h2i Insurance Brokers goes from strength to strength as it opens a new office in Yorkshire.
Established by Clive Harrison in 2010, h2i insurance brokers advises small and medium sized businesses across many different markets. h2i has been built into a trusted brokerage, achieving growth primarily through word of mouth and client recommendations, as Clive explains:
“Normally businesses contact me because we have been recommended to them. We will meet them at their premises, spend time listening and understanding their business, before taking the information away and then coming back with a quotation. We help them become informed buyers. Moreover, we save them time at each renewal by obtaining updates from them and doing everything else so they can concentrate on their business.”
In 2015 Clive was joined by his brother, David, who initially acted as assistant to Clive and has now developed his own portfolio of clients. Clive and David work closely together so clients are happy to deal with either if the other is out. h2i benefits from the Momentum broking and accounts teams’ work on their behalf, so they can really focus on service to the client.
The business continues to go from strength to strength, and in November 2016 opened h2i north – a Yorkshire-based office – with Jeff Dunn appointed to head up the operation.
Clive outlines the reasoning behind h2i North:
“While h2i is established in London and the South East, the Yorkshire office enables us to better serve the SME business community in Yorkshire and beyond. One of our core principles is that we truly get to know our clients’ businesses. Jeff has lived in Yorkshire for many years and will be meeting clients face-to-face, something that doesn’t happen that much in the SME market.”
Jeff has extensive experience in the insurance industry, having spent the past twenty years working in a number of senior management roles, including Director of Commercial Motor at Bollington Insurance Brokers, Marketing Director at Temp Cover and Head of New Business at AXA.
“I have known Clive for 18 years and we have formed a strong professional relationship since working together I was at Aviva in Surrey” explains Jeff. “We share the same approach to helping our clients; first we work to truly understand the client and their needs; then, and only then, we build an insurance solution to meet their needs.
“Clive and I both know that there is enormous potential for further growth, particularly in Yorkshire, where I am based. With Momentum’s extensive access to markets and the h2i team’s 100+ years of insurance knowledge and experience, we are able to help our clients get the right insurance solutions for their businesses”