Independent thinking for independent schools insurance
Hettle Andrews are a fully independent insurance broking and risk management firm based in Central England servicing England and Wales, with a team in central England and the South of the country. Being independent means we have access to a wide range of specialist Insurers and more importantly are able to flex the choice of provider to the needs of your schools depending on your own individual needs – we will always treat you as unique. Being an Independent business with a team of professionals who are highly regarded by our Insurer partners has meant that we have remained fresh, adept, insightful and hence innovative in the development of the integrated approach to risk.
The Education sector remains the largest specialist area for Hettle Andrews and following a 20% growth of independent school clients in 2018, it is evidential that the integrated approach to risk – ONE, introduced at the ISBA conference in 2015 – is now acknowledged as an invaluable alternative approach to insurance and risk management. Quite literally ONE brings risk under one roof and more and more bursars are witnessing the advantage of controlling their risk through the integrated approach; not only through improvement in risk registers and ISI results but also through reduced cost of risk to the school. Whilst ONE integrated risk solution was developed to respond to the need of our existing clients, it has since been become the most popular approach for new independent school clients to Hettle Andrews.
ONE for independent schools is essentially about bringing the purchase of your commercial insurance and the purchase of your risk management under one roof. We pride ourselves in a quality service – the team you deal with are Chartered insurance professionals and Chartered members of IOSH. Most importantly, with over two decades of experience in the Education sector we understand you and are able to guide you on matters which are unique to the independent school sector.
In working with your sector, too often we saw that the purchase of insurance was separated from H&S management; Risk Assessments; H&S training; Legal services and HR advice. It seemed ridiculous when how you deal with these aspects of your risk management is so integral to the cost of your insurance. Our partner Insurers support the cost of risk management which means yet another advantage of ONE to the independent school bursar, is funding by your insurer.
What’s more, ONE is supported by: –
- a team of Chartered Insurance Brokers, chartered since 2007, innovative in our approach to risk.
- a qualified and sector experienced risk management team.
- a fully independent UK Business: we will be here post Brexit.
- a team of lawyers and HR specialists – law firm rradar – the only law firm in the world to be accepted onto the London Stock Exchange’s elite programme
Hettle Andrews – Headline Partner at The ISBA annual conference 2022