We’re proud to announce that our company has now been successfully trading for 50 years. It’s our anniversary, but not only that, it’s also the month that our founder, Basil Fry himself, would have been celebrating his 100th birthday.
Basil started his career in insurance back in 1938 when he joined Nixon, Constable and Co. on a wage of just £4 per week. He saw active service in Kenya during the Second World War, but returned to work in the firm, becoming a partner when Mr Constable retired in 1960, and rising to MD in the years that followed.
In 1970 Basil left to set up on his own and ever since ’Basil Fry & Company’ has gone from strength to strength as a family business. Initially with the help of Basil’s son, Chris and son-in-law Christopher, followed by Phillip Wildman in the 1980s and into the present with the current MD, Phillip’s brother, Greg Wildman. This continuity has maintained a family feel to the Company whilst upholding the expert, bespoke and personal service that Basil Fry is so proud of.
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.”