When it comes to great family businesses, Ryburne Brokers is the real deal. Started way back in 1966, this friendly insurance firm is run by Hebden-born Simon, his dad Keith, the original founder, wife Paula, and long-term staff Jim, Mandy and Dani.
Still based on Market Street today, the close-knit team of six boasts 150 years’ combined experience, and enjoys a glowing reputation for its quality policies carefully tailored to customers’ needs. For personal insurance that means home, motor and travel policies as well as life insurance and income protection. For commercial customers, it’s cover for retail, office or manufacturing premises, plus professional indemnity, tradesman liability and even van fleets.
The best bit? As an independent broker, Ryburne has a legal duty to only supply appropriate products and always act in customers’ best interests, unlike agents or going direct. Think you’ll get a cheaper deal online? Not necessarily, and you definitely won’t get the customised policy and personal service you need for real peace of mind. Simon is one of a small number of FCII qualified and chartered insurance experts, and he only uses policies from reputable insurers that are financially secure.
Social responsibility is big here too. You can buy ethical policies from non-profitmaking insurers, and Ryburne reinvests back into its own charity customers. Simon is also well known for supporting local residents and businesses affected by flooding, often free of charge. You might even have seen him in the media, campaigning for our town. And here’s the thing: every single Ryburne customer who had flood insurance received their insurance payout after the Boxing Day floods. That’s a sure sign this is a local business worth supporting.