We are an independent firm of Commercial Insurance Brokers directly authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We trade from our own freehold premises at 85 Queen Street near to Central Station in the centre of Exeter.

We set out to provide a first class ongoing service to clients by first establishing their needs and then recommending how those needs can best be met.  This applies equally to new business and renewals.

Our experience and expertise is especially helpful in negotiating and dealing with claims.

Our "putting clients first" philosophy has enabled us to build up substantial business not only in The West Country but also in the major centres of London and Birmingham.  We do not name clients for confidential reasons but they include a wide variety of trades and professions and size of organisations.

Colin Hardy set up our, Exeter based, Insurance Broking business in 1968 first trading as Colin Hardy FCII and incorporated in 1976 as Colin Hardy & Co Ltd.  Previously Colin had gained invaluable experience as branch manager for an International firm of Lloyds Insurance Brokers.  Subsequently Colin was part of a consortium that controlled a Lloyds broker of which he was elected Director.

Colin is a Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Broker which involves adherence to the highest standards of integrity and also continuous professional development.

We have a loyal and long serving staff, well qualified for the work that they do. 

We place business on a whole of market basis and have access to the London Market including Lloyds Underwriters.

Colin Hardy & Co Ltd, British Insurance Brokers' Association