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The Weatherbys Hamilton Blog

The WH Blog aims to keep visitors to our website informed about what’s happening in our world; what we are doing, interesting places we have been and events that we have planned.

Interacting with our clients is at the heart of what we do and as essentially lifestyle brokers we know that we will  almost certainly share many interests with them. We want to share our views and experiences on these interests and reveal some of the personality of Weatherbys Hamilton in doing so. We are a people business and we believe that the best way of getting to know our clients is to help them to get to know us. We will be delighted if the WH Blog makes you a regular visitor to our website and comes to be regarded as a worthwhile source of comment or information on a range of subjects that we are all interested in.

In the equine world, The WH Blog will record our experiences at race meetings, particularly where we are sponsoring and entertaining, and of any other events of interest that we attend such as bloodstock sales or horse trials. However, providing the whole range of private client insurances takes us all over the country and we are constantly reminded of the extraordinarily variety of landscapes and lifestyles that there are in these small islands, so there is no shortage of topics to cover.

Insurance is an altogether drier subject but that after all  is our raison d’etre. The WH Blog will try to make sense of trends and developments in the insurance markets that we think are relevant to our clients and give advice where we feel it is appropriate. However, above all the WH Blog is intended to be a window on who we are and what we do and enable people to get to know us better. We hope that it will achieve that purpose.

Farming Matters – Harvest, We’re off!

Farming Matters – Harvest, We’re off!

  Harvest - We’re off!  The harvest is upon us once again and a little earlier than usual, perhaps by two weeks in some counties, and the combines roll out to tackle the first winter barley crops of the season on the lighter land. There are many issues to take on...

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Sponsoring at Badminton Horse Trials

Sponsoring at Badminton Horse Trials

We are just back from our maiden sponsorship at the Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials last week where we were delighted to sponsor The Members Enclosure. Additionally we took a chalet on the lake and entertained about 250 friends and clients over the four days. We...

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Farming matters

Farming matters

Farming matters to Weatherbys Hamilton. Martin Wright, a partner specialising in farm & estate insurance in Weatherbys Hamilton’s Swindon office, gives his view on topical issues.

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Farm and Estate insurance

Farm and Estate insurance

As our reputation as a leading private client broker grows, so does our expertise in farm and estate insurance. In January this year Will Johnson joined us as a partner to found our Penrith office and brought with him the experience of working for the NFU Mutual in...

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More than just a Fire Service

More than just a Fire Service

The incomparable Sir Mark Prescott  is often quoted as saying that 90% of horses spend their lives trying to kill themselves, with 95% of their grooms aiding and abetting them. The Fire Services in this country definitely fall in to the remaining 5%. Stephen...

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Our Team

Our Team

Our Team is Weatherbys Hamilton’s strongest asset and remains the most popular page on our website. Long may clients want to know more about the voice on the other end of the telephone.

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Penrith – Planting another flag on the map

Penrith – Planting another flag on the map

Monday 22nd February was a really significant day for us as it marked the opening of our office in Penrith. Will Johnson, previously with NFU Mutual in Lancaster and Howden Private Clients in London, has joined us to run this office which is brilliantly well placed to...

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IPT – One of those certainties.

IPT – One of those certainties.

We all know what is said about death and taxes and unfortunately the imminent rise in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is one of those certainties. When we launched the WH blog earlier this year with the aim of bringing pertinent and topical news to you, we wanted to avoid...

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Skyfall from the Swindon office

Skyfall from the Swindon office

I have always been curious about sky-diving and David Bates has now satisfied my curiosity in the most satisfactory way by removing any necessity to do it myself. In the skies over Swindon our man intrepidly hurled himself in to space and floated safely down to earth...

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“Buying” vintage cars to order

“Buying” vintage cars to order

The concept of buying to order may be all very well when asking a bloodstock agent to purchase a racehorse at Tattersalls or engaging with an estate agent to move up the property ladder.  However, it is not quite so great when that “buy to order” involves your vintage...

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From pigeon loft to stud farm

From pigeon loft to stud farm

Matthew Haxby runs our Wellingborough office and a trip up the M6 reminds him of why there is nothing else he would rather be doing. Having the opportunity to visit a client on their stud farm is one of the best parts of my job and I have just been up to Lancashire...

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Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

In glorious spring sunshine, the thoroughbred returned to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile last week and the first proper sale of the Tattersalls calendar – The Craven Breeze Up – took place on consecutive evenings at Park Paddocks. It is flat racing's first big gathering of...

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Zero to Hero

Zero to Hero

Hiscox, the leading private client insurer, rated our old website the worst of any of the 53 broker sites that they had reviewed. My inaugural blog described how we were spurred in to action as a result and we launched the new site in March.

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