Rothbury expands its local reach to Nelson

Published Date: 30th Jan 2018 | Category: News

Rothbury Insurance Brokers is growing the team and expanding its presence in Nelson.

The company now has offices in 18 locations around the country and over 260 employees nationwide.

“Growing the team and expanding our presence around the country is part of our growth strategy”, says Rothbury’s Managing Director, Roger Abel.

“Our client base is growing by a hundred new clients a week, so providing the right service to meet their needs is critical.”

“We’re committed to helping our clients manage their risk and exposure by providing the highest level of service and quality advice on insurance solutions. Our extensive network of branches means we’re able to work with clients at a local level and gain a better understanding of the every day challenges they face.”

Phil Thompson is Rothbury Nelson’s new Branch Manager and has been with the insurance broker for 15 years. The Nelson branch will now be home to four Rothbury team members.

“I’m very excited to take up the helm of the Nelson branch and look forward to helping new clients with their insurance needs”, says Mr Thompson.

Rothbury offers risk and insurance advice across both Personal and Commercial lines, as well as financial planning and life through its Lifetime Insurance & Financial Advisers arm.

Last November Rothbury was acknowledged for industry achievements by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, receiving awards for Large Broking Company of the Year (for the fourth year in a row), Learning Program of the Year, and Rothbury Hawke’s Bay broker Kim Matthews was named Broking Professional of the Year.

Rothbury is the largest majority New Zealand owned general insurance brokerage in the country and has more than 40,000 clients.


For more information contact:

Danette Hunter - Marketing & Communications Partner
P: +64 09 580 8453
E: danette.hunter@rothbury.co.nz

About Rothbury – www.rothbury.co.nz

Established in 1950, Rothbury is today one of New Zealand’s leading insurance broking groups with 18 broking locations nationwide and 45,000 clients serviced by over 260 staff. Rothbury was the winner of the Large Broking Company of the Year at the New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and a finalist in the IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Awards each year from 2013 to 2017.

Rothbury delivers commercial insurance solutions to small, medium and large enterprises and protects the assets of thousands of individuals. Rothbury prides itself on providing personalised service, smart solutions, quick action and commitment. The company’s ownership structure offers clients the security of a larger firm with the commitment of a local owner.

Along with broking services, Rothbury also owns a number of underwriting agencies including Classic Cover, Covi Insurance and Go Cover Car Insurance. Through its partnership with Lifetime Group, Rothbury offers advice on loans, life insurance, investment and mortgage solutions.

Rothbury is a member of The Steadfast Group, the largest general insurance broker network in Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of 360+ brokerages with 1,300+ offices, the group generated over A$6.5 billion in sales in FY2017.

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