• Construction Insurance

    Our portfolio of Construction clients is wide ranging, from privately owned to public limited companies, from speculative developers to civil engineers and we act for both main and specialist subcontractors. Our specialist claims operation provides an unrivalled service.

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  • Manufacturing Insurance

    We have built up a considerable expertise with a wide variety of manufacturing companies working with metals, plastics, rubber and carbon fibre composites to name just a few. Products range from bespoke ironwork artefacts to specialist component and machinery manufacturers.

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  • Engineering Insurance

    As a leading independent insurance broker Backhouse recognise the needs of precision engineers. The degree of accuracy is critical when supplying components to the oil, gas, motor vehicle, defence and aviations sectors and quality control procedures reflect this. Equally important are your exposures to the potential for your products to cause injury or harm where they may be safety critical.

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  • Property Owners Insurance

    An expertise both in Commercial and Residential property owners, we understand the sector and its particular needs and requirements. All our policies are bespoke offering leading edge wordings and enhancements to ensure that we obtain maximum benefits when a claim occurs.

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  • Logistics Insurance

    We understand that operating a warehouse and distribution facility is no easy task, we pride ourselves on working in partnership with you. Identifying your needs at the outset we then go about arranging a portfolio of policies which complement your business activities.

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  • Information TechnologyInsurance

    Whilst I.T. companies face many of the same exposures as most other businesses the speed at which technology evolves presents its own challenges. The key to success is staying ahead of the game, Backhouse take great pride in arranging policies that are able to adapt and change as quickly as technology itself.

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  • Retail & WholesaleInsurance

    Whatever size of company you run, it's essential that you protect your business with the most comprehensive insurance to give you complete peace of mind. This will allow you to concentrate on what you do best - working with customers and developing your own business.

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  • Education Insurance

    In the same way that every pupil has their own unique skill sets and personality traits, we recognise that every school or academy has its own nuances which need careful consideration. Our clients have chosen Backhouse because of the importance we place upon understanding these often unique requirements.

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Welcome to Backhouse Insurance Brokers

Backhouse are a leading independent insurance broker which specialises in providing insurance services to both Commercial and Private clients. We offer a wide range of insurance services and risk management solutions specifically tailored to the needs of our clients. Backhouse is a highly trained and motivated organisation that is dedicated to providing a quality service to all our clients.

Backhouse is a well respected broker with a strong reputation throughout the insurance industry, built through providing over 75 years of expert advice and personal service. This has allowed us to build strong relationships with insurance companies, which allows us to provide a wide range of reliable and flexible insurance products at competitive prices.

 

Please explore our site for more information, or alternatively contact a member of our team to discuss your requirements.

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New UK Legislation enabling the HSE to charge a Fee for Intervention (FFI)

What is FFI? 

Increased squatters risk in commercial properties
From 1st September squatting in residential buildings in England and Wales became a criminal offence

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THEFT OF HEATING OIL

The cost of heating oil has increased significantly recently, resulting in more thefts of oil from both domestic and commercial properties.

The first indication that a theft has taken place is often when the heating stops working.

OVERVIEW – 2011

Rate reductions are still possible for clients for property and liability insurance.  Abundant capacity and competition between Insurers are preventing increases, other than where there has been poor claims experience on individual accounts or within specific sectors.

DO YOU HAVE DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS INSURANCE?

The first Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution has been successful in the United Kingdom.

It is more important than ever to ensure that your Managers, Directors, Officers as well as the Company have cover in place to protect them.

CHANGES TO THE MOTOR INSURANCE DATABASE

From 2011 if your vehicle is not registered on the MID and has not been declared as 'Off-Road' you will receive a letter warning you that you could face a fine, prosecution as well as your vehicle being clamped, seized or ultimately destroyed.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY INSURANCE FROM 1ST APRIL 2011

With effect from 1st April 2011 the Employers' liability Tracing Office (ELTO) will be introduced.

The purpose of the ELTO is to assist the insurance industry in meeting its obligations to help those who have suffered injury or disease in the workplace identify the relevant insurer quickly and efficiently.

Backhouse meet with me once a month to review our insurances. As part of this process they have produced a comprehensive, easy to understand schedule of all our cover which they update prior to each meeting. In my 30 years of dealing with Insurance Brokers this has never been done so efficiently, or consistently, as it has by Backhouse. They are the best brokers I have ever come across!

Graham Pilkington, Director. Cavitech Solutions

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