Experience

Albert Einstein once said, “the only source of knowledge is experience”. At Blackford, we believe Albert was right: experience matters. When claims and milestone events occur, our brokers see at first-hand how a policy wording responds to an incident. This helps us build up knowledge, which can be fed into the design and negotiation of future insurance programmes.

The average individual industry experience across the Blackford team is 21 years. Whilst clients will take comfort from such savviness, it’s important we use technology, training and media to share our knowledge with our clients and our wider team.

After all, insurance and risk mitigation may well be your disaster backstop, so it’s important we get things right. First time.

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Expertise & skills

These are just some of the ways we help our clients manage risk:

Insurance audit – health check of insurance programme to ensure it is fit for purpose, competitive, and in line with company operations, risks, and ambitions.

Renewals - design, placement and ongoing review of relevant insurance policies.

Risk surveys & advice – property, health and safety, cyber, environmental, and quality management.

Claims – management and oversight of claims from cradle to grave, using loss adjusters and sector specialists when required.

Due diligence – audit of historical / current liabilities and exposures relating to potential sale/acquisition, highlighting competitiveness of programme and amalgamation options post-deal.

Global insurance programmes – design and placement of insurance to respond to international exposures, ensuring group level control and consistency of cover / service throughout all territories.

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Business sectors

With a developed understanding of different sector requirements, our brokers are always able to provide intelligent risk advice and tailored insurance programmes.

We love learning about new innovations, industries, and products.

We’re lucky enough to have clients in the following sectors:

  • Construction, Trades & Engineering
  • Education & Public Sector
  • Food & Drink
  • Forestry & Estates
  • Health & Care
  • Hotels, Leisure & Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine & Credit
  • Motor Trade
  • Not for Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Professional Services
  • Renewable Energy
  • Retail
  • Sport & Events
  • Tech & Media
  • Transportation
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Blackford is a trading name of Blackford Group Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference 831508). Registered Office: Blackford Group Limited, 26 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4ET (Registered SC616744). Blackford Group Limited is an Appointed Representative of James Hallam Limited, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference 134435).

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