What We Do
It’s all about you.
The craft beer of insurance. Only without the dodgy beards.
Tailored, bespoke, customised – whichever word you prefer, you can be sure of one thing. You’ll be treated as an individual at Blackford. We’ll spend the time to get to know you, understand your risks and how we can help you sleep more easily at night. If you add up our combined years of experience it’d make Methuselah blush, but it means we know how to find the right insurance cover to let you get on with what really matters to you.
We’ve never read a ‘How I Made It’ story from an entrepreneur or business leader where the first line mentioned insurance. But behind every successful business is well-managed risk and the safety net which only insurance provides. We’ll handle that, so you can sort out the growth.
There are some private risks where meerkats, red telephones and drooling bulldogs just don’t cut it. Our discreet, professional team provides advice, support and guidance for protecting premium homes, vehicles, investment assets and other important items.
The M&A process is exciting, nerve-wracking and has the potential to transform your business – but anyone who’s experienced the deal-making journey will tell you it can also be unpredictable and fraught with risk.
Insurance is there to get you back on track if things go wrong. We’ll make sure your risk is placed with a reputable insurer, and when you need to call on them, we’ll make sure you get the support you need – quickly and with the minimum disruption possible.
Eddie Cochrane had three steps to heaven, as the song goes. We can’t promise you any celestial bodies, but we do have our own three-step process to make sure your cover hits the right notes. From new risks to existing policies, here’s how we’ll help make the process as smooth as possible.
Whether you need to cover a new risk, or would like to take a fresh look at your existing cover, we delve into the detail of your circumstances and discover the things which matter.
We’ll work with our insurance partners to tailor a policy schedule which matches your risk portfolio, and talk you through the detail step-by-step.
Once we’ve agreed the right cover for you, we’ll take care of the paperwork so you can get back to doing what you do best, whatever that happens to be.
The whole team at Blackford are brilliant
“Chris and the whole team at Blackford are brilliant – it doesn’t matter who you’re working with, it’s seamless… They’re excellent when it comes to representing your business to insurers who might not understand the detail of what you’re doing. That’s been invaluable for us on numerous occasions.”
DA Macdonald Contractors, Argyll
The team has been proactive
“Having Blackford on board has become an essential part of our future business planning. The team has been proactive in helping us to identify and mitigate potential risks, which then allows us to move forward more quickly and with confidence.”
Finnies the Jeweller, Aberdeen
… why I like Blackford so much
“I buy into service and I understand service, I think it’s a disappearing art. That’s why I like Blackford so much – its approach is very much in line with how we do business.”
Private Client, Glasgow
All it took was a few conversations and then they got on with the job
“Blackford helped us to have conversations with insurers and then translated all the paperwork to double-check that the policies were providing everything that we’d been promised. All it took was a few conversations and then they got on with the job, leaving us to concentrate on running our business.”
Suvera, Digital Healthcare Providers, UK
Making insurance a pleasurable experience
“The care and attention that comes from Blackford is second to none. That’s the way I seek to do business – the relationship we have with Blackford is the relationship that I want to have with my own customers.”
Going above and beyond…
“Stephen Randall went above and beyond the call of duty when it came to our building’s insurance. He helped wade through boxes of old files to answer our insurer’s questions about the materials used in our extension. His local knowledge is also invaluable.”
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh