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Basil Fry & Company is dedicated to the removals and storage, self storage and commercial property industries
Removals and Storage

Removals and storage
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Self Storage

Self storage
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Commercial Property

Commercial property
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We also offer Marine Cargo insurance for military personnel. Please visit our dedicated ‘Portcullis’ website.

Portcullis Website

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We’ve got you covered

Your business needs to be protected by insurance policies which are tailored to your individual requirements.

Basil Fry & Company has provided specialist risk and commercial insurance solutions since 1970. Our team of advisors and expert claims adjusters offer services to an unrivalled quality.

From seasoned traders to new start-ups – we have the experience to find the optimum solution for your business.

Providing an exceptional service for 50 years!

50 years of Basil Fry
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Insurance
broking

High-quality, reliable cover and market-leading customer service for all our clients

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Insurance Broking

Claims management

Our active claims management and support saves time and minimises disruption

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Risk management

Risk
management

Specialists providing you with the most appropriate cover for your business

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Training and Support

Training
and support

Exceptional service and advice possible through staff and client training

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Why our customers stay with us

Our clients come to us because of our reputation, and they stay with us because of the outstanding service they receive.

We have the largest and most experienced team of removals and storage and self storage industry insurance experts in the country. Our extensive history has allowed us to develop market-leading insurance products and claims services.

Our service offering is unique for each business. We will tailor the insurance products and risk management advice we provide to suit the individual needs of your business.

Insurance Guide

Insurance guide

We offer a wide range of policies designed to protect your business.

To learn more, take a look at the Insurance Guide. Here you will find an explanation of the different types of insurance available for your business, as well as tips on how to ensure you declare the correct values and avoid underinsurance.

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Your bespoke insurance solution awaits…
call our team today on +44 (0) 1372 385 985 or
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What our customers say

Speech Marks

We are very happy to confirm that our company has maintained a close association with Basil Fry for some fifty years. During that time, we have received the very best of impartial advice on all insurance matters, ranging from our Motor fleet and property, to our Customers Goods and Marine policies.

We have always been very impressed with the claim settling service, which has been efficient, yet fair to both parties. Basil Fry settles our claims in the manner we wish our clients to be treated, frequently adding enhancement to the removal experience despite a claim being made. Claim settlement feels “bespoke” and I am sure that our clients appreciate this. Over the years the advice has been invaluable to us. The service we receive from Basil Fry exceeds our expectations, yet charges remain competitive.

Basil Fry are more than our insurance brokers, they have become our trusted business support.

Ian Palmer, CEO, White & Company

Basil Fry have been a fantastic partner to us over the last ten years providing solutions to our ever changing insurance needs as we have grown our removals and storage business and also developed our self storage brand. Their knowledge of both sectors is in our opinion second to none and the hands on and personal approach of our Account Director and the professionalism of the claims handling cannot be faulted.

Charles Schmidt, House & Carriage and MyStore Self Storage

We moved our insurances to Basil Fry & Company having happily used a local broker for years. It became clear however that the specialist knowledge and products that Basil Fry provide add significant additional peace of mind and value to our insurance procurement and we haven’t looked back since moving to them seven years ago. We value their involvement and support and would highly recommend them to any new or existing self storage operator.

Rory Windham, Director, GoStore Self Storage

Basil Fry & Co. have been our preferred insurance provider for 20 years and throughout our time with them have provided fantastic support in all insurances matters. Most recently we’d like to extend our thanks for the on site training provided which has given all our customer facing staff invaluable knowledge and confidence to deal with any customers’ insurance queries.

Brian Maidman, Managing Director, Store & Secure

Being a client of Basil Fry is not just about insurance, it’s about being part of a close knit networking community. I can safely say that my business has been able to grow as a result of the introductions I have made meeting other Basil Fry clients and can’t thank Greg and his team enough.

Del Grant, Managing Director, Grants of Cheam

We have used Basil Fry for nearly twenty years to source our insurance products. Their ethos as a family orientated business fits in perfectly with our own and the service we receive continues to be of the very highest standard and is very reassuring for our own family business. You cannot put a price on peace of mind knowing that you have in place an insurance product to protect your business and clients that is second to none. Thank you, Basil Fry.

Matthew Schofield, Managing Director, R&D Schofield

I have used Basil Fry Insurance Brokers for fifteen years and have found their service to be excellent. I receive answers to my questions quickly and the broking team are pro-active in finding the best results for my Company. The claims service provided by RCS is extremely good with fair outcomes for all parties involved.

I would not hesitate to recommend Basil Fry’s insurance broking services to the moving industry.

Stuart Almandras, Director, Britannia Sandersteads

Basil Fry & Company have been our insurance brokers of choice for the past 12 years. The insurance products that they provide are perfectly tailored to our needs and we find that the service they provide in both broking and claims is second to none.

Simon Clark, Director, Britannia Beckwith Removals of Sussex

News and articles

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At Basil Fry & Company we have launched our new commercial property offering with a bang; saving a brand new client over £15,000 on their existing insurance premium. And not only did we manage to save the client a significant amount of money, we were also able to combine their previously separate buildings cover and lift inspection cover together under a single policy, reducing the extra paperwork and associated costs for our grateful client.

All of this was achieved during the height of lockdown at a time when our staff were still learning to adapt to the pressures and limitations of remote working. This goes to show that even throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we have remained committed to providing our clients (both new and existing) with the highest level of service and professionalism.

Now that the lockdown measures have started to ease and life is beginning to return to normal, we are looking forward to assisting many more clients with their property insurance needs. Whether you have a large portfolio of properties or a single building to insure we can arrange cover to suit your requirements.

Give us a call today on 01372 375985 or email your enquiry to broking@basilfry.co.uk.

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Today would have been Mr Basil Fry's 100th birthday. Sadly Basil passed away in the 1990's, but we will all be raising a glass to his memory today.

Basil started his career in insurance in 1938 when he joined Nixon, Constable and Co. at £4 per week. He served in the Second World War fighting in Kenya for the King's African Rifles. During the late 1940's and 1950's he worked on the insurance accounts of the NFC (National Freight Corporation) and Pickfords, and became a Partner in Nixon Constable when Mr Constable retired in 1960.

The Company was taken over by JH Minet sometime in the 1960's. Basil became MD of Nixon Constable and ran it successfully throughout the 1960's but eventually had a disagreement with Minet's and parted company in 1970.

He set up Basil Fry at that point, and his son Chris Fry and son in law Christopher Thorpe assisted him in building the business in the 1970's. In the 1980's they were joined by Philip Wildman.

The company now employs 43 people, and we're sure that Basil would be proud that his belief in customer service and consultancy still guides everything we do.

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This week we celebrated an amazing 50 years since the foundation of our business! Founder Basil Fry had actually worked in the insurance industry since 1938, but only started his own company on 9th July 1970.

Our Managing Director Greg Wildman commented "This July we are celebrating two significant milestones - our 50th anniversary as a company, and the 100th birthday of our founder Basil Fry. Sadly Basil passed in the 1990's but we will be raising a glass to him later in the month. His influence continues to be felt in the company five decades after its foundation, with consultancy and service still at the heart of what we do. We now employ forty three local people and maintain our position as the leading specialist insurance consultants to the Removals, Storage, and Self Storage industries in the UK, and we're sure that Basil would be very proud of the company we have become."

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A Thank You from Basil Fry & Company

During the last few months our various departments have been working remotely, providing our usual services and additional help where we have been needed.

We’d like to thank our clients and business partners for their patience and continued support during these unprecedented times. We have been excited to see your various operations coming back to full strength over the last few weeks and are ready for any changes you need to make to your cover.

Our phone lines have been diverted during the lockdown period to our various teams and we hope to return to the office environment as soon as possible.

Should you need to contact us, you will find the contact details of your Account Executives and Directors on our recently updated website so please call them directly or the office number in the usual way.

www.basilfry.co.uk
01372 385985

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Our very own Peter Doman is hard at work preparing for his participation in the Insurance Panel discussion tomorrow morning - part of the Wednesday programme for the FEDESSA 2020 Online Conference. We hope everyone is enjoying this (slightly unusual) conference so far!

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Basil Fry are delighted to be sponsoring the upcoming FEDESSA online conference, which will be held this week on 6th & 7th October. It will be great to be in touch with friends and clients (albeit virtually), and our Broking Director Peter Doman is looking forward to participating in the Insurance panel discussion on Wednesday morning.

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At Basil Fry & Company we have launched our new commercial property offering with a bang; saving a brand new client over £15,000 on their existing insurance premium. And not only did we manage to save the client a significant amount of money, we were also able to combine their previously separate buildings cover and lift inspection cover together under a single policy, reducing the extra paperwork and associated costs for our grateful client.

All of this was achieved during the height of lockdown at a time when our staff were still learning to adapt to the pressures and limitations of remote working. This goes to show that even throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we have remained committed to providing our clients (both new and existing) with the highest level of service and professionalism.

Now that the lockdown measures have started to ease and life is beginning to return to normal, we are looking forward to assisting many more clients with their property insurance needs. Whether you have a large portfolio of properties or a single building to insure we can arrange cover to suit your requirements.

Give us a call today on 01372 375985 or email your enquiry to broking@basilfry.co.uk.

#propertyinsurance #insurancequote #commercialinsurance
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Today would have been Mr Basil Fry's 100th birthday. Sadly Basil passed away in the 1990's, but we will all be raising a glass to his memory today.

Basil started his career in insurance in 1938 when he joined Nixon, Constable and Co. at £4 per week. He served in the Second World War fighting in Kenya for the King's African Rifles. During the late 1940's and 1950's he worked on the insurance accounts of the NFC (National Freight Corporation) and Pickfords, and became a Partner in Nixon Constable when Mr Constable retired in 1960.

The Company was taken over by JH Minet sometime in the 1960's. Basil became MD of Nixon Constable and ran it successfully throughout the 1960's but eventually had a disagreement with Minet's and parted company in 1970.

He set up Basil Fry at that point, and his son Chris Fry and son in law Christopher Thorpe assisted him in building the business in the 1970's. In the 1980's they were joined by Philip Wildman.

The company now employs 43 people, and we're sure that Basil would be proud that his belief in customer service and consultancy still guides everything we do.

Happy 100th birthday Basil.
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This week we celebrated an amazing 50 years since the foundation of our business! Founder Basil Fry had actually worked in the insurance industry since 1938, but only started his own company on 9th July 1970.

Our Managing Director Greg Wildman commented "This July we are celebrating two significant milestones - our 50th anniversary as a company, and the 100th birthday of our founder Basil Fry. Sadly Basil passed in the 1990's but we will be raising a glass to him later in the month. His influence continues to be felt in the company five decades after its foundation, with consultancy and service still at the heart of what we do. We now employ forty three local people and maintain our position as the leading specialist insurance consultants to the Removals, Storage, and Self Storage industries in the UK, and we're sure that Basil would be very proud of the company we have become."

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