Association of Chinese Professionals in the UK 



  • ThingCo is a new insurtech venture, established 1st January 2018 by insurethebox founder Mike Brockman

  • He is supported by Richard Trebble (Partnerships Director) and Jonathon Valentine (CTO and Director). Jonathon was Head of Innovation at insurethebox and Richard was Group Partnerships Director at insurethebox

  • ThingCo is launching their B2C product “Theo” in December 2018

  • ThingCo has engaged with TK.cn, part of the Taikang Insurance Group in China for a phase1 project for a live implementation of telematics, and is in early discussions with a major TelCom company and Car Rental company for B2B telematics services amongst other initiatives

  • ThingCo has developed their own “State of the Art” IoT Communication Platform using AWS, and has been identified by AWS as one of the best working applications of IaC (Infrastructure as Code) and Serverless (Lambda) technology

  • ThingCo has also developed all supporting Apps for both B2C and B2B purposes

  • All ThingCo services are device agnostic although they are currently partnering with “best in class” device suppliers to support ThingCo business models


ThingCo has targeted China as a growth market for telematics. China is the only market in the world where the individual ownership of cars will see significant growth over the next 15 years. The insurance market is also going through rapid change where pricing is being de-regulated and the markets becoming more competitive. There are no current telematics based insurance products live in the market at the moment. We see big potential in this.

ThingCo has already identified a number of other opportunities in China and will be pursuing these in the coming months

As a result of the above, we are looking for a dynamic individual fluent in English and Chinese to work in our burgeoning partnerships team with a focus on China.



  • You will work as part of the partnerships team to provide support and translation on China based projects

  • You will work with all parts of ThingCo and spend time in each area to understand the underlying business (B2C,B2B and B2B2C) and technology to be able to explain to customers and partners

    • IT

    • Service

    • Claims

    • Marketing

    • Finance

  • As part of the partnerships team you will be based in London, but there will be travel to Newcastle (where our technology and service centre staff are based) and China (to meet with key partners) on a regular basis

  • You will help to set up the long term infrastructure in SE Asia to support ThingCo’s aspirations

  • You will be a part of producing and presenting presentations and contracts for all partners




  • You are a fluent Chinese and English speaker

  • You are interested in people and building business relationships

  • You are interested in learning about Technology, Insurance and Business to Consumer business models and how they are implemented

  • You are confident in meetings

  • You have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • You are flexible and can work under pressure.