Safe and Insured are a local insurance broker based in Darwen, Lancashire. We specialise in commercial, haulage and motor fleet insurance and we pride ourselves in offering a personal and professional service.
To request a quotation please contact us on 0808 161 7008.
For over 10 years I have worked in the insurance industry at the forefront for commercial businesses to review, advise and create the right insurance package for their business needs. I have worked with all sectors from sole traders to multinational operations.
Insurance is a necessity for businesses in this ever-changing world and I pride myself on providing a personalised service to all my customers, ensuring they have a point of contact that can be reached at whatever time they need as not all companies work 9-5 and incidents also don’t know these are the hours to occur in.
As Broker Manager, ensuring that our customers are more than just a policy number is my top priority. Through our sister companies and regular networking, I use my knowledge of local businesses to ensure you are fully supported whatever your needs may be.
Freight and trucking have always been part of my life, my great grandfather started Whittles Removal in Bolton over 120 years ago. This company was then run by my grandfather and then my father. My dad expanded the business to become Whittle International Freight, “road services to Arabia”, sending British Drivers throughout the Arabian Peninsula and even as far as Afghanistan in the late 1970s.
I joined the business after working for Freight Forwarding Companies in Belgium, Rotterdam, Hong Kong and China and ran the Iberian Department. After a few years, I then moved into the Removal Department and ran Brewer & Turnbull a franchised Removals Company for 10 years.
Since leaving the family businesses I have developed a number of my own businesses within the insurance sector, Safe and Insured is a specialty Insurance Company bringing my career full circle incorporating both my experience in the Freight and Insurance Industries.
Having worked in financial service for nearly 20 years, and trained and managed advisors within the sector, I am very much aware of what “good advice” looks like and enjoy working with committed advisors who know how best to advise our valuable customers and who care about customer satisfaction.
The desire to drive business growth, whilst ensuring that customer service levels remain high, sits at the core of my working day. Being a company director is not just a job in my view, it is quite simply a way of life!
I am very proud to have been awarded a "Woman of Influence" title in 2018 and have therefore joined a list of 26 insurance industry woman, compiled by a leading independent industry magazine, Insurance Business.