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Retail Insurance

Retail Insurance

Whatever size of company you run, it is 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.

At Backhouse we have the expertise to understand the different requirements of all types of business trades and can therefore create an insurance policy specifically tailored to your needs.

Individual policies can be arranged on a stand-alone basis separately for each class of business, or can be arranged on a package basis under one main policy.

Wholesale Insurance

At Backhouse we understand that running a wholesale business presents a number of challenges. With over 50 years experience we know business insurance inside out and understand that you may be looking to only insure certain parts of your business. With a desire to understand your needs we take pride in arranging policies specifically tailored to your needs, if you have a legal requirement for certain cover we will tell you.

No matter the risk we at Backhouse have the experience, knowledge and ability to exceed your expectations. Why not put us to the test?

For more information please contact Peter Barnes on 01282 677776

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What is FFI? 

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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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We have since 2008 used Backhouse to place all our insurance risks, their unique approach to our tender process was one of the major factors behind placing our trust in Backhouse. They took the trouble to research our business carefully and brought to our attention areas of cover that had never been considered before.

We find Backhouse both conscientious, professional and great value for money delivering a first class claims service.

Paul Reyner, Fagan and Whalley