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City of London, London, United Kingdom, 2009/10/02 - Residential defects insurance specialist BLP is rolling out a welcome programme for Zurich Building Guarantee customers, as Zurich Building Guarantee closes its doors to new building warranty business.
“BLP has launched a welcome programme to ensure Zurich’s customers - predominantly builders and developers - get the reassurance and right kind of attention they need,” says Simon Main, MD of BLP. “Our systems are in place and ready for them and the welcome programme delivers, in just one call, the right information and provides the easiest warranty set up possible for Zurich customers. BLP offers a close fit to what they’ve been used to when it comes to new home warranties – and we have no barriers to entry or exit, require no membership or registration fees, deposits or bonds.”
Paul Smith, Inherent Defects Manager at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, which backs BLP, says: “BLP has a strong product and a solid customer focused business and is well placed to continue its expansion into the residential Inherent Defects Market.”
Main concludes: “We’re making it as easy as possible for Zurich Building Guarantee customers to find the product they need. In a difficult market place, it’s important that customers know they can place their trust in BLP because we’ll deliver what they need and not treat them like a number.”
BLP is the standard setter in the UK market place for new building and refurbishment defects insurance and technical expertise for residential, commercial and mixed use schemes.
The insurance covers the property not the developer. And BLP carries out a unique quality assessment on every risk – be it residential or commercial.
Unlike other providers BLP arranges cover from day one; does not require bonds or indemnities; and does not require proof of liability – just proof of damage.
Building LifePlans Ltd was incorporated in 1999, known now under its trading name of BLP, and is headquartered in the City of London. BLP is a subsidiary of Thomas Miller. BLP is regulated by the FSA and is backed by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG (UK Branch), with an insurer financial strength rating of AA.
Known for its quality products, professionalism and technical expertise, BLP (blpinsurance.com) has established strong and long-standing relationships with a wide range of customers which include: architects, designers, contractors, builders, housing associations, landlords, tenants, property developers, property consultants, property lawyers, investment bankers and pension fund managers.
Its customer list includes the following organisations: Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Catalyst Housing Group, Newlon Housing Trust, McCabe Builders (UK) Ltd, Highgrange Homes Ltd, JLP Homes, Oakdene Homes plc and The Elegant Group Ltd.
About Simon Main, Managing Director, BLP
Simon comes from a solid background in international project management and insurance. He was appointed Managing Director of BLP in 2003. Prior to this he worked for Thomas Miller, BLP’s parent company, which he joined in 1984. Simon has an MA in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge.