Builders Merchants and Suppliers

Our specialist knowledge allows us to arrange competitive insurance portfolios for builders merchants and suppliers

Builders merchants and suppliers face many distinct risks that not all standard business insurance policies will cover. Although it can be tempting to purchase off-the-shelf standard insurance cover, this can leave your business exposed to potential losses during the event of a claim and therefore, it is vital that you work with an insurance broker who is well versed in the risks that builders merchants and suppliers face to ensure that no stone is left unturned.

We work closely with builders merchants and suppliers to identify the unique risks each business faces.

    Why Miles Smith?

  • We are the recommended, strategic partner for the provision of business insurance for Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) members
  • Our in-house claims team boast over 100 years combined experience and they can tailor their service to suit your business’s requirements
  • We can carry out a confidential review of your current insurance provisions, to identify if there are any gaps in your current cover
  • You will benefit from working with a dedicated Client Director and Client Manager who will be available whenever you need them

About our services

Our in-house knowledge and expertise allows us to work vigilantly to secure the most appropriate cover to protect your business, leaving you to focus on the day-to-day running of your business without the worry of insurance.

However, we do more than just arrange insurance solutions, we provide builders merchants and suppliers with robust risk management advice, to proactively help businesses like yours mitigate the risks they face.

As part of Specialist Risk Group, we are proud to be the recommended and approved strategic partner for the provision of business insurance for Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) members. We work closely with the BMF and their members to provide a bespoke insurance offering, with exclusive access to a range of covers that have been tailored for the BMF Specialist Insurance product. If you are a BMF member, please get in touch to find out how you can benefit from this service.

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Our approach to arranging insurance solutions for builders merchants and suppliers is tailored to your organisation. We take the time to understand your business and provide the insurance cover that you need. The types of cover we look at for businesses in these sectors include:

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Retail Case Study

We were first introduced to Miles Smith in 2014 by our financiers. Miles Smith were able to demonstrate that they could streamline our Insurances and in so doing, reduce our premiums considerably. We therefore transferred to them mid-term and immediate savings were negotiated with the holdings Insurers.

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“I have dealt with Miles Smith for a number of years now, and am very grateful for the advice together with the support given. Prior to their involvement, I had suffered a deteriorating claims experience and through various Risk Management guidance, including the fitting of cameras, my experience has radically improved. I now regard them as part of my team, and look forward to working with them in the years ahead”

Manjit Nandra
Director, Beeches Recovery
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If I am too busy to see a representative from Miles Smith what can I do?

We understand that many businesses are currently working from home, or where they are on-site, working life has changed to reflect social distancing measures. As we are currently working remotely, we can conduct our exercise via phone, email or video call.

Where is Miles Smith located?

Miles Smith’s head office is based in the City of London, the address is: One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB. There are two additional offices, one in Ampthill, Bedfordshire and one in Sudbury, Suffolk. However, due to COVID-19 we are currently working remotely and therefore we can conduct meetings via phone or video call.

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