Insuring Your Peace of Mind
Robert Gerrard is a straight talking, reliable and long-standing family-run insurance brokerage where you’ll experience a truly personal, face to face service from friendly, helpful advisers with specialist knowledge.
We are genuine, hard-working people who are here to help with all your insurance needs. We’ve developed our knowledge through decades of hands-on experience in the insurance industry and we’d like to become ‘your insurer’ for everything you need to protect – for your business, for your family and for you. Every piece of cover we arrange is tailored to the individual. Our policies come from some of the world’s best insurers and our rates are competitive. We look forward to speaking to you and to helping you with your insurance needs.
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The past few months at Robert Gerrard have certainly been cause for celebration. Our shortlisting in the Broker Networker independent broker of the year award; the firm’s 40-years-in-business anniversary, mine and Scott’s 30 years’ here and, most recently on 12th January 2017, Keith Bacon’s three decades in service at Robert Gerrard. And it is my oracle of information himself, Keith Bacon, aka Smokey and various other nicknames to which stories are attached and will be mentioned later on, who forms the subject of this blog, because on Friday 27th January 2017, the great man took his retirement.
Now that the initial panic over Brexit has died down, thoughts have turned to the day to day practicalities that will come about as a result of the UK’s exit from the European Union. In particular at this time of year so commonly dedicated to the booking of summer holidays, it has probably got many people thinking about how Brexit will affect overseas travel. There is lots of talk of the need for visas to enter countries in Europe as well as concerns over health insurance, travel costs and mobile phone roaming charges, amongst other things. Here we take a look at what could be in store.Read More
It’s winter 1976. Britain has not long cooled down after a record breaking 22 days of blistering summer sunshine. Petrol is 77p a gallon, a pint sets you back 32p and it’s 19p for a loaf of bread. Over in North Chingford, a new company had started up. A company that is now about to celebrate its 40th anniversary! Here we chart the story of the North Chingford insurance broker that has gone from strength to strength, from typewriters to email, and has retained some very long serving loyal staff along the way.Read More
The importance of making sure your eyesight is of a standard approved by the DVLA for driving cannot be over-emphasised, especially as it could render your motor insurance invalid if it is not, and land you with a prosecution, a fine, possible points on your licence and in some cases, disqualification from driving. Not to mention of course the danger you could be putting yourself and other road users under. How is your eyesight? Have you had it checked recently?Read More