Ipswich based insurance company Pound Gates Ltd achieves chartered status
21st December 2011
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Insurance Broker Achieves Chartered Status

Ipswich based Pound Gates provide insurance broking and risk management solutions for businesses. We have been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Chartered Insurance Broker’ by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).


Chartered status is an exclusive title only awarded to firms which meet rigorous criteria relating to professionalism and capability. All Chartered Insurance Brokers commit to the CII’s Code of Ethics, reinforcing the highest standards of professional practice in their business dealings.


Kevin Collins, owner and managing director, says “The quality of what we do has always been the most significant priority for our business. To achieve this recognition is wonderful. Our staff work very hard to maintain their professional development and I am very proud that through their efforts our clients can be confident of the appropriateness of the advice and service we provide”.

Chartered Insurance Institue

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and integrity in the insurance industry. It does this through the provision of training and qualifications. CII is the world’s largest professional body dedicated to the insurance sector.


As well as operating qualifications and accreditations for individuals working in the insurance industry, general insurance brokers can now become Chartered Insurance Brokers if the firm meets minimum threshold conditions, these include staff achieving personal qualifications.


These threshold conditions are rigorous and to date less than 100 firms have become Chartered.


For staff studying to pass CII exams Pound Gates pays for the cost of exam material and provides days off to study. When staff achieve qualifications we pay them a tax free award.

About Pound Gates

Pound Gates is a commercial insurance broker – we do not handle insurances for individuals.


We are based in St Vincent House, Ipswich. We were established in 1988. We employ 25 people.


As well as being a prominent East Anglia insurance broker for businesses in this area there are a number of business sectors in which we specialise. These sectors include children’s day nurseries, independent schools and academies, removal companies and self storage companies. In these sectors we handle clients from across the UK.


The firm is Investor in People and ISO 9001 (Quality Management) accredited.


During November the staff have raised funds for Movember. To date more than £6,500 has been raised. Movember is about growing moustaches for the month of November to raise awareness and funds for male health issues.

Pound Gates sister company Sevatas, also owned by Kevin Collins, is Europe’s leading provider of risk management, claims and damage reduction solutions to car manufacturers (for cars that get damaged in transit between manufacturing point and dealer delivery). As well as Ipswich and other UK locations Sevatas has operations in the Netherlands and Russia.

Contact details

For more information about Pound Gates and our products and services please contact Rob Thacker, Chartered Insurance Broker at Pound Gates.

Email: rob.thacker@poundgates.com

Telephone: 01473 346019


About the Author

Kevin Barber

Member since: 10th July 2012

Ipswich word of mouth specialist, promotes and markets the best businesses in Ipswich. Passionately supporting local businesses, organisations and events

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