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New insurance facility for Microgreen Growers!

Microgreens Growing Selection

We have set up an insurance facility designed to meet the needs of the developing community of Microgreen Growers.

Our policies can include the following types of cover:

Public and Products liability – £2 million, £5 million or £10 million cover limits are available.
Employers’ Liability
Contents Insurance but excluding growing stock
Personal Accident Insurance
Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Our policies allow you to sell your produce from various locations in the U.K such as High Street or Farmers’ Markets.

To discuss your insurance requirements please feel free to contact us on 01934 522252 or Alternatively you can submit an enquiry via our Microgreen Growers website page.

BIBA (British Insurance Brokers Association) Purple Partnership

Copyright © 2021 Birnbeck Finance Limited t/a Birnbeck Insurance Services
Registered Address: Whetcombe Whey, Ropers Lane, Wrington, Somerset, BS40 5NH
Company No. 01158939
Registered in England and Wales

Our industry’s ombudsman is the Financial Ombudsman Service
We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
FCA Registration Number: 125599
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Certificate

Our office is due to reopen

After a long Winter we are very pleased to announce that our office is to reopen from 12th April to customers and visitors.

Our opening hours are 9am to 5pm – Monday to Friday.

Measures have been taken to make sure we are COVID-19 secure and some colleagues will continue to work from home for the time being.

We look forward to seeing existing and new customers in the near future.

Birnbeck is recruiting – commercial insurance consultant / account executive

We are looking to recruit a commercial insurance consultant / account executive.

There is a book of customers to work with so this is a good opportunity for the right candidate.

A good base of knowledge across most of the following range of insurance classes is desirable:

Commercial Combined
Property Owners
Professional Indemnity
Directors and Officers
Contractors All Risks
Motor Fleet
Motor Trade
Public and Employers Liability and Package Commercial.

The role would suit an Account Executive who is happy to help manage a book of business with activities including sales, lead generation, claims, renewals and policy administration.
Suitable Commercial Account Handlers who are interested in this type of role will also be considered.

All enquiries to Managing Director – Stuart Rose on 01934 522252 or No recruitment consultants need enquire.

National Lockdown

Due to the new national lockdown, our offices are now closed to the public. You can still contact us on here, by ‘phone, email or on Facebook. Post will be collected and dealt with on a daily basis.

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

24th December – 09.00-13.00
25th December – Closed
26th December – Closed
27th December – Closed
28th December – Closed
29th December – 09.00-13.00
30th December – 09.00-13.00
31st December – 09.00-13.00
1st January – Closed
4th January – Open as usual

Lockdown 2

As we head into another national lockdown from Thursday 5 November, we want to reassure customers that we remain open for business.

Whilst most of our staff will be working from home, we are still committed to answering any calls or e-mail queries quickly.

Thank you for your continued support and best wishes to all our customers.

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Office update – Coronavirus measures

During these unprecedented times, we want to inform you that we are still open for business and here to help during this difficult period. Our opening hours remain Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

As per government guidance most of our staff are working from home but they are able to handle calls and queries and process policies as normal.

We have taken the regrettable step of closing the office to visitors for the time being due to the limited capacity within the office and also to protect staff and visitor welfare.

We have cancelled any customer visits for the time being.

Please continue to contact us by phone on 01934 522252 or by e-mail on

We wish you a safe passage to the other side of this most unwelcome and unexpected situation.

Best wishes.

Stuart Rose

Coronavirus / Co-Vid 19 – Travel Insurance Update

In these uncertain times for travellers we thought that we would pass on Axa Insurance’s advices on cancellation cover under their travel policy. All insurance policies have differences but this gives a favour of the likely approach.

Cancelling your trip
Am I covered to cancel my trip?
• You should speak to your tour operator or transport and accommodation provider in the first instance for a refund of costs.
• You should contact your claims team for claims consideration if –
o You are due to travel to an area where regulatory body has advised against travel to and you have costs that will not be covered by your tour operator or transport provider and you can provide written evidence detailing this and any refunds you have received, please contact the claims team for consideration.
o You are unable to commence your trip due to a compulsory quarantine or a regulatory authority advising you not to leave your home. Or the area you are due to travel due is ‘locked down’ due to quarantine.
o You have a pre-existing medical condition and a medical practitioner has advised you not to travel due to a risk to your health.
o You are due to travel to an area where you will need to self-isolate upon return.

• If you are due to travel to an area where no regulatory body has advised to cancel, then no cover is in place for disinclination to travel.

Should you have any further questions please contact us on 01934 522252.