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New Office Opens

12th July 2016
Farm & Estate

  Following H&H Group’s recent acquisition of John Swans Ltd, we are pleased to announce the opening of our office in Newtown St Boswells. This is our third new office to open since 2015, following expansions in Ruthin (North Wales) and Durham (North East).  Although our company already serves clients in Scotland, this will be the first dedicated Scottish base. Gemma Rawlinson and Suzanne Whittaker will be managing the new office which…


Farmers & businesses urged to check their insurance ahead of introduction of stiffer penalties

20th June 2016
Farm & Estate

Farmers to face prison and unlimited fines for health and safety breaches Farmers are being urged to ensure they are properly insured ahead of the introduction of tougher new penalties for businesses convicted of corporate manslaughter and other health and safety offences. Check you are properly insured at the drop-in surgery on 22 June at Wooler Mart.

Gemma Rawlinson Area Development Manager for Scottish Borders and Northumberland

Can your business take the risk?

25th May 2016
Farm & Estate

A relatively new insurance against the increasingly hostile world of claims and investigations is now available through H&H Insurance Brokers. Called Rural Protect, the policy is designed to   provide insurance protection  for both Civil and Criminal actions  brought against you or your business by covering all your legal defence costs.  This would include for example, the legal costs in defending you or your business , against  investigations  from any one…

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Blonde Society early Spring Show & Sale

4th April 2016
Farm & Estate

H&H Insurance Brokers recently sponsored  the Blonde Society Early Spring Show and  Sale, pictured is the winner Messrs Weightman with Amy Robinson Account Handler (HHIB). The Hallfield herd secured the leading price of 7000gns at the early Blonde Society spring show and sale held at Carlisle with their Junior, Overall Male and Supreme Champion bull entry.  Messrs Weightman & Sons young bull, Hallfield Jody, is a son of the noted…


Account Executive Appointment in Durham Office

4th April 2016
Farm & Estate

Leading independent insurance brokers, H&H Insurance Brokers, have today announced the appointment of Patrick Quigley as Account Executive. Based in the Durham office, his primary focus will be to provide existing and potential customers with professional support and advice. Patrick will also be responsible for developing new business initiatives driving forward effective sales and marketing. Patrick, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, has over twenty years’ experience in providing insurance solutions…

Patrick Quigley Account Executive Durham

H&H Insurance Brokers – Growing Careers

8th March 2016
Farm & Estate

H&H Insurance Brokers, who earlier this year received the insurance industry’s highest accolade – Corporate Chartered Broker status – have just marked the milestone of two employees, Sandra Hodgson and Rachel Orr, both reaching their 20th anniversary working for the company. While on the first step of the career ladder is Amy Robinson who has successfully passed her apprenticeship year as Apprentice Account Handler, with the company. Sandra and Rachel,…

Rachel and Sandra receive their 20 anniversary award

Farmer Event at St Boswells’ Mart

12th February 2016
Farm & Estate

Harrison & Hetherington’s St Boswell’s mart will host an inaugural event about rural services on offer in the area. At the event, which will be held on Thursday 25th February, the H&H Group’s Chief Executive, Brian Richardson, will be introducing the H&H staff and the new range of services that rural customers can access, in addition to its regular sales. The event, which includes talks on rural business issues and…


H&H Insurance Brokers Achieve Highest Industry Accolade

11th January 2016
Farm & Estate

H&H Insurance Brokers, a leading independent insurance broker in the UK, have received the insurance industry’s highest accolade – Corporate Chartered Broker status. This has been granted to Carlisle and Durham based H&H Insurance Brokers by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the professional body for all the insurance industry. Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms who meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism, capability and adherence to…

Chartered Status Awarded to Northern Insurance Brokers for Outstanding Professional Standing

NEW! Claims reporting process for Motor Insurance Policy Holders with H&H Insurance Brokers

8th January 2016
General

At H&H Insurance Brokers we pride ourselves on delivering a first class service to our clients and to further enhance this, have teamed up with motor claims experts ALPS, to provide our clients with a FREE dedicated claims management service should they need to make a claim on their motor policy following a road traffic accident. We recognise that when it comes to making a claim our clients require the…

John Noone, Managing Director

Insurance Premium Tax on the rise

11th November 2015
Farm & Estate

After being announced as part of Chancellor George Osbornes July budget, this month sees an increase in the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) to 9.5%. “Insurance remains a very competitive market and it is very likely that the increase in Insurance Premium Tax may lead to greater competition in the market” says John Noone Managing Director of H&H Insurance Brokers. The tax which was first introduced in October 1994 at a…

Insurance Premium Tax set to rise by 3.5%