Leeds-based commercial insurance broker McCarron Coates’ has had its achievements recognised in one of the most prestigious award schemes in its sector, having achieved two shortlistings in the prestigious Insurance Times Awards 2019.
The brokerage, which specialises in insurance for passenger and commercial transport operators, as well as offering a range of other commercial insurances, is shortlisted in the Commercial Lines Broker of the Year and Claims Broker of the Year categories.
The shortlistings recognise McCarron Coates’ spirit of innovation and can-do approach to insurance broking. The brokerage has this year developed a unique insurance policy for van drivers wishing to improve their risk through the Freight Transport Association (FTA) scheme – Van Excellence.
Focusing on claims and helping clients reduce their exposure to risk is part of in-depth, strategic approaches employed by directors Ian McCarron and Paul Coates, who had a clear vision for the type of client they wished to work with when setting up McCarron Coates.
The award shortlistings also show an appreciation of McCarron Coates’ commitment to excellence and working with the right clients, rather than simply seeking to dramatically grow a business without a particular focus.
Ian McCarron says: “We have concentrated on focus and niche market penetration, having strict selection client criteria governing the type of client we wish to attract, on-board and retain. We have many years’ experience in our sector and direct our expertise into finding cutting-edge solutions for our clients. Should a suitable policy does not exist for a particular client, we endeavour to create it, working with insurers who trust us and with whom we have enjoyed long-standing relationships.”
Paul Coates adds: “These shortlistings recognise the work of our entire team and their commitment to McCarron Coates stands for. They have also been achieved, in part, thanks to testimonials provided by our clients, who appreciate our down-to-earth approach, honesty, willingness to engage and get to understand their businesses inside-out, and tenacity in finding the right insurer and insurance solution for their individual business. We cannot thank these insurers and clients enough, for the belief they have shown in us.”
McCarron Coates will now face panel interviews with judges in London, before heading to one of the glitziest awards events in any sector, to be held at Grosvenor House, London on November 22.