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TGt Meets...Barry Clift, Account Executive at Towergate Insurance
Meet our latest TGt Meets...Barry Clift, Account Executive at Towergate Insurance. They are one of the UK's largest independent insurance brokers that pride themselves on their community spirit, robust relationships and expert technical advice, with a total dedication to client service.
Tell us a little bit about yourself…
I’ve been a commercial insurance broker for over 25 years, looking after clients both locally and nationally. I enjoy listening and talking to people about their business as well as the more social side of their lives. I’m a sports fan, and follow Tottenham, Bath Rugby and the international England teams. I play in local football and cricket leagues, although waiting for the current pandemic restrictions to be fully lifted.
Tell us a little bit about what Towergate Insurance Brokers offer…
Towergate are one of the UK’s largest independently owned commercial insurance brokers, providing a wide spectrum of products and services distributed through our own brands and appointed representatives.
What is your role at Towergate Insurance Brokers?
My role is to provide advice on and arrange a suitable insurance programme for commercial businesses, using a risk-based approach depending on the individual needs of the client.
Simply put, take the uniqueness of the client and sell this to the insurers, review quotations (cover, terms, pricing, budget) and recommend and explain this back to the client, giving practical examples wherever possible.
Insurance can be expensive; how can you help?
Whilst price is a factor in any purchase of a product or service, the devil is in the detail and ultimately what is the client looking to achieve. A car is only a car until you start to specify what you might need it to look like, reliability, practicality etc. and the price will change to reflect.
Why do you enjoy working at Towergate?
My colleagues. Good team ethos with a dynamic can do attitude.
What sets Towergate apart from any other insurance broker?
We are an advice-led and community-focused business with an unrivalled local footprint of experts across a wide range of sectors and specialisms, combined with national and international reach.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
Starting a new role during the Covid-19 lockdown and establishing relationships with clients and colleagues.
What have been your key challenges and how have you overcome them?
One of the key challenges has been the inability to hold face to face meetings and embracing the technology to hold video meetings.
Find out more about Towergate Insurance HERE!