Trade Direct Insurance was recently appointed by Kingfisher Group UK & Ireland division as sole supplier and administrator of policies covering both tools insurance and the all important public liability insurance for customers of the Kingfisher Group’s UK trade brands, which include Screwfix, TradePoint and Trade UK.

Trade Direct is an independent broker and over the past 30 years has become one of the country’s largest suppliers of insurance to all parts of the British construction industry. This new partnership will benefit both parties in their provision of services to the home improvement trade.

Richard Woolford, managing director of Trade Direct, was particularly enthusiastic about the symbiotic opportunities in prospect. “We are experts in the provision of cover against the risks that abound in all aspects of construction and to form an association with companies like Screwfix and TradePoint, two of the UK’s largest suppliers of building components, offers us great opportunities to apply our expert knowledge. Clearly the insurance of Tools is extremely important to the tradesman, but it is the provision of Public Liability cover that is really vital and an area in which our experience can be of the greatest value.”

Steve Clarke, financial services manager commented: “We have worked closely with Richard and the Trade Direct team to design an innovative and competitive product and we have had an encouraging start with sales to our Screwfix and TradePoint customers.”