A-Plan Insurance in Preston has been officially opened by the Mayor of Preston; David Borrow. The latest branch is located at 56 Fishergate in Preston and comes as people throughout the country continue to value the personal service that the expanding high street based broker offers.
When cutting the ceremonial ribbon, Mayor Borrow said: “I’m delighted to be opening a new high street insurance premises that adds further value to the Preston business community.”
Joe Petherwick (Branch Manager) said: “We like to be where people can access us easily and where we have an opportunity to engage with local businesses and residents and really become part of the community. Preston is a great location for A-Plan and being from Preston myself, I feel proud to play a part in the city’s vibrant economy. We are here to provide a personalised service, designed to help our clients find the protection they need.”
Businesses in Preston, and indeed everywhere, have been on a roller coaster ride in the last few months and have had to react quickly at every turn. As the city adapts to ‘the new normal’, A-Plan is keen to support the high street at a time where more vulnerable members of the community may struggle with online journeys or lengthy call waiting times in the current climate.”
Mr. Petherwick continued “We appreciate that buying insurance can sometimes be confusing, but if you talk to a local broker, they will do the shopping around to find the best policy for your individual circumstances.”
Providing Preston residents and businesses a more personalised way of arranging car, van, home, travel, or business insurance as an alternative to online insurance sites, A-Plan does all the hard work to find the right cover to suit clients’ individual circumstances. Insurance cover can be arranged by phone, or by visiting the branch, where the appropriate health and safety precautions are in place. Refreshingly, A-Plan does not have call centres or call queuing systems.
Buying insurance has become an impersonal experience. Call centre handlers are on a schedule, so can’t build up a relationship with you. Comparison websites expect you to do all the work and you can’t always be completely sure that the cover meets your specific needs.
If you have a home, vehicle or other item that is out of the ordinary it can be very hard to be sure you’ve bought the right product for your requirements.
As part of A-Plan’s corporate social responsibility commitment, Joe and the team will shortly be launching an association with St. Catherine’s hospice, providing much needed support to the Preston based charity.