Patons Insurance strengthens it North East Taxi customer base

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Patons Insurance is continuing to expand its taxi customer base in the North East.

Following the acquisition of Teesside-based insurance broker ‘SurePlan’ in 2020, from June this year, we will welcome Newcastle-based Bestford Insurances’ taxi insurance customers, too.

Bestford Insurance, an independent, family-run business that was established in 1981 in Wallsend, will continue to provide Personal and Commercial Insurance Services to Customers (New and Existing) across the region.

We have offices in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough and London, and will be offering the same bespoke taxi insurance service to our newly acquired customers.

Patons managing director Darren Roberts said: “Customers are at the forefront of everything we do and we are delighted to have an opportunity to provide Bestford’s loyal customer base with the same great service we provide to our other taxi insurance customers across the UK

“Bestford’s mission was to create the most-respected insurance brokerage in the North East of England and that level of quality and service is also what drives Patons.

“We have been looking after the taxi industry for over 60 years and this expansion shows our intent to continue growing our business regionally, putting Customers who value local knowledge and expertise at the forefront of our plans.”

Patons Regional Manager in the North East, Clare Dougherty said: “We are really excited to continue our expansion in the North East.

“As with Bestford, we are a family-run business and the personal touch is in everything we do. Customers will continue to enjoy the face-to-face local service that helps set us apart and we look forward to a bright future in the Newcastle and surrounding area.”

As well as Insurance, Patons offer other products and services for the taxi industry, including Taximeters, CCTV and new vehicle sales, focusing on Electric & Hybrid models from Hyundai & MG.