Towergate selected as Alcumus SafeContractor’s insurance provider

Towergate has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Alcumus SafeContractor to offer insurance to the 27,000 members of its health and safety accreditation scheme.

SafeContractor is the UK’s fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme and is used by large contractors to assure themselves of the health and safety compliance of their sub-contractor companies.

The insurance scheme will give members, from sole traders to large organisations, access to tailored insurance. The offer includes a bespoke quote-and-buy journey for companies with fewer than 10 employees and advice from its 80-strong network of face-to-face advisory branches.

Alyn Franklin, Chief Operating Officer, Alcumus Group, said: “Towergate has a very strong reputation across the industry. With national presence and extensive experience in the key sectors that SafeContractor operates in it was always clear that Towergate presented a powerful proposition. Once discussions commenced to find a suitable solution we found Towergate very professional and proactive. They were the obvious choice for us.

“SafeContractor’s aim is to ensure its members have access to business critical products and services that we believe are better value for money than those they would ordinarily select on the open market. Adequate insurance is essential to protect our contractors, something we want to ensure that our entire membership base benefits from. By partnering with Towergate we are able to express the needs of our members very clearly and ensure that the insurance products being offered will be fit for purpose for the work activities being undertaken.”

Towergate Insurance Broking CEO, Janice Deakin, said: “This pivotal partnership reflects our efforts as a business to constantly innovate and broaden our offerings and it reinforces our position as a leading provider of commercial and SME insurance in the UK.

“As a multi-channel organisation we pride ourselves in being able to put our customers first by providing cover in the best way to suit their individual needs and this is exactly what we’re doing with our new partners, SafeContractor. We are offering all members bespoke insurance products and access to a panel of insurers who provide specialist, tailored cover and great customer service as quickly and effectively as possible.”