From January 2015 South Essex Insurance Brokers will be known as SEIB Insurance Brokers, with a new logo and marketing campaign. The company re-brand reflects the fact that SEIB is a national company and provides insurance throughout the UK and also places business internationally.
“SEIB has grown steadily over the 50 years it has been in business and has nationwide clients in a number of niche business sectors. Our policy of providing the excellent service that you would expect from a local broker is still at the core of our business, and we continue to handle claims and enquiries in house for some sectors. We have frequently had our name referred to in the short form of SEIB, and it is a natural progression to formalise this in our brand to reflect our position nationally in the market”, said Barry Fehler CEO.
Since Barry Fehler started the company over 50 years ago, the business has developed a reputation for service, claims handling and employing customer focussed staff that understand the specialist needs of their customers in the niche markets within which it operates.
SEIB offer the services of a local broker on a national scale, well known for their equestrian insurance products there is much to the company than just equine, including private hire, rural taxis, and funeral directors.
The company is the preferred equine supplier for BIBA and offers a range of products through nationwide intermediaries. SEIB also provide the member benefits for British Horse Society, World Horse Welfare, British Show Jumping, Arab Horse Society and insure Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
For many years SEIB have been linked to the funeral industry and the National Association of Funeral Directors where they provide the Professional Indemnity insurance included within the membership. Insurance cover has been specially arranged for the needs of the funeral industry including premises and fleet that takes into account the nature of the business and the special requirements of the industry. The cover is continually reviewed and enhanced to meet the needs of the NAFD membership and now included are legal expenses with many extras. The policy responds to a broad range of legal disputes that can arise from day-to-day activities, with an increased limit of indemnity of £150,000 (subject to policy limitations) provided by ARAG.
SEIB is also well known for Private Hire and Rural taxi insurance. Cover is in place that is not always easy to come by and carefully rated post codes ensure that the companies that are insured by SEIB receive very favourable rates and can include single person operators and public, employer’s liability cover which is often difficult to come by.
SEIB Insurance Brokers are likely to be able to place insurance for most SME’s in the UK and their specialist approach should make them the first call for any small to medium sized business however diverse the insurance requirements.
SEIB is wholly owned by specialist insurance group Ecclesiastical who are themselves owned by a registered charity. Earlier this year, the group set itself an ambitious goal to give £50m to charity over the next three years and in 2014 £16.5m has already been donated from its profits. SEIB is well known for its support of charities and will have a key role to play in Ecclesiastical reaching this target.