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Precision 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.

We have access to market leading specialist underwriters to arrange bespoke cover to meet your requirements and protect your business including efficacy, protection against the increased theft of precious and non ferrous metals and the risk of injury to your employees from the use of specialist machinery.

For more information please call Chris Bardsley on 01282 677776

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What is FFI? 

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From 1st September squatting in residential buildings in England and Wales became a criminal offence


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


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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.


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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