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Motor Trade Insurance from Footman James

The Footman James commercial business insurance specialists have many years of experience and are fully prepared to discuss the insurance requirements for your business right now - from your workshop to your workforce.  With particular emphasis on the motor industry - classic motor traders, specialist vehicle clubs, exhibition organisers and exhibitors - we can help you ensure your business and exhibitions are protected.

We offer a range of policies including (but not limited to) the Motor Trade Insurance policy detailed below, Vehicle Enthusiast Clubs policy and Vehicle Enthusiasts Exhibition Organisers policy. You can speak to a member of our Motor Trade Team on 01384 218021 to discuss our best policy for you.

The Footman James Classic Specialist Motor Industry Combined Insurance Policy includes as standard*

          - All Risks; Buildings, Stock, Machinery Plant, Portable Hand Tools and Vehicles at the premises
          - Business Interruption, covering loss of profits
          - Employers and Public Liability
          - Money
          - Engineering Inspection (Service)
          - Road Risks (as part of a combined policy)
          - Up to 55% no claims bonus entitlement

The Footman James Classic Specialist Motor Industry Combined Insurance Policy also includes the added benefits* of:

          - Agreed Value for your own Classic Vehicles
          - Protected No Claims Bonus (if you can provide proof of 4 or more years motor trade no claims)
          - Single Vehicle Limits up to 5 million**

* Subject to acceptance criteria
** Subject to agreement with insurers
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Footman James reviews

ProductScoreCustomer Comments

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Service was OK but I thought the cost was higher than it should have been as we have had no claims

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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The whole process was made very easy with a personalised service and the price is second to none.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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staff were freindley and super efficient again

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Despite not having a 'run of the mill requirement' the account handler Matthew Weston adapted the policy to suit our limited needs very promptly.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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I would happily recommend Joseph Lewis (my very able account handler) and Footman James to anyone looking for motoring cover. Joseph has been very good in that he has actually listened to what I want out of an insurance policy and has provided outstanding customer service.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Lynn Pearson of Footman james makes dealing with insurance so easy. Offering perfect customer service,she is an absolute pleasure to do buisness with. Very very helpful,a huge asset to Footman james insurance company

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Perfect, as ever..

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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renewal carried out promptly

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Kevin Askill has looked after our Insurance for almost 30 years, always first rate service

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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A refreshing change to have an account manager, Joe is always helpful and I can always actually get to speak to him rather than a 'choose from the options machine' Have recommended them in the past, and will continue to do so.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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personal service with a personal contact great response times and always polite and helpful.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Excellent service. Matt Warby ... consummate professional

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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I was recommended to speak to Neil Mawhinnney at Footman James by Jonathan Sturgess from Autostore. From my very first contact with Neil the process has been smooth and quick. Neil was very detailed when I was telling him what my business required. I have been able to reduce my premium while increasing my cover. I will be recommending Neil and Footman James to my contacts and client without hesitation, Thanks to Neil and the team

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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always meets my customer expectations

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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As always (5th year now) Kevin Askill renewed my policy with no fuss, it was a pleasure to see him and I look forward to many years together!!

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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After being told our insurance would not be going up by the Rep, received details including 50 monthly increase. Will be looking for another supplier next year.


On 29-Sep-2015 the supplier responded:
We are sorry to hear that you are not happy with the premium you have received from us on this occasion. Due to the sums insured increasing this led to an increase in premium. Do let us know if you would like us to call you to discuss this in more detail. Many thanks, Charlotte.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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very quick and easy to deal with

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

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Kevin Askill and his department are extremely knowledgeable and very helpful.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

Service:+

A very good and economical comprehensive policy for my needs. FJ listened to my requirements and made every reasonable effort to meet them. A couple of points lacked clarity or were not picked up properly on initial submission, so it pays as always to read the proposal properly! Would definitely recommend for any Classic Trader wanting a fair and reputable policy.

Classic Motor Trade Insurance

Service:++

Swift and professional service

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