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Why NC Insurance?

If you ask any insurance broker or direct insurer how good they are it is extremely unlikely they are going to come back with anything other than a glowing report on how great they are and how using them is going to be the best thing for you and your business.

When choosing a risk and insurance advisor, you need to bear in mind that whilst size is important, biggest is not always best. To ensure you achieve the best of all options, you need to strike a balance between ensuring your chosen advisors are large enough to command buying power in the market but not so large that they lose sight of the clients or their needs.

At NC Insurance, our clients benefit from the best of the both worlds as:

  • We recruit and train the highest calibre staff, from a variety of backgrounds including insurers, national brokers and the legal profession which gives us a broad prospective on a range of issues, ensuring our clients receive the best advice at all times.
  • We have multi-million pound accounts with the major insurers, enabling us to competitively compete with international, national and independent brokers alike.
  • We are financially strong, boast an A+ credit rating and are the North East of England’s longest established insurance broker. Our standing as one of the region’sleading insurance brokers has been built on over 80+ years’ experience of helping protect UK businesses.
  • We are flexible enough to provide an individually tailored service to all our clients so you get the service that you want, not just the one we can offer.
  • By developing close working relationships with all our clients, we do not just respond to their requirements, we pre-empt them.

We work closely with our clients on all risk and insurance related matters, structuring a programme to meet all of your needs.

We do understand that choosing one insurance provider over another is very difficult as for most people; one insurance broker is pretty much the same as another one. Therefore rather than go on about how good we think we are, we prefer to leave you with three thoughts:

  • What have NC Insurance been doing right since 1928 when Northern Counties Guarantee Corporation Ltd (the original name of NC Insurance) first opened our doors for business?
  • If NC Insurance is so good, what do our customers think of us?
  • How does NC make a difference?


“I was previously insured with a broker who constantly delayed providing me with my renewal terms which meant I often had to make decisions at the very last minute. Not only was this annoying but it meant I was never completely sure I was receiving the best deal. NC Insurance are different in that they took the time to understand my business and tailored an insurance programme to my exact needs at a very competitive premium. I am extremely happy with the service they provided not only when they secured my business but also on an on-going basis. I’d have no hesitation in recommending NC insurance to any business looking for marine or commercial insurance.”

Tim Finley, Director T F Shipping

“Regarding NC Insurance all I can really say that this is one first class company which offers a personal & professional service.

In the first year of my dealing with them they saved me 35% of my usual insurance cost. In year two in spite of a claim from us they still managed to save me money by putting my business out to tender.

Results like this are rare these days as companies don’t try for their clients. NC Insurance is the exception. Try them you won’t be disappointed. First class, highly recommended.”

David Laurel Copmanthorpe MOT's

“On behalf of Longbridge Youth Club, I would like to state how satisfied I am with the Contents and Liability Insurance taken out with the charity division of NC Insurance, Third Sector Protect. I am in the process of starting up a series of new Youth Clubs and would not hesitate to use your services for these new projects. I intend to use your Policy as a standard in each of these Youth Clubs.”

Graham Mann Pc 184KG Longbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team

“On behalf of the Kenyan Orphan Project (KOP) I would like to thank you for all the help, advice and support given during the summer when volunteers working with our charity in Kenya developed Swine Flu. The changes to their programme, the imposed quarantine and the disrupted individual travel arrangements posed logistical problems to the charity and the way that subsequent claims were quietly and efficiently managed relieved a significant burden on the organisation.

KOP was extremely pleased to have that support and would not hesitate to recommend your services to other charities working within the same field.”

Ted Allen DL, Director KOP

“I Googled a few insurance companies and came across yours. The website is easy to understand and when I made an enquiry the service was very prompt with a telephone call being received the following day.

You very clearly explained what type of insurance would be suitable for us and quoted an extremely reasonable price.

I cannot emphasise how pleasant and helpful you have been and congratulate you on the wonderful service you provide. Thank you.”

Louise Cowan Roslin Youth Club

“I would just like to convey our management committees’ sincere thanks to you for your help and guidance that enabled us to take our employer and public liability insurance with yourselves. Being a charitable organisation, it is a never ending task in finding ways to reduce our expenditure and the £1,000 you saved us has been a tremendous help. I have recommended your services to other community organisations in our area highlighting how helpful you were, how much money you saved us and how we also received additional cover. Many thanks for your assistance once again.”

Irene Walker, Finance Cover Eastlea Community Centre

“On behalf of Gateshead Shopmobility I would like to thank you for all of the help you gave us when it was time to renew our insurance. We found our old insurance company to be very expensive and when we started looking around for an alternative company with a similar cover for the schemes powered scooters and wheelchairs, equipment, employers liability and cover for our members and trustees etc your comprehensive cover was far less expensive and your company is local for us.

We have found your service to be very professional and prompt.

Thank you once again.”

Joyce Plane (Mrs), Assistant Co-ordinator Gateshead Shopmobility

“NC Insurance has been our insurance broker for several years now and we would happily recommend them to any company who is looking for great value commercial insurance delivered by a team of friendly, local insurance professionals.”

Robin Archer, Owner Tynemouth Architectural Salvage

“I have always found the staff at NC Insurance to be approachable, polite and courteous but, more importantly, prompt and efficient in all business dealing. NC Insurance is invariably my first call and usually the last as they seldom fail to find a lower premium in respect of building insurance. I look forward to many more years doing business with NC Insurance.”

P Waugh Waugh & Co, Newcastle upon Tyne

“Excellent Service, Comprehensive Quotes and policies at Very Competitive Premiums. Our enquiries are always answered Quickly and Efficiently by Friendly Local Staff.”

Dee Whiley Mathewson Limited

“I would just like to say thank you to NC Insurance for the excellent service I have received once again. You have not only saved me money but raised the bar in customer service.”

Peter Forster, Managing Director Cherry Parts Ltd

“I cannot praise highly enough the way in which NC Insurance deal with my insurance needs in a most efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and cheerful manner. At one time, they looked after car insurance for three generations in my family, my father, my son and me. I am always grateful for their advice and I never hesitate to take it up.”

Hazel Rippon Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

“I would like to confirm that my dealings with NC Insurance over the many years that I have renewed my motor, house buildings, and lately travel insurance policies with your company, have always been most efficient, very helpful and courteous. I would like personally to thank you for the excellent service that you have provided with me during the past.”

Mrs. Pauline M. Barton

“NC Insurance’s knowledge of the Motor Trade is unbeatable and their staff are well experienced in dealing with our type of trade. We would recommend NC Insurance to anyone connected with the Motor Trade to get a professional, prompt and friendly service.”

M Cain, Director Guisborough Car Sales Limited

“I am impressed with how professional NC Insurance is. They saved me time and money. No hassle insurance. I would highly recommend giving them a call.”

Bernard Tomlin, Director W A Cook Ltd

“I have been a customer of NC Insurance for around 10 years and have always received excellent and efficient service”

Mr T, Bradford

“For anybody in the motor trade I would recommend they speak to NC Insurance. Not only did they find me a policy with better cover but they also managed to save me money on my insurance we well.”

Mr Frazer Elcock, Owner Stillingfleet Service Station

“I would like to thank all staff at NC Insurance for all their help during our claim process. They were most helpful and processed our claim on our behalf, leaving us time to deal with our day to day business. Many thanks.”

Christine Bell, Director D-A-L Ltd

“Over the past five years with NC Insurance I have found their customer service to be impeccable. Superb communication and prompt responses at every stage make them a joy to deal with. Highly recommended.”

Mr W. Suffolk

“As insurance used to be!!! Excellent service and easy to contact. Would never go back to direct insurance again. Using a broker enables our company to do the things we are good at and leaves the insurance to the experts.”

Ian Curry, General Manager Apex Radio System Ltd

“NC Insurance has been our insurance broker for several years now and their service is excellent. I know they are just a phone call away and when I have a query, they deal with everything in a very professional manner leaving me safe in the knowledge that everything is in place.”

Chris Timmins, Managing Director Onesign and Digital

“I would highly recommend NC Insurance. First class, 1 to 1 customer service with our personal broker speaking direct, in person or over the phone, this makes the day to day tasks much easier to deal with. NC Insurance also has a knowledge of our business and understands the exact type of cover needed to be in place.”

Mr C Richardson Leighton Motors

“We have used NC Insurance for a number of years now and are extremely happy with the service they provide.We always receive renewal terms in good time and they recommend the most suitable policy for us at the most competitive price. We would definitely recommend NC Insurance to other motor trade businesses.”

Ben Lyon & Steve Costello Tyne & Wear Garage and Recovery

How does NC Insurance make a difference?

So in addition to the above endorsements how does NC Insurance actually make a difference? Well we are committed to helping those who need it most and we do this in a couple of ways.

Firstly, through our Charity of the Year scheme, we select one charity every year with the view to raising as much money as possible for them over a 12 month period.

NC Insurance is supporting the charity “Shine Cancer Support” as our Charity of the Year for 2015/16. Shine Cancer Support is the only registered charity in the UK exclusively focused on supporting people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with cancer. They support men and women, with any type of cancer. Further information about Shine Cancer Support can be found by visiting and any support you can give to them would be greatly appreciated.

Secondly, we also run a Charity Fundraising Facility whereby charities and good causes of all sizes can raise valuable funds. In essence what happens is that we will share our commission with charities whose staff, volunteers, friends and family decide to use NC Insurance for their insurance. Call us today on *0800 046 1446* for further information.

NC Insurance has been helping UK businesses, charities and families get the protection and peace of mind they need since 1928 and we are totally committed to making sure our clients get the cover, premiums and service levels they demand. Contact us today and find out how NC Insurance can help with your business and personal insurance needs.