The beginnings of a New Year are often associated with new starts, and this is certainly the case for local brother duo Gareth and Joe Coverdale. The brothers have taken a step in their father’s footsteps, as they embarked on their journey as franchise holders at Coversure Insurance Services Stamford.
Current franchise holder Kevin Lomas will be retiring to spend time with his family, leaving the business in the capable hands of Joe and Gareth. The brother’s knowledge of the local area, coupled with their extensive insurance experience from their long service at Coversure head office in various roles will mean a seamless transfer for customers. Customers of Coversure can be firmly assured that they will continue to bring high levels of customer service and quality advice that previous franchise holder Kevin Lomas set as a precedent.
Coversure: Keeping it in the Family
Insurance is in the blood for the Coverdale brothers; they are the sons of recent industry Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mark Coverdale, whose work in the insurance industry earned him the accolade at the UK Broker Awards in September. It has been over 30 years since Mark founded Coversure Insurance Services. His vision was to provide a high quality, good value insurance service to local people across the country through independently owned franchised offices. Since then, Coversure has grown steadily, and the Coversure family now boasts over 90 offices through UK.
Both Gareth and Joe jumped at the chance to join the world of Coversure – Gareth in 2001 and Joe in 2007. They have worked in areas including insurance underwriting and broking, to sales and operations, so customers can be absolutely assured that their affairs are in safe hands. Their locality of Huntingdon means that they have a good feel for Stamford and the surrounding areas of Oakham, Corby and Bourne, and will continue to build on the strong foundations Kevin set. Commenting on the changes at Coversure Stamford, Coversure Managing Director Sarah Darling commented:
‘Kevin has been part of the Coversure family for a very long time and built a respected business in Stamford, we are all very sad that he has decided to retire. I am very confident that Joe and Gareth will carry on this high level of service to the Stamford community, they are the perfect duo to develop the business further.’
She also added:
‘Making sure that the local High Street has good quality, independent businesses is crucial for the survival of a lovely market town. Joe and Gareth will be able to assist clients with their business insurance of any size and handle complex property insurance, as well as an array of other types of cover.’
Meet the Team
There was an office opening party on January 26th which was well attended by existing customers, retiring franchise holder Kevin Lomas and Coversure founder Mark Coverdale supporting his two sons. We wish Gareth and Joe all the best of luck at Coversure Stamford and we’re sure they’ll be successful in this endeavour.