Welcome to Allied Westminster
Village Hall Insurance, Community Hall Insurance and rural Charity Insurance.
Allied Westminster is the principal supporter of ACRE's Advice Service for Village Halls
Allied Westminster remains fully resilient: client support, insurance quotation provision, policy management (documentation, renewals, mid-term adjustments, and claims handling) continue very much in line with our pre-COVID service level standards as we are totally operational.
Allied Westminster's 'Wonderful Villages' Photo Competition is at:
The photo competition judging has been put on hold until the current COVID-19 crisis is over. We will keep you updated both here and on our social media pages.
March 2019 PRESS RELEASE:
Free Multi-Page Valuation Report Solves Problem For Trustees
Allied Westminster has teamed up with a RICS surveyor to bring a new solution to the old problem of under-insured Village Halls and vulnerable Trustees!
At present, if Halls are under-insured then not only does it create problems at time of claim, but Village Hall Trustees can become personally liable for the uninsured losses. This problem can be avoided altogether if the Hall is insured for the correct sum, but Hall Committees are often unable to spend £500-£800 for a full onsite valuation so they can set their sums insured correctly.
Allied Westminster has been tackling this problem for some years and has just launched its new initiative – The Property Rebuild Assessment Report scheme. Under this, Halls can now receive a highly detailed valuation report showing appropriate sums for all assets – main building, outbuildings, tennis courts, car parks, walls, etc – allowing them to set sums insured with great precision.
The report is simple to request and quick to arrive. Better yet, it’s completely FREE to VillageGuard® clients. It’s even subsidised for Halls that aren’t clients of VillageGuard, because Allied Westminster has a strong commitment to eradicating this problem for all Village Halls across the country. The report is indemnified for five years by Aviva PLC for clients who use VillageGuard, and completely removes the problem of Trustee vulnerability for under-insured assets.
Visit this link for more details.
January 2019 PRESS RELEASE:
Good news for 2019! VillageGuard® is now the most popular Village Hall Insurance policy is Britain!
VillageGuard now used by more Village Halls than any other, and more Halls are coming on board every month. Its success is due to a combination of factors: it's designed by Village Hall people for Village Hall people (and word of that fact has spread rapidly) the premiums undercut the competition in most cases, and at our Boston Spa HQ we offer a personalised claims service which is fast and efficient. All but the larger claims are handled by our team of friendly professionals.
Call us to find out more - 01937 845245 - or visit VillageGuard for a quote.
July 2018 PRESS RELEASE:
Allied Westminster Insurance Services (Allied Westminster) and ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) are delighted to announce we have reached an agreement to provide significant financial support for ACRE’s England-wide information and advice service for village halls over the next three years. This vital advisory service is delivered to village hall committees by the thirty-eight county-based organisations that, together with ACRE, make up the ‘ACRE Network’, and which will now benefit from Allied Westminster’s generous investment.
Allied Westminster is a financially robust, growing, and successful business. For over 25 years Allied Westminster has been a pioneer in the design of specialist insurance management software and customer management systems, and in the integration of geographical information systems.
This skills and resource base has led us to become a leading specialist in niche insurance products, most notably in the provision of the first totally bespoke insurance policy for Village Halls in the United Kingdom. The end result is that Allied Westminster has become a major insurance provider to thousands of Village Halls across the country, of which over 95% renew with Allied Westminster year on year. Allied Westminster is focused on village and rural community insurance. By isolating village and rural community risks from urban and suburban risk profiles, our underwriters can provide more competitive premiums, and better value and more streamlined products. All of this affords Allied Westminster an opportunity to invest in a better quality of service.
VillageGuard™ - Village Hall Insurance
Insurance for Village halls and Community halls
VillageGuard® is now the most popular Village Hall insurance policy in the UK!
VillageGuard is our custom-built Village Hall Insurance, designed by Village Hall people for Village Hall people.
Designed by Allied Westminster with feedback from Village Hall Trustees and underwritten by Aviva PLC, VillageGuard typically provides substantial cost savings because it's the only Village Hall insurance policy underwritten in favour of well-managed village halls in rural locations.