01 October 2015

An enthusiastic welcome for the enthusiasts who’ve just joined us

Today we extend the warmest of welcomes to thousands of high-value, high-performance and specialist car enthusiasts who have joined the Principal family.

This is because the ink has now dried on a deal which has seen us acquire a Kendal-based specialist motor insurance broking business from Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management.

This is not just great news for former Marsh policyholders but their staff too, all of whom we have retained in Kendal. The team in Cumbria is led by much-respected general manager, Kat Blayden-Byrne and are already well acquainted with our chairman, Damian Keeling, who previously owned the business when it traded as Peart Insurance Brokers.

So what does the deal mean for enthusiasts who protected their precious vehicles through Marsh? Well the first thing to say is that when it comes to your existing policy, it’s business as usual so your cover is entirely unaffected. Should you need amend your policy before your renewal falls then simply call our Customer Services team on 0330 024 1376 or email them by clicking here, and if you need make a claim call 0330 024 1376 or click here. Otherwise, as your renewal date approaches, we’ll be in touch to discuss your options and root out the best deal from our panel of specialist car insurers.

The bigger picture is that in the future not only will you continue to deal with the same team that previously earned your trust and custom, but that team will benefit from the resources Principal offer as one of the UK’s fastest-growing specialist insurance groups. The key reason why we wanted to buy the business was the specialist knowledge and experience which the Kendal team would bring to us, and the practical support we know we can give them through our Manchester HQ. It’s a winning formula.

Specialist is the operative word here. We’re not just A.N Other insurance broker seeking solely to appeal to the Focus-driving A-to-B masses (although we can, of course, sort your private car insurance), but a service-led business attending to those with select interests, enthusiasts driven by a passion. So we serve classic, kit, high performance and specialist car buffs, owners of every type of road motorcycle – classic, custom, modern, scooter, trike, vintage and more – van drivers and even the motor trade businesses who buy, sell, repair and restore your vehicles.

If you’d like to know a little more about who we are and what we stand for, then don’t forget to check out the About Us section. In the meantime, welcome aboard!

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