Why should you choose us?
WPS is the foremost independent council insurance broker for local city, town & parish councils with a long history in the sector going back over 15 years .
We recognise that your council has a legal requirement to provide “best value” when it comes to insurance. As a result earlier this year, we conducted a major scheme review involving 17 UK insurers which has recently concluded with a re-launch of the Council Guard scheme. Moving forward , we are delighted to be partnering one of the largest insurers in the UK, RSA Insurance Group. This exclusive scheme, now underwritten by RSA will provide a market leading level of cover which is Insurance Act compliant & in plain English. It will be tailored to your individual council needs ensuring you get the cover you really need, and will not be available through any other provider.
Our dedicated team of account handlers have many years experience looking after councils; one of our team will be your dedicated point of contact during your time with WPS.
- Independent advice and service backed by one of the largest UK insurers.
- Access to a dedicated point of contact.
- Claims dealt with in house; we negotiate with the insurer on your behalf.
- Claims under £2,500 paid within 24 hours & property claims under £100,000 settled within 30 days (subject to conditions).
- Sector specific cyber-crime & GDPR cover.
- Access to an exclusive valuation service including average condition removal.
- Exclusive risk consultation service including guides & bulletins. .
Alongside our commercial insurance policy, WPS can also provide cover for your motor insurance needs through our scheme with leading motor insurer, ERS. Our policy can cater for commercial and agricultural vehicles as well as the option to include cover for occasional business use by council employees.
- Flexible driving conditions.
- Cover available for special types vehicles.
- Pro-rata returns when removing vehicles.
- No admin fee charged for midterm changes.
As always our insurance policies are backed up by our ethos of putting your interests first at all times.
Don’t just take our word for it
“We have been customers with WPS for four years during which time they have combined competitively priced insurance cover with excellent customer care. It used to be said that the motto of the insurance industry was, my word is my bond, WPS have certainly lived up to this in our experience.”
Jonathan Bourne – Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council
“In my 12 years as Clerk to Helston Town Council I have always received excellent service from WPS. Their specialist Account Handler & Town Council Insurance Co-ordinator is easily contactable and consistently deals with my enquiries and claims in an efficient and timely manner with a personal touch.”
Chris Dawson – Helston Town Coucil
“Here at Great Aycliffe Town Council we moved our insurance policy to WPS in 2012 following a re-tender of the contract. Not only did this generate a significant saving on premium costs, we were offered a number of policy enhancements, discounts on other services such as health and safety consultancy, play area inspections and building valuations, and receive a low claims rebate each year. Most refreshing of all though is the excellent customer service we receive. WPS offer a personal service that you don’t find with the bigger insurance providers, while they understand our sector and respond quickly and efficiently to any queries.
I would certainly recommend WPS to any other town and parish councils who are looking to review their insurance arrangements.”
Dan Austin – Great Aycliffe Town Council
“Trowbridge Town Council has found the service provided by WPS to be supportive and constructive, meeting our needs and exceeding our expectations, we were happy to sign up for a further extended period as a result.”
Lance Allan – Trowbridge Town Council
If you would like to learn more about our Town Council Insurance Scheme and what we can offer you, or you would like to obtain a quotation, please contact our town council manager on 01752 670 440 or email Colin Raffell.