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The Markel Style

The Markel Style is a timeless statement of our values and mission.


Markel Group has a commitment to success. We believe in hard work and a zealous pursuit of excellence while keeping a sense of humor.

Our creed is honesty and fairness in all our dealings. The Markel way is to seek to be a market leader in each of our pursuits. We seek to know our customers' needs and to provide our customers with quality products and service. Our pledge to our shareholders is that we will build the financial value of our company. We respect our relationships with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.

We are encouraged to look for a better way to do things . . . to challenge management.

We have the ability to make decisions or alter a course quickly. The Markel approach is one of spontaneity and flexibility. This requires a respect for authority but a disdain of bureaucracy. At Markel we hold the individual's right to self-determination in the highest light, providing an atmosphere in which people can reach their personal potential. Being results-oriented, we are willing to put aside individual concerns in the spirit of teamwork to achieve success.

Above all, we enjoy what we are doing. There is excitement at Markel Group, one that comes from innovating, creating, striving for a better way, sharing success with others . . . winning.

  • Style sessions

    We made a series of videos to tell the stories of some of the people who live our values.

  • Corporate responsibility

    The values in the Markel Style inspire our companies to work hard to benefit the communities in which they operate.