Hired In Plant Insurance

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James Hallam is an independent Lloyd’s broker with a dedicated team of experienced insurance professionals who care about protecting your business.

Trust leads to more trust

James Hallam is an independent Lloyd’s broker with a dedicated team of experienced insurance professionals who care about protecting your business.

Protect Your Business Machinery with Comprehensive Hired-In Plant Insurance

In the fast-paced construction industry, contractors and tradesmen often rely heavily on hired-in plant and machinery to carry out their work efficiently. However, the risk of damage, theft, or loss to this equipment can pose significant financial challenges. Hired-in plant insurance offers essential protection, ensuring that you are covered against unforeseen events that could disrupt your operations and impact your bottom line.

Understanding Hired-In Plant Insurance

Comprehensive Coverage: Hired-in plant insurance provides coverage for plant and machinery that you have hired from a rental company. This insurance protects you against the risk of theft, damage, or loss while the equipment is in your control, offering financial support for repair or replacement costs.

Liability Protection: When you hire plant and machinery, you enter into a contractual agreement with the rental company, making you responsible for the equipment during the hire period. Hired-in plant insurance includes liability coverage, ensuring that you are protected against claims for damage to the rented equipment and any associated legal costs.

Benefits of Hired-In Plant Insurance

  1. Cost Savings: In the event of theft, damage, or loss of hired-in plant and machinery, the financial burden of repair or replacement can be significant. Hired-in plant insurance helps mitigate these costs, providing peace of mind and protecting your business finances.
  2. Continuity of Operations: Construction projects often rely on the timely availability of equipment and machinery. With hired-in plant insurance, you can ensure continuity of operations by quickly replacing damaged or stolen equipment, minimising downtime and project delays.

Plant Insurance Policies Tailored to Your Needs

Flexible Coverage Options: At James Hallam Insurance Brokers we offer tailored insurance policies to meet your specific requirements. Our policies can include coverage for damage, fire, theft, and vandalism, with varying limits to suit the value of the equipment you have hired.

Expert Advice: Our team of insurance specialists understands the unique risks faced by businesses in the construction industry. We will work closely with you to assess your insurance needs and recommend the right level of coverage to protect your hired-in plant and machinery.

Why choose James Hallam

Industry Expertise: As a leading business insurance broker in the UK, James Hallam has extensive experience working with businesses across various industries, including construction. We understand the challenges you face and are committed to providing tailored insurance solutions to meet your needs.

Wide Range of Coverage: We work with a chosen panel of insurance providers to offer a comprehensive range of insurance products and cover options. Whether you are a small contractor or a large construction firm, we have the expertise and resources to source the right insurance products for your business requirements.

Partner with Us for Peace of Mind

Don’t leave your business machinery unprotected. Invest in comprehensive hired-in plant insurance from James Hallam Insurance Brokers and ensure the continued success of your construction projects.

Contact our team today to learn more about our insurance products and request a personalised quote.

We are here to help.
Call us on 0330 024 0755 or email enterprisenb@jameshallam.co.uk


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Martin Fagan

South East Team Manager

Martin Fagan manages the South East SME team. His insurance career started in 1996, where he was originally a lead generator. The company successfully grew and was set up as an SME Brokerage in 2000. Since then, he has managed & developed the SME team offering which is specialist and customer focused. In 2007 the company was acquired by James Hallam and it continues to go from strength to strength as a specialist SME division.

Originally from London, Martin enjoys travel and is particularly fond of California. He considers himself to be a bit of a foodie and loves to cook. He is more than a bit of a self-confessed geek and a huge Doctor Who fan.

T: 01245 204561
M: 07817 320754

Louise Kennon

Scotland Team Manager

Louise’s insurance career began in 1999, working initially as a Trainee in Private Clients within a community based Brokerage. She duly became a Commercial Account Executive in 2010. The Brokerage was acquired by James Hallam in 2017. Following further local acquisitions, a major restructure of the operations in Scotland was undertaken leading to a dedicated SME Department being formed in Dumfries.

Louise has always lived and worked in Dumfries. Much of her spare time is taken up by her two children but when she does get time to herself she likes to eat out as much as possible, anything to save her doing the cooking and washing up.

T: 01387 272610
M: 07759 835174

Marie Speirs

South West Team Manager

Marie’s insurance career began in 1986, working initially as a Trainee in a national broker. She spent many years being an Office Manager and Sales Associate for a rural insurer and then decided she wanted a more varied career and moved to WPS Insurance Brokers as Commercial Account Handler in 2017.  The broker was acquired by James Hallam in 2020.  Following the acquisition, Marie took on the role of team manager of the newly formed SME team in the Southwest, now managing teams in Plymouth, Penzance and Torquay.

Marie has always lived and worked in Plymouth loving being close to the sea and also the countryside.  In any spare time she gets she enjoys travelling and visiting new places.

T: 01752 675481
M: 07742 880770

Sarah Beard

Ipswich Team Manager

Sarah started her insurance career in 2012 working at Legal and General as an underwriter and customer service agent. Prior to this she had spent her working life in the catering industry but after being made redundant Sarah fancied a change!

In 2015 Sarah moved into the Hospitality team at Ryans Insurance Brokers, providing insurance for an established book of Bed and Breakfasts, Holiday lets, Takeaways and small hotels and pubs. She took over the role of manager of that team in 2016 and in November 2021, Sarah moved over to take the role as Manager of the Ipswich SME Team, where she works alongside a fantastic group of people.

Sarah has lived and worked in Ipswich all her life. She married a Welshman so they enjoy visiting North Wales as often as possible!

T: 01473 343313
M: 07845 656784

Rob Marshall

Head of SME

Rob joined James Hallam in January 2024 having held various specialised broker roles in the SME space over the last 8 years, including developing digital products and solutions, as well as managing teams with a focus on exceptional service and putting clients at the heart of everything. For the ten years prior to this, he developed a wealth of client-facing and insurance technical experience in a variety of roles which helps informs his strategies of development customer-centric solutions. Rob has attained the distinguished Chartered Fellowship accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute and has a passion for employee development and progression.

M: 07934 144096