Yorkshire insurance industry expert goes it alone to launch own brokerage

A Yorkshire insurance broker has gone it alone and started his own brokerage.

David Bulmer, who has worked in the industry for more than three decades, has launched David R Bulmer Associates, which is based in his home town of Harrogate.

The new business – whose philosophy is to give clients a far more personal service than is typically seen within the commercial insurance market – will provide expert insurance advice to business owners.

The same level of service is provided in the Private Client sector, for individuals who require a more bespoke approach when arranging their personal insurances.

David, whose late father established Bulmer & Co Accountants in the 1950’s, said: “I have been in the insurance industry all my working life and in that time, working with insurers all over the county – and in the Lloyd’s and London markets – I have built up an enviable network of contacts, based nationwide.

“My introduction to insurance broking was with a leading multi-national firm, learning my craft from some of the most respected insurance brokers in the north of England.”

“With more than 35 years in the industry, I can justifiably say I have a wealth of experience, in particular in the SME sector and in dealing with owner managed businesses.

Mr Bulmer, whose new venture as an appointed representatives of Gauntlet Risk Management Ltd, a Willis network member, added: “Launching my own brokerage is an exciting prospect and it is a challenge that I will relish.

“At a time when the insurance market is becoming dominated by the multi nationals and consolidators, we know that it is increasingly difficult for businesses, and individuals, to get the type of independent advice and personal service they want.

“This is where David R Bulmer Associates comes in to play!

“We have access to facilities covering all aspects of the commercial insurance sector and this includes many specialist providers that underwrite schemes for specific industries.

“This, coupled with competitive motor fleet policies, ensure that we can provide a complete service to all our commercial clients.

“And, for the private individual we can offer a range of insurances from bespoke home insurance to a travel policy and any other personal insurance requirements our clients have.”

David Bulmer

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