History

“The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation” Jacob Bronowski

Founded in 1970, Basil Fry, a broker in the City with Removals and Storage experience, spotted a gap in the market and decided to set up his own business from home.  Already considered an expert in his field through advices given to Removers in the 1950’s and 60’s, Basil built on his expertise through the creation of his own Company.

Our Company is slightly different today.  Traditional values remain at the core but with cutting edge technology to enable you to place insurance cover, partnered with delegated authorities from the top Insurers to allow us to bind and provide policy documents.

Our philosophy is similar to that of Bronowski’s above. There are many insurance brokers who will place the risk for you, collect the money and leave you in abeyance.  Our approach is that of risk management, actual advice to improve your exposure and return dividends to you so that you recognise the value your broker brings – a partnership with you to drive your Company in the right direction.  This is the ethos that ensures our client base grows year on year.

Nine years ago, the present Managing Director, Philip Wildman, spearheaded a Management Buy Out.  Convinced that the Company could expand with better systems in place, Philip and his team of Directors adopted a more technological approach that has paid dividends throughout the recession.  Listening to our major clients, we delivered a new internet system in conjunction with MoveMan that was not only easy to use, but aesthetically pleasing too.

From our premises in Leatherhead, the company is perfectly positioned to service all sizes of Accounts.

We have been on the Insurance Broker Panel of the British Association of Removers since its foundation. The Association recognises that our specialisation means we are at the forefront of providing insurance and risk management solutions for the removals industry.  Our involvement with the SSA, the Self Storage Association, is newer but already, members have saved money and are sitting in a better position because of risk management measures advised by our experts.

Service

Unrivalled service and experience from our team of brokers.  Our team have been carefully selected for their years of experience which easily outweigh any others who are working within this sector.

All insurance broking staff at Basil Fry have insurance qualifications and are trained to an excellent standard, having in-depth knowledge of the industry and different policies available. They are able to give advice on the policies to suit each client’s requirements and make specific recommendations to suit.

In-house settlement of clients’ claims through Removal Claims Service in the unfortunate event of a loss. This is a unique service available on the BAR Broker Panel.

Our Account Executives are happy to meet with you on site, at your premises, or at our offices where your requirements can be analysed and solutions sought.

Please contact Basil Fry either through our quotations page or directly on (01372) 385985.

Testimonials

“As a company we only go to market for prices every 3 years for renewals on all our insurances and then place a deal based on a 3 year period. In 2006 Basil Fry came up with some blinding prices that I could not refuse and we jumped ship, the annual saving in year 1 was so good it allowed me to replace an ageing warehouse roof and the rates  have been very good since we joined Basil Fry. The service we receive from them is 1st class and the staff are a pleasure to deal with !”

Stuart Almandras, Britannia Sandersteads

“Having previously used a general insurance broker it was a breath of fresh air to speak to a specialist to the industry within which we operate.  From the start Basil Fry have provided me with a good level of support across all aspects of our moving and storage business and the most impressive element of their service is the speed at which they respond to our requests – often last minute.  I would recommend their service to anyone in the industry”

Emlyn Evans,  Squab Group

“Clockwork Removals has renewed its insurance requirements for 2013 with Basil Fry for a few key reasons. These include but are not limited to, vastly improved claims handling  and an increased working relationship to improve Insurance understanding throughout the business. In 2013 we plan to integrate more development between the two businesses to improve our claims record. In any business relationship, it is important that both parties contribute to the end goal.”

Simon Osborne

“We have used Basil Fry for all our insurance requirements for several years now and have always found them to be competitive across the board and above all very speedy and professional in dealing with any claims”

David Stanley Xpress Relocation Ltd

“We have been clients of Basil Fry for the last 13 years  and in that time have been thoroughly impressed with the level of personal service that we have been given in that time. No matter or problem, however small, has always been dealt with efficiently and promptly and more recently when we had a major incident, Greg Wildman was on the scene within hours of learning of the problem”

I would have no hesitation in recommending Basil Fry & Co to others

Adrian Pretlove Pretlove’s Removals and Storage Ltd.

”I have known Basil Fry & Company for over 35 years, and having instructed them as my Insurance Broker some time ago, I never have the need to look elsewhere for my Business Insurance requirements when it comes to renewals.  Basil Fry are true professionals and are experts in their field, and as such I have recommended them to several other business, all of whom now speak as highly of them as I do.

I think that Basil Fry’s commitment to supporting BAR and industry events is second to none, and is testament to their belief that investing in their clients activities keeps them close to their clients, and their clients close to them. This ethos is directly in line with their own recognition of Jacob Bronowski’s philosophy, “The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation”.   My advice to anyone contemplating instructing Basil Fry & Company is easy………. take action.”

Andy Carr

Proprietor – Andrew Carr Consultancy Services

Managing Director – Jayco International Forwarding Limited