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Risk Services acquires Astbury Wren's business

Recently, specialist insurance broker Astbury Wren went into administration and since then, plenty of rumours have reared their heads. We thought we better let you know what the real position is. Many auto recyclers are concerned as Astbury Wren ran a dedicated scheme for the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association (MVDA) and naturally you all want to be sure your cover is still in place - rest assured it is.


The people you dealt with previously at Astbury Wren are now working with Risk Services (NW) Ltd who will continue to provide you with uninterrupted service. Both Aviva and Risk Services are committed to continue to provide the exclusive cover which MVDA members previously received, and they tell us that they are further developing the scheme benefits which have been negotiated with Aviva for all scheme members.

Risk Services’ MD Steve Lowe told atfProfessional, “We acquired the former Astbury Wren business together with the existing Astbury Wren staff from 20th February 2012. We have since relocated the Astbury Wren staff into our existing Chester premises at 171 Boughton, Chester.”

“Your custom is extremely valuable to us, and I would like to take this opportunity to reassure everyone that it is very much business as usual. However, if you do have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or indeed contact me, or one of my co-directors, Phil Hazlegreaves and Tom Penn, and we will be very happy to answer any queries that you may have.”

Risk Services (NW) Ltd is an independent commercial insurance brokerage established in 1999. Like Astbury Wren were, they are based in Chester. They assured us that they are absolutely committed to providing a personal and professional service to all of their clients. You can contact them on 01244 351724. Ask for Anita Jones or if you would prefer, email Anita.


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