Motor Trade

Helping you prevent incidents

Hamilton Leigh provides motor trade insurance solutions to Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealership Groups, Franchised Dealers, Large Valeting Companies and Vehicle Repairers. We enjoy strategic alliances with automotive specialist professionals, such as UHY Hacker Young and Birketts Solicitors and we are a preferred suppliers of motor trade insurance to Purchase Direct members.

Retail Automotive Sector

We are an innovative and forward-thinking team, always looking at new techniques and methods to help our clients reduce their risk management exposures and insurance costs.

We don’t make ridiculous promises to beat your current premium because as far as we are concerned, being price competitive is expected. We do promise however to provide practical guidance on how to prevent accidents/incidents and reduce your ‘retained risk’ costs. These costs can equate to as much as 50% of a dealership’s annual insurance premium spend, yet most dealerships do not properly record this data and largely unaware of its enormity.

The retail automotive sector is far too exposed to accidents and incidents, given the number of sites, vehicles and people you control. Did you know there are only 8 recognised UK insurers, underwriting retail automotive sector risks? Should the sector claims continue to escalate at the current rate, the number of insurers is likely to reduce, resulting in less capacity and inevitable premium increases. The only way to avoid these foreseeable premium increases is to adopt a comprehensive and pro-active risk management strategy, designed to recognise and eliminate risk in the workplace.

As part of Hamilton Leigh’s motor trade insurance programme review for dealerships, we offer our Risk Awareness Programme, designed to help dealership staff understand hazards and risk and ultimately prevent incidents from taking place. This programme is recognised by the specialist motor trade insurers and has a proven track record of creating a safer working environment, improved risk awareness culture and achieving significant insurance premium and retained risk cost reductions for dealerships.

With Hamilton Leigh, you benefit from the expertise of a retail automotive specialist broking partner. With insight and know-how, we have the ability to solve problems quickly, offer professional advice and also give you peace of mind that our in-house claims management team will achieve the best results for you.

Valeting Sector

We provide bespoke insurance and risk management solutions, helping large valeting companies manage risk, whilst also maintain customer relationships in an extremely challenging, low margin sector. Every business faces risks. The attitude and response to those risks will ultimately determine a business’s success or failure. The valeting sector is no different. Increased competition, greater customer demands and tighter margins places considerable pressure on the sector. Add these factors to the decline in quality of valeter, high valeter churn rates, inadequate induction/training procedures, inadequate health & safety risk assessments and customer contractual inconsistencies, it is no surprise that valeting sector insurance premiums have increased significantly and will continue to do so unless proper risk management practices are introduced.

Did you know there are only 3 recognised UK insurers, underwriting valeting sector risks? Should the sector claims continue to escalate at the current rate, the number of insurers is likely to reduce, resulting in less capacity, large premium increases and the possibility of your valeting company becoming uninsured.

Don’t wait for this to happen to you! Since 2015 we have seen a decline in the quality of valeter in the sector, which has coincided with a significant increase in valeting sector claims; noticeably fraudulent injury and theft claims. Sadly, this is no coincidence!

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As part of Hamilton Leigh’s motor trade insurance programme review for large valeting companies, we offer our Risk Awareness Programme, designed to help sales, operational, regional/area managers and valeters understand hazards within the valeting sector and introduce new, improved systems and controls. This programme is recognised by the specialist valeting sector insurers and has a proven track record of reducing accidents/incidents, improving customer relationships and achieving significant cost savings for valeting companies.

By appointing Hamilton Leigh as your broker, we will review your Terms of Business Agreements, Customer Tender documents, Customer Contracts, Recruitment and Training policies and provide practical advice as to how your procedures and controls can be improved.

“Helping you prevent incidents”

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