Chartered Insurance Brokers
Beaumont Lawrence is the only independent company in Shropshire - and one of less than 200 across the UK - to hold the prestigious Chartered Insurance Brokers title.
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) gives the exclusive title to firms demonstrating the highest standards of professional practice – a trait the directors at Beaumont Lawrence have held in high regard since it was founded in 1973.
Managing director Ben Lawrence says the title is an achievement and an honour for the company, which remains at the forefront of the brokering community more than 40 years on.
“This is a recognition from the CII that we have achieved the highest standard with technical competence and compliance and that we have a very high level of qualification among our staff,” he says.
“The CII recognise that we are one of the top brokers in terms of technical ability.”
Chartered status, granted by the Privy Council, is the industry’s gold standard of excellence and integrity for insurance brokers, described by the CII as the sign of ‘genuine professionalism’.
Chartered firms must ensure staff members acquire and retain the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver the highest quality advice. They must also work in an ethical manner that places client’s interests at the heart of the advice they give.
Mr Lawrence says the accolade is well-deserved by staff at the company, who always provide the best possible service for customers.
“We are committed to providing a first class service. It’s a wonderful testament to our hard-working staff.
“An essential process of our client relations is to gain a thorough understanding of their business and through this professional approach, we provide effective solutions, specifically tailored to client needs.”
Beaumont Lawrence offers a wide range of insurance products for all sizes of business across the UK – from SMEs to large multi-national corporate.
The company has worked with businesses in a variety of trades, including a paper manufacturer which required a report and update to their insurance programme.
Within a few months of appointing Beaumont Lawrence the manufacturer experienced a major fire at a factory, caused by third party contractors working at the site.
The result was physically devastating but financially redeemed by the improvements implemented by the staff at Beaumont Lawrence only months before. The managing director of the company said at the time that their new insurance brokers had “saved his company from bankruptcy”.
“Every client account is subject to a continuous risk appraisal procedure, enabling the company to recommend updates to client’s policies, premiums or cover whenever necessary,” added Mr Lawrence.
“We have a dedicated department to handle this important aspect of business and I believe it is thanks to this sort of procedure that we have been recognised by the CII.
“It is important to us that all staff are at the top of their game - but it is more important to our clients. We make sure their business is safe in our hands.”