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From Brierley Hill to Lloyds of London

2016 10 12 11.45.48In October, Black Country Chamber of Commerce staff and Affinity Partners visited the prestigious Lloyds of London building. During the visit, the history and evolution of the Lloyds of London market was explained and how it developed the principle of Insurance and its significance and continual success in today’s world. This was organised by Timmins Whittaker who have become a Black Country Chamber Affinity Partner and have put in place an exclusive insurance facility for Chamber members.

Mark Timmins, Managing Director at Timmins Whittaker, added: “We are honoured to be selected by the Chamber to be their Insurance Partner, and we look forward to working with them, together with all members where we can tailor individual insurance programmes to meet the business requirements. We are a Black Country business and like to do business with Black Country companies, with a practical, common sense approach. Insurance is a very important part of any businesses expenditure and has to be correctly arranged. If not, once a claim occurs it is too late to rectify any gaps. We believe in being a partner to our clients and not just a supplier and look forward to working with the Chamber and the members who will be able to benefit from the exclusive enhanced cover policies we have negotiated.”

The visit included meeting a number of underwriters, Lloyds Brokers and Cobra, with whom Timmins Whittaker have developed an insurance offering with enhanced cover and preferential rates, exclusively available to Black Country Chamber members. The Underwriting Director of Cobra, Frank Such, commented: “Cobra Underwriting is pleased to have worked with Timmins Whittaker in putting together an insurance proposal that will assist the Black Country Chamber of Commerce in offering additional insurance benefits to their members.   

“Our approach is both different and highly exclusive, with an emphasis on offering a long term relationship with our selected partners. We are focussed on the belief that service and quality matters, which supports the business goals of both Timmins Whittaker and the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.”

Timmins Whittaker offer insurance cover for all types of companies from Start-Ups to Multi-nationals. Timmins Whittaker offer a bespoke high quality service that help their clients realise their individual insurance needs in the most appropriate manner.  This often results in reducing insurance costs by providing the most suitable cover.

This is a ground breaking initiative in the Chamber network with members gaining access to expert underwriters and brokers at Lloyds of London, in addition to the exclusive Black Country Chamber of Commerce insurance policy which is jointly underwritten by Aviva and AXA.  

One Chamber member that has used Timmins Whittaker, Andrea Childs, Managing Director at Klick Business Solutions, added: “Having had problems in the past with other providers, we needed a review and sound trusted advice from one source, preferably local.

“Ian Worthington provides an excellent managed service. He is efficient, his knowledge of the market and available products is extensive and he has an excellent ability to solve problems and provide solutions quickly with minimum of involvement from me! I can highly recommend Timmins Whittaker and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial business partnership.”

Corin Crane, Chief Executive at Black Country Chamber of Commerce, commented: “Having access to Lloyds of London is invaluable to our members, it is such a unique offer. It was a fantastic visit and really showed the importance of providing good quality opportunities for our members to take advantage of. We look forward to working closely with Timmins Whittaker and all the Affinity Partners moving forward.”

Last modified on Monday, 28 November 2016 11:44

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