arena without losing focus on their specialist hospitality underwriting business. As a result of this expansion, Hospitality Industrial Commercial Underwriting Managers (HIC) was launched on 1 September 2010 thereby encompassing all product offerings.

HIC has four branches in Johannesburg, Kloof (KZN), Nelspruit and Cape Town, and satellite offices in Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Bloemfontein and Pretoria.

HIC underwrites their products on behalf of Guardrisk Insurance Company.


HIC won the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) service excellence awards in 2012 for best Underwriting Agency in South Africa. HIC prides itself in providing excellent service.