Hedon Insurance brings broking back to Cottingham’s high street
The opening of our new office this month will bring insurance broking back onto Cottingham’s high street for the first time in several years.
The firm has been steadily expanding in recent years from our East Riding base and we now employ 14 people. The new, generously sized office in Cottingham at 195 Hallgate will be our fourth and is intended to establish a foothold for the firm in the North and West Hull markets. The new office will be managed by the firm’s experienced sales adviser, Paul Welsh.
One of the firm’s motivations to open an office in Cottingham was to use the considerable experience we have built up in recent years obtaining insurance for people in East Hull and nearby villages affected by the storm and subsequent floods of 2007.
‘We are expecting to be able to help homeowners in Cottingham and its surrounding villages make some significant savings on their home insurance – as we understand the issues involved’ explains Paul Welsh ‘we have experienced the same issues in the villages to the east of Hull and we have developed an understanding with some of our insurers of the risks involved’
Managing director, Anne Walters, is similarly confident that the firm’s brand of service will be well received in Cottingham. ‘We are delighted to be coming to Cottingham. I am sure that people in Cottingham, Willerby, Skidby and Beverley will like the Hedon Insurance experience.’
‘We have become well known locally for maintaining the ‘traditional’ style of insurance broking, having local offices where our customers can deal face to face with an adviser for most types of insurance.’ Anne Explains.
This personal, face to face service approach has resulted in a steady increase in our market share in recent years, as an increasing number of people have become disillusioned with the way many insurers have centralised, become call centre based or gone online.
‘There is still thankfully a large number of customers who value a personal service’ explains Paul ‘We know our markets, we have more insurers at our finger tips than the majority of people can access themselves on-line, our premiums are competitive and we’re there for them if things go wrong.’ Paul Continues.
‘The bottom line is that people can spend hours doing their own research on-line and then still end up crossing their fingers!’ muses Paul ‘They’d be much better just coming in and seeing us!’
The new office has the same phone number as our other offices
Hull 707 800