In the early days of the business Chris handled the insurance work on his own, with his wife Kathleen providing the administrative back-up. Within a year, however, the business had grown enough to require an additional member of staff and the first employee taken on by the firm was Darren Wren, who joined on a YTS apprenticeship. Darren stayed with Christopher Rowe Insurances for 3 years, before leaving to continue his insurance training with other brokers in Cornwall.
The following years were very successful, with the firm growing steadily but sadly, Chris died unexpectedly in December 2011, leaving the ownership of the business to his wife. Kath was determined to carry on the business, aware of Chris’ wish that the firm of which he was so proud should continue and that his loyal client base should be looked after. After a difficult transition period, during which the firm had to change to a limited company, Kath was delighted when, in 2012, Darren Wren returned to take on the role of Managing Director, completing a career cycle of apprentice to Director at the same company.
Darren and his staff have ensured that the business continues to develop and grow and in 2014 Christopher Rowe celebrated 30 years of trading in Penzance.
A business can only thrive and grow if it provides customers with what they want and in a way that works for them. Christopher Rowe has always operated as a traditional insurance broker, where clients can develop a relationship with one broker, who gets to know them, understands their needs and is prepared to look after their insurance requirements. With access to over 70 insurance companies and a team boasting over 80 years’ experience with the firm, and over 115 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Christopher Rowe is confident that it can find well-priced solutions to their clients’ insurance needs.
Christopher Rowe has earned a reputation as a respected broker of marine insurance, covering boats of all shapes and sizes, both commercial and pleasure craft, marine trades and occupations. However, the firm also offers advice in all areas of general insurance including motor, home, let properties, commercial properties, small businesses and travel.
The staff at Christopher Rowe will always have time to discuss your requirements, explain anything you may be unsure of and point out those all-important exclusions and warranties hidden in the small print. You are welcome to call into our office in Morrab Road or call us on 01736 360808.