Specialist charity insurance brokers

Telephone: 01206 760780
Email: newbusiness@wrsinsurance.co.uk

WRS Insurance Brokers Limited
Cadman House, Off Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NW.

Get in touch – Call: 01206 760780 or
email: newbusiness@wrsinsurance.co.uk

  • Charity


    When it comes to providing charity insurance, WRS are the true specialists.
    We are a leading ethical insurance broker, with more than 40 years experience in the not-for-profit and social welfare sector.

  • Church


    Churches are so much more than places of worship – they are a fundamental part of our community. Offering everything from playgroups and drop-in centres to youth activities and luncheon clubs, every church has it own special set of insurance requirements.

  • Listed Property


    Listed buildings are an important part of our heritage and need to be protected by a tailor-made insurance policy.

    Listed Property
  • Hospitality


    Looking for hospitality insurance? WRS have a range of products to meet your needs.

  • Trustee’s


    Trustees are a valuable asset to the charity and social welfare sector. But in an increasingly litigious society, trustees need protection from the numerous liabilities they could face.

  • Cinema


    WRS Insurance Brokers have an exclusive insurance policy for film society groups and clubs belonging to the British Federation of Film Societies.

  • Furniture Re-Use Centre


    WRS Insurance Brokers are pleased to offer an exclusive, specialist insurance policy catered for Furniture Reuse Network members across the United Kingdom.

    Furniture Re-Use Centre
  • Essex Insurance


    General insurance policies for personal and commercial customers in Colchester and surrounding areas

    Essex Insurance

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Our Insurance Services include:

Charity Insurance , Church Insurance, Listed Property Insurance, Refugee Insurance, Trustee's Insurance, Care and Nursing Home Insurance, Cinema Insurance, Risk Management Services, Furniture Re-use Centre Insurance.

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Specialist Charity Insurance, Church Insurance, Listed Property Insurance Brokers in Essex, Suffolk, London and across the UK

Welcome to the online home of WRS Insurance Brokers Ltd. WRS Insurance is an independent insurance broker based in Colchester, Essex. The team has over 40 years’ experience and specialises in arranging the following not for profit insurance and business insurance:

Expert help for churches and charities when they need it

Call 01206 760780 or email newbusiness@wrsinsurance.co.uk

When it comes to looking after their own interests, charities need to know they are in safe and ethical hands. This is where the specialists at WRS Insurance can help.

As a well-respected, leading charity insurance broker in East Anglia, we have the knowledge and experience to arrange tailor-made insurance for charities, not for profit groups and the social welfare sector.

We are passionate about providing a socially responsible approach to business and our friendly, hands-on, personal service means WRS Insurance has many long-standing customers who return to us year after year, knowing the interests of their charity or community group is being well protected.

Please explore our site to find out more about insurance for charities, church insurance and our charity risk management portfolio, or you can call the team on 01206 760780.

WRS latest news:

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Cyber Help Guide for Charities Feb 28, 2017

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Is Your Business Prepared for the New Year? Nov 29, 2016

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The Film Society of the Year Awards 2016 Nov 30, 2016

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Furniture Re-Use Network Furniture Re-Use Network May 12, 2014

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Trustees Indemnity an essential cover for charities? Feb 10, 2014

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Protection Against Floods Feb 20, 2014

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Groundwater Exemption Causing Flood Claims To Be Repudiated Mar 11, 2014

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Telematics insurance to change car insurance forever May 27, 2014

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Changes to Employment Tribunal Claims Apr 14, 2014

Important changes when settling an Employment Tribunal claim All employment tribunal claims are now required to comply with early conciliation, a [ More ]

Good News For Charity Shops Apr 25, 2015

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Car Crash Cameras The Next Big Thing? May 27, 2014

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Success for North Essex District U13 Cricket Team Sep 01, 2014

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Third Sector Awards Sep 15, 2014

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Matthew Harding joins WRS Insurance Brokers Ltd Oct 22, 2014

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WRS co-host drinks reception Oct 30, 2014

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Top 10 tips on reducing the risk of fire in your church Nov 06, 2014

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Colchester Business Awards Finalist! Nov 14, 2014

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WRS Customer Satisfaction Survey Results Nov 19, 2014

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WRS Insurance Brokers recruits new Marketing Executive Dec 17, 2014

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