Stanmore Insurance Brokers Celebrate 60 Years in Style

An insurance broker has gone back in time to celebrate its 60th birthday.

Stanmore Insurance Brokers marked the milestone by hosting an afternoon of 1960s fun and games at its Little Lever offices.

Staff and visitors were joined by Bolton FM for a day full of fundraising for local charities.

The day the team dressed in 60s outfits raised money for local charities, Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton Children’s Opportunity Group, Early Break, Harmony Youth Project, Lagans Foundation and Speed ​​of Sight.

Jackie Hyde, Managing Director, said: “We cannot thank our team and the people who came out that day enough. “We are delighted to have raised much needed funds for all of these amazing charities.

“I couldn’t be more proud of Stanmore at sixty.”

Serving customers for six decades, the company opened its doors on June 29, 1962.

Originally called Life and Home Services Limited, the business was established by John Gorton to provide insurance services to people and businesses in Radcliffe and surrounding areas.

The first office was on Blackburn Street in Radcliffe.

Seventeen years later the business changed its name to Stanmore Insurance Brokers and moved to Blackburn Road.

In the 1980s the company moved to Tottington and director David Beesley became 100% owner of the brokerage.

Jackie started her career at Stanmore as an insurance account manager before becoming a director and buying shares in the early 2000s and is now the sole owner.

To add to Stanmore’s business customers, the launch of dot2dot nursery insurance took place in 2003.

This specialist insurance product for children’s nurseries now insures over 2,500 nurseries across the UK paying a premium of around £5million.

Under Jackie’s leadership, the business has grown steadily by acquiring a few local brokerages and now employs 25 people.

Jackie said: “It is a privilege to be Managing Director of such an amazing company, I can say with conviction that we have such wonderful customers, great suppliers and key partners with truly dedicated colleagues.

“I couldn’t dream of a better place to work.”