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New Acquisition Takes Livestock Insurance Forward

3rd January 2017


H&H Insurance Brokers (HHIB), Carlisle are pleased to announce they have acquired the specialist livestock insurance agency, Armitage Livestock Insurance Agency Ltd. The former owner of Armitage, Jacinta Nastali, will continue as part of the H&H team providing insurance cover for livestock along with other insurance products available through the H&H Insurance Limited business.

John Noone, Managing Director said “We are delighted to welcome Jacinta to our team. Jacinta has over 30 years of knowledge and experience in livestock insurance and has a great reputation in the industry. HHIB Ltd already have, with our connections to our sister livestock auctioneering business Harrison & Hetherington, a significant livestock insurance offering which we brand as ‘in-Livestock’. This specialist brand is now well known within the pedigree industry as we have grown this significantly in recent years. Working with Jacinta’s wealth of experience will give us the opportunity to not only grow this specialist livestock brand but also to develop her customer base with additional insurance products. Armitage is well known for Alpaca insurance cover too which fits in well with our portfolio”.

The new arrangement became effective on Thursday 1st December and Armitage will continue to trade from Weybridge in Surrey as well as Carlisle – with a focus on specialist livestock and smallholder insurances

Jacinta Nastali commented “I know H&H Insurance Brokers well, having had contact with them over many years and I am happy to be joining the company which is dedicated to looking after its customers with a personal service. I shall still be managing my customer base going forward but with the added backup and support of a larger business which will allow me to provide an even better service and product offering to my existing customers”.

With their roots set firmly in rural insurance, H&H Insurance Brokers are one of only 170 companies in the UK to have been awarded Chartered Insurance Broker Status – the highest accolade in the insurance industry. With offices in Carlisle, Durham, North Wales, Newtown St Boswells and now Weybridge, they are increasingly developing the areas in which they operate.