About Us

Our company


Created in January 2019, KeyGeni has been 6 years in the making. This Started with initial evening discussions from industry experts about where the markets could be improved utilising new technologies and raising standards. 

Following successful ventures elsewhere the directors of KeyGeni came back together in 2019 and bring to the market solutions tailored for these challenging industries.

Our founders

Daniel Ashton


Our Managing Director brings a wealth of insurance experience to the business. For 19 years he has worked across multiple disciplines within the insurance sector. Having worked for AXA Insurance, Primary Group, Imperial Consultants and latterly having created Virtus Validations he has seen the demands of the supply chain both from the buyer and seller perspectives. He has been responsible for overseeing the internal operations, including Technical Claim Handlers, Administration Handlers, HR, Customer Care and Finance. Involved in introducing new clients through development and delivery of the service proposition, through to integrating new clients into the existing framework. He has overseen and been heavily involved in year on year growth through consistent delivery of services offered along with service level agreement adherence. A member of both the CII and CILA Daniel actively promotes professional and ethical growth from his team.

Michael Brown


Our Technical Director has an enviable mix of experience across the construction, surveying and insurance sectors going back 30 years. He has a keen eye for detail having spent over 15 years in Construction and Building quality control. Within the insurance industry, he has held Director/Senior technical roles in both Imperial Consultants and latterly Cunningham Lindsey and Sedgwick again spanning 15 very successful years. This unique blend of cross industry experience lends itself so well to the role he now fulfils. He has methodically fostered and maintained long term relationships with the best quality Insurance surveyors in the UK, many of whom are now loyal friends and not just colleagues. He has an expert level knowledge of building and surveying, this is allied with his many years of developing and training UK wide field surveyors/inspectors to exacting standards. He is responsible for all technical training across the business and provides the senior technical reference point to insurer clients and their internal teams. He has assisted the customer care departments of clients in dispute resolution. He designed, developed and delivered training courses across the main disciplines, all of which have been accredited and accepted by the Chartered Insurance Institute. He regularly meets with industry figureheads to gauge trends and to continually develop and drive forward the technical abilities of the work force to ensure regulatory and contractual obligations are always surpassed. He is a driver of change and is receptive to new ideas and is always striving to streamline and improve processes. He is a member of CILA, CIOB and MIOR.

Neil Haydock



Our IT Director has over 20 years experience in IT services and support. Having worked in a number of IT businesses before creating and developing two new IT businesses, he can now be seen as the owner of CNi Solutions, based in Manchester. This IT support business will ensure that KeyGeni has round the clock and instant, on-site, IT assistance.

KeyGeni are bringing to market, new and disruptive cutting edge technology and CNi Solutions have been instrumental in making that happen. With an ever changing and evolving market vast experience of aPaas (Application platform as a service), or simply Paas (platform as a service), cloud computing service models, along with software as a service will enable KeyGeni to continue to innovate.

Martin Keelagher



After forging a career in institutional finance, working throughout the international markets in both front and back office finance houses; Martin has developed a diverse skill set, sitting on the boards of several businesses, such as Agile Automations, a Robotic Process Automations business and Cni Solutions, a complete technology support partner to SME clients, as well as businesses in the sectors of fashion, health & leisure, security, marketing and event management. Martin also sits on the board of Walford Cunningham and Hayes, a venture capital and advisory firm. 

Within KeyGeni Martin is responsible for the strategic development of the business and identifying key technology development opportunities for our clients, utilising the latest technological advances. 

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"Always a pleasure working with the team at KeyGeni, professional and innovative" - Lewis Blackburn, Technical Support Engineer


Agile Automations

"We are extremely excited to be working with KeyGeni as we move in to the future; and look to redefine the validation sector; implementing new technological solutions, to enhance customer service, improve accuracy and streamline the validation end to end process." 

-  Ronak Halani, Chief Operating Officer

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KeyGeni Limited

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