Further strengthening its position as a leading schemes insurer, Ageas has secured a new commercial scheme providing cover for local councils across the UK through independent insurance broker, Norris & Fisher. 

Norris & Fisher specialises in insurance cover for charities and community groups and has been offering insurance protection to local councils and village halls for over 10 years. The new scheme, offering specialist cover to local councils in the UK, has been designed to cater for all activities and needs, with Officers Liability and Publishers Liability offered as standard. Key areas of cover include public liability at £10m limit of indemnity and bespoke covers for council owned property.

Working in partnership with Norris & Fisher to design the bespoke scheme and develop policy wording, Ageas has delegated underwriting authority to the broker, giving full control of the scheme, whilst providing the support of a dedicated team of underwriters to ensure the account’s ongoing success.

Cathy Taylor, Head of Commercial Underwriting and Operations at Ageas, said “This is another example of how Ageas’s team of commercial schemes underwriters have the requisite skills to help brokers capture niche segments of the market with bespoke insurance propositions. Together, we have developed a solution that is able to accommodate a wide range of activities and local councils will have the benefit of being handled by a long standing professional broker where personal service is guaranteed.”

Martyn Ingram, Norris & Fisher Managing Director, said “This has been a great opportunity to team up with an award-winning insurer which shares our customer service values to offer this bespoke product. It has been a real team effort and we are delighted with the outcome – a really compelling proposition for local councils.”