Ashbourne Insurance’s journey with SSP
My father-in-law started Ashbourne Insurance from nothing in 1981. After he retired in 2008, along with my wife and brother-in-law, we took over the business. One factor that originally made us decide to partner with SSP was the fact that SSP were and still are the market leader in technology. We had one office running an Open GI system (Misys) and another using SSP. There was no longer the need for two systems so, after a period of due diligence, we chose SSP ElectraM3.
It was the slicker platform and I was concerned that Towergate owned the Open GI system. As SSP brought two environments together, we’ve been able to use the branch system to greater effect. Our GWP has grown to £4.5m, with 18 employees in total. We have now been a client of SSP for 25 years, SSP is the best provider to help us support both our commercial and retail customers – they are better than any other provider.
Additionally, the SSP solution accommodates both personal and commercial lines – we are 40% commercial lines and 60% personal lines now. Our GWP has grown to £4.5m, with 18 employees in total.
SSP offers the most reliable and comprehensive solution in the marketplace.
Peter Smits at the SSP Broking launch event
Delivering future growth and efficiencies
We have always prided ourselves on being a local provincial broker, and will stick to those traditional values in the future. We will continue to major on being an independent broker of trust and providing a personal service. SSP gives us access to technological enhancements, business support to enable our company to grow, and has allowed us to streamline our back office via automation. Working with SSP has introduced further automation into the business as well as multiple aspects of electronic trading and streamlined certain accounting functions.
I am looking forward to the new SSP Broking platform. As the margins on personal lines are being squeezed, achieving efficiencies is very important, and the new platform will enable us to do just that. As long as SSP keeps progressing, we will continue to have all the tools we need to grow the business and give more weight to what we are doing.”
Director | Ashbourne Insurance
With over 40 years’ experience in providing insurance solutions to local residents and the business community, Ashbourne Insurance has a policy at a price to suit any requirement: business, car, home or travel insurance.
- Company type
- Insurance broker
- Lines of business
- Personal & commercial
- Company size
- >19 employees
At Ashbourne we pride ourselves on our first-class personal and professional service before, during and after the life of the policy, and we are very proud of our “Service Excellence” award from the Federation of Small Businesses.