Building strong relationships with business and insurers

With over 60 years’ experience in the insurance industry, the majority of it, commercial insurance broking, Dan Hillier and Stewart Drysdale established Hallsdale Commercial Insurance Brokers Ltd to return to a broking business that provides advice and service on a ‘local’ basis.

We have a traditional approach to service, working on a long-term relationship basis with our clients, becoming their trusted insurance advisor that can be called upon whenever needed. We always put our client’s interests first, meeting their needs by providing the most suitable and comprehensive insurance solutions with a financially strong, quality panel of insurers.

Whilst truly independent Hallsdale Commercial are part of the Ataraxia Broking network, a collection of independent insurance brokers with over £120m in Gross Written Premiums. Being part of the Ataraxia family ensures that we have access to all available markets and have the buying power of the larger broking groups, which, gives us the ability to secure premium and terms that many other brokers are not able to access.

Transfer of risk to an insurer is just part of the risk management process, where, risk transfer is the only option, we want to ensure that our clients premium spend is as competitive as possible. To achieve this, we will provide advice on suitable risk control methods.

When an identified risk falls outside the scope of general insurance, we will provide referrals to our professional partners. This includes, HR and independent financial advisors who off a wide range of Life Insurance covers.
Our goal is for the business to grow organically by retaining business and gaining referrals. We shall ensure that this is not at any cost and that the Company ethos of customer focused, professional service is always maintained.

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The Directors

Dan Hillier Dip Cll

My role at HCIB
As a joint owner of the Company I am responsible for all areas of the business. Developing business strategy and planning for growth whilst ensuring that our Company ethos of customer first service remains at the heart of everything we do. As a commercial insurance broker, my main specialism is Construction, Plant Hire, Manufacturers, Motor Trade, Professionals and IT Companies and I provide a full client service advising on cover requirements business exposures, obtaining quotations and policy management through to renewal.

I enjoy being part of the HCIB team because
We established HCIB as we believed that there is still a place in the market for customers that valued advice and service and it is the relationships with customers and insurers that I enjoy most. We are building a team of like-minded people with an attitude and mindset that reflects our own.

When I’m not working
I have a daughter and partner that occupy the majority of the time, but when I get the opportunity, I like to play golf and meet my friends at the rugby club that I have been a member of for almost 30 years.

Stewart Drysdale

My role at HCIB
As a joint owner of the Company I am also responsible for all areas of the business, including developing business strategy and planning for growth.

I have been an Insurance Broker for over 30 years working in a variety of businesses. I have an in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of commercial & Private Client insurance with emphasis in construction, plant hire, motor trade, haulage, recycling, IT & media.

I always look to bring integrity, enthusiasm & dedication into my dealings with clients & insurers.

I enjoy being part of the HCIB team because
When I promise a client that they will receive service that will be unparalleled, I truly believe that. As owner of the business, it is down to me to ensure that these promises are maintained, and I have every confidence that this is the case.

When I’m not working
I have three “grown up” children that I still seem to support! Enjoy travelling with my wife, I play 7 a side football, occasional golfer and early morning dog walker.

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