Hazelton Mountford focus on success
8 March 2022
As seen online and in print at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce’s BD Magazine:
“Our latest Patron member Hazelton Mountford Ltd are an excellent example of local entrepreneurial success.
CAPTION: Directors Jake Mountford, Gordon Hazelton and Simeon Chapman.
Hazelton Mountford are Chartered Insurance brokers, specialising in business insurance.
Their story began in 2008 when Group Managing Director Gordon Hazelton started the business with just himself and one assistant in a small two room first floor office in Droitwich. The vision was to provide business clients with the expertise of the large corporate insurance brokers with the personal service and value for money offered by smaller independent businesses.
A few months later Jake Mountford joined Gordon and together they have driven the company forward to now being a significant insurance brokers controlling in excess of £10,000,000 premium income. The Droitwich office was soon too small to accommodate this rapidly growing business who moved first to Edgar Street and then, six years ago, to their current base in Bank Street, Worcester.
There is now a third board director, Simeon Chapman, with a circa 30 staff split between the head office in Worcester City Centre and the latest branch in Evesham, which opened just as lockdown was starting in 2020.
Several acquisitions have been made including Michael Rollett & Co, a long established Pershore Insurance Broker. Michael was heading for retirement and was looking for a home for his clients where they would receive the care and service he had provided them over the years. Hazelton Mountford was the ideal fit.
‘The clients range from local tradesmen, SMEs to large multi-national companies’ says Gordon, ‘no matter who they are, each will be looked after and receive personal service and expertise. Our core values remain the same.’
Jake attributes the success to: ‘our people. We always aim to recruit the best people that, no matter how big we get, they continue to reflect our founding principles. We recently celebrated two members of staff who’ve been part of our team for 10 years.’
The company have built strong reserves over the years, has weathered the last two years, and continued to grow. Gordon concludes:
‘We are now looking forward to the next phase of success by recruiting new people and looking to grow our client base by working with those clients who would like to be looked after by a locally owned business with the expertise that can only be provided by one of only 5% of insurance brokers in the UK to be awarded Chartered Status.’
Hazelton Mountford will be exhibiting at the Chamber Expo on 10th March and would welcome a chat. In the meantime, for more about Hazelton Mountford please call the team on 01905 611 951 or visit: www.hazeltonmountford.co.uk or https://hmreferencing.co.uk.”
As seen in the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce BD Magazine – online and in print (page 6).