With the cost of doing business rising, Sutcliffe & Co and ISO QSL have joined forces to assist businesses with a blend of Assurance and Insurance.

Sutcliffe & Co and ISO QSL join forces to support businesses

With the cost of doing business rising, Sutcliffe & Co and ISO QSL have joined forces to assist businesses with a blend of Assurance and Insurance.

ISO QSL are regarded as Assurance experts, providing ISO Certifications nationally and internationally. These certifications are seen as an excellent way of installing and measuring a continuous improvement programme within a business which can lead to a wide range of benefits including reduced costs and increased quality and also demonstrate a business’s high standards of professionalism.

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers recognise the advantage businesses with ISO certifications have in the current turbulent insurance market. With premiums currently increasing in most sectors and underwriters looking closely at who they will insure, being able to demonstrate excellence with ISO assurance might not just reduce insurance premiums it might even make the difference between getting insurance or not. Traditionally the construction and manufacturing sectors have been the main supporters of ISO certifications but increasingly professional services such as law and finance are also seeing the numerous benefits of assurance, especially as they face a squeeze from insurance.

Duncan Sutcliffe, Managing Director at Sutcliffe & Co explains, “We’ve seen a steady increase in insurance premiums and as insurance brokers, we are dedicated to finding new ways to help our clients to keep their annual policy renewal at the right level of cover but also a manageable cost too. Reports of companies ceasing to trade because of not being able to obtain insurance is really worrying news in the business community, so using ISO Certification is a positive step that can be taken to aid the renewal process. We are delighted to be collaborating with ISO QSL, working in synergy to help businesses.”

Stacey Humm, Business Development Specialist at ISO QSL says, “Having a background in the legal sector I understand the reticence some professional services have in going for yet another external certification.  I know that industry specific accreditations can already provide quite an administrative burden to firms.  However, pairing my knowledge of ISO with the professional services sector I know that the processes and procedures we implement will be of huge operational benefit.  When we realised through Duncan (Sutcliffe) the issues that the sector is likely to face with insurance premiums going forward and that ISO certifications can help with those issues, it was a no-brainer to join forces to highlight this as a way to help the sector.”

Sutcliffe & Co Insurance, one of Worcester’s oldest insurance brokers is a fourth-generation family business, driven to provide a personal service in a commercial world. Their commitment to support the local community is unwavering, supporting many initiatives since the business was founded in 1984. As Sutcliffe & Co enter a new phase of growth, this news comes at what is hoped to be a successful year for the team.

ISO QSL are a family run business who specialise in helping SMEs worldwide grow through the implementation and management of ISO and BS EN standards.  They pride themselves on ‘keeping it simple’ and can support clients through the certification process in as little as eight weeks.  In addition, they offer training and consultancy services to help maximise the benefits that ISO certification can bring their business.

For more information about Sutcliffe & Co and ISO QSL supporting businesses contact the Sutcliffe Head Office on 01905 21681 or alternatively email Enquiries@sutcliffeinsurance.co.uk.