As our reputation as a leading private client broker grows, so does our expertise in farm and estate insurance.
In January this year Will Johnson joined us as a partner to found our Penrith office and brought with him the experience of working for the NFU Mutual in Lancaster after a degree from Cirencester. With a brother as a land agent and a father a retired land agent, Will is steeped in the management of the countryside and is ideally placed to manage the insurances of farms and estates all over the North of England and Scotland. Then in July Andrea Taylor arrived from Lycetts after 12 years in their Newmarket and Edinburgh offices looking after bloodstock as well as farm and estate clients. Andrea is the daughter of a Lockerbie farmer and it is hard to think of a better qualified team to represent us. Penrith is so well placed geographically that most of the North is within easy reach of our office which means that they can easily deliver the hands-on personal service that is at the core what we offer.
In a parallel move, Martin Wright joined our Swindon office as a partner in July. Until then Martin had worked for the NFU for all of his career and for the last twenty five years as the group secretary of its Wotton Under Edge branch in Gloucestershire. Located between Cirencester and Tetbury, this branch was the NFU Mutual’s leading office for the insurance of farms and estates in the whole country and so we are absolutely delighted to have someone of Martin’s calibre join us. He is a key signing and the depth of his experience is already proving invaluable to us and our clients.
Between Will, Andrea and Martin, Weatherbys Hamilton is now in a very strong position to challenge the established players in the farm and estate market represented principally by RK Harrison, Lycetts and the NFU. Quality of advice is just as important as premium and we are very well positioned to provide our clients with the best of both worlds. With the rest of Weatherbys Hamilton growing strongly in its core areas of private client and equine insurance, we are very confident that we are providing products and service that clients are finding increasingly hard to obtain elsewhere.