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November Update

Gist (Insurance Brokers) Ltd is open – we can be contacted by phone 01579 383456; by fax 01579 384223; by e-mail; or by Skype by appointment. We are working in our office to ensure our service standards are properly maintained.

Make sure you have the cover you need – the consequences can be really serious

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The Market is changing

There is no doubt that in the past few weeks we have noticed a really rather swift change sweeping over the insurance marketplace, rate are increasing and more and more insurers are withdrawing from certain sectors which is restricting the choice available to the consumers, it really does show how important your local broker – linked in to a larger network is.

Reflective Times

Gist (Insurance Brokers) Ltd has a proud history of providing insurance products to our area for very many years, like many businesses we have taken on the challenges of operating in these unprecedented times and seen it as an opportunity to refine the services and improve rather than cutting back, in our case we have continued to offer the same business hours and embraced the benefits of technology, more frequent use of e-mail, trade specific information from insurers on our website and the utilisation of electronic payments as well as video calling using such services as Skype, these will continue even though we are delighted that we can now welcome clients back into our office for the personal, face to face consultations that we value most.

Internally we have rearranged our office structure so that social distancing is easily accommodated and from a personal perspective, living over the office as I have done for many years, my daily commute is now a single bannister instead of two with my office relocated to the first, rather than the ground floor.

Taking the time available during lockdown to, like so many, having a spring clean has brough forth many interesting items, I recently found a supply of my Grandfathers business cards as the representative for London & Manchester Insurance nearly one hundred years ago, the original correspondence when Gist (insurance Brokers) Ltd was formed some sixty eight years ago, the documentation when I joined my Dad in 1973 – my how things have changed but we continue to be committed to providing all our clients with the range of insurances they need, whether it be a commercial contract for a factory, shop, office, let property or liability or a personal insurance to protect a home, car, unoccupied property, mobile home etc, in fact over the years we have even arranged cover on the more unusual risks too, hot air balloons and twins insurance come to mind.

I sincerely believe that these past few months have really illustrated the value of local services, the one that have kept going to keep us all going and I hope that the lesson is whether it’s a veg box or a policy to protect something that you value – shop local.

Service Update

Please be aware that our office is open during our normal hours to the public, we would ask that the hand sanitiser provided is used and social distancing is observed as a protective measure for our clients and staff.

We are also available by telephone on 01579 383456 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to Midday.
We can also be contacted by fax on 01579 384223 and by e-mail to

If you would like a video chat by Skype please phone for an appointment.

We are working hard to ensure we continue to provide quality service to our customers throughout the current pandemic.
We understand this is a difficult time for all businesses and individuals and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Please stay safe and treat all those keeping us going with respect

Visitors Welcome

We have been open to service our clients through the lockdown but from 9am on Monday the 15th of June you are welcome to visit our office observing social distancing of course, hand sanitiser and gloves will be freely available for our visitors.

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