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Prestige Fleet Servicing reports strong demand for insurance offering

The East Midlands-based operation currently has a network of around more than 260 independent garages providing low-cost, added-value servicing to fleet operators throughout the country, including some of the UK’s largest leasing companies.

One of the key benefits in joining the Prestige fleet service network is the insurance policy it provides through corporate insurance broker Integro Doodson and backed by Aviva.

So far, around a quarter of the Prestige service centre network has switched to the new motor trade insurance scheme, due to the multitude of benefits it offers compared to conventional policies.

The scheme, which has been running since March this year, aims to provide savings in insurance premiums of at least 10% over the previous policy – although the average savings across the network in the last six months have been in the region of 24%.

Simon Harrison, client director at Stockport-based Integro Doodson, said that, following face-to-face meetings with centres, at least one in two were now switching to the new scheme.”

The Prestige insurance policy provides its centres with comprehensive cover for all property, plant and machinery, equipment, portable hand tools, their own vehicles and those of their customers.

It also provides loss of profit cover in the event of a catastrophe such as a fire or flooding, and free cover for the loss of an MoT licence.

The policy also includes full public liability cover to ensure that the centre is adequately insured against any major accidents involving its vehicles and members of the public.

On top of all this, there is a 15% low claims rebate as standard thus rewarding service centres for good risk and claims management.

Joe Bhamra, commercial director at Prestige, said: “From a compliance viewpoint, we wanted to provide our centres with adequate levels of competitively priced insurance cover in all key areas of their operations. The reaction to the scheme has been very positive.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.