John and Sue Holroyd formed the Partnership of Bargate Holroyd Insurance Brokers in 1981 using the name of the building, Bargate House to claim a more prominent position in the telephone directory.
This, together with their strong conviction that the interests of the customer should be placed above all else, has resulted in Bargate Holroyd prevailing over the four other Brokers who practiced in Oakham in those days.
Always being fiercely independent, now that daughter Katie is taking an interest in the business, this is set to continue.
Many people believe that they can cut the cost of their insurance by going “on line” and placing the cover themselves.
However the advantage of employing Bargate Holroyd as your Broker is demonstrated by the results they have achieved in negotiating settlement of difficult claims, some of which are shown below.
Stolen Horse Box
Insurer offered £7,000.00 – Settlement negotiated £14,000.00
Stolen Mowing Machine and Trailer
Insurer offered £7292.50 as the Indemnity value of the plant. After negotiations which lasted six months, the Insurer settled at the full £25,000.00 sum insured on the policy
Stolen Saddlery & Tack
Insurer offered £600.00 for tack valued @ £1,000.00 – Settlement negotiated £800.00
Insurer offered £650.00 – Settlement negotiated £1,900.00
Restaurant Buildings Fire Claim
Negotiated on client’s behalf with the Loss Adjuster, obtained payment for equipment not replaced totaling £500.00.