Local insurance broker launches new independent firm

Experienced local insurance broker David Sutcliffe has launched a new independent firm, Woodlands Insurance Services.

David Sutcliffe

Based in Burnley,the business was formed in July and officially launched on the 1st September to make the most of current market trends.

David said: " There's currently a niche as a lot of brokers have been swallowed up by the bigger suppliers.

"It enables me to move in and look after smaller local businesses and provide a better, more personal service.

"The business is part of the Ten Insurance Services buying group which enables me to compete at the same level as the larger companies.

"I am working closely with them and their staff who help me out with things such as administration.

"I have been a commercial broker for over 14 years and worked for many local practices including Swinton Commercial and the Backhouse Group.

"I am letting customers know where I am, based on existing long-term relationships, to secure initial business before further developing my customer base.

"I want to become the main choice for business insurance in East Lancashire, and as existing brokers get taken over, there's room for a new player in town."