Based in Bude, North Cornwall, Hodgson Insurance Services are a family run independent general insurance broker. Established back in 1977 we now service hundreds of hospitality customers throughout the UK, from Scotland down to our home county of Cornwall.
We specialise in hospitality insurance and love finding the right insurance package for your B&B, your guest house, or your hotel. We also work with the growing AirBnB market . Our strong trading relationships have been built up and developed over the years with a specially selected panel of top UK insurance companies and specialist guest house scheme providers, enabling us to deliver market leading products at competitive prices to our customers.
Free no-obligation reviews of your insurance requirements are available. We take time to get to know you, and understand your business and insurance requirements, not only ensuring we can find you a competitive price, but more importantly ensuring you are provided with the correct and right amount of cover.
We work hard to deliver a first class service and advice to all our customers, providing a friendly and professional approach. We’re not a call centre, all telephone calls are answered by one of our experienced and trained members of staff.
We hope you’ll be a customer for life which is why we’ll manage your policy throughout it’s life, from getting new quotes and setting up your insurance, providing any necessary mid-term amendments and at renewal time automatically reviewing against the market to ensure it’s still the best policy for you, saving you time, stress and money in searching yourself.
The proof of the pudding comes should you need to make a claim. We’ll be here to report claims for you, give you advice throughout and help in any way to get claims settled as fairly and as quickly as possible.
we are independent
Hodgson Insurance Services are a family owned, completely independent insurance broker. Being independent enables our team to provide impartial advice and product recommendations. We don’t steer customers towards any one particular insurer like many firms out there do, we’ll only look to recommend the best and most appropriate guest house policies for your needs.
We are proud members of Broker Network, the largest network of independent insurance brokers in the UK. Broker Network help and support us with business services and products.
We have a friendly, dedicated bunch here at Hodgsons. Get to know our team a little better.
Gary Hodgson – CeRGI
Having joined the family firm after finishing school Gary has worked himself up to become a partner in the firm. Looking after commercial and personal business, especially hospitality, and keeping on top of the firms compliance issues.
Out of the office Gary enjoys all sports representing Cornwall at county pool level, he’s a football fan having played most his life for local team Bude FC, and helps run his local pool league as secretary.
As co founder of the business Liz helps run the business with son Gary. Liz likes to handle the guest house new business, but deals with all aspects of insurance and handles the firms company accounts.
Liz helps run a local Jive club in her spare time, is a top class flower arranger, and also volunteers her fundraising skills to one of the county’s top cricket clubs, Werrington CC.
Robin joined the firm after completing his school A-levels, (a little while ago now). Rob services all types of personal and business products for customers and also deals with the insurer accounts.
In his spare time Rob enjoys fishing, playing darts, table tennis, pottering around his garden allotment, has a wealth of cycling knowledge and thinks of himself as a professional bowls expert.
Aaron joined our team in 2015 having worked for Swinton Insurance for 6 years. Aaron handles the personal lines and small commercial business and is often one of the first people you’ll speak to on the phone.
Aaron enjoys playing pool and darts, and is an avid Millwall football fan, (don’t hold it against him). His footie knowledge is second to none!!
Julie Inch – Cert Cii
Julie is our latest recruit joining in 2021 but is one of the most experienced having worked for another local broker for over 12 years assisting both commercial and personal lines customers.
Julies a Cornish maid and being Cornish you must farm, right? Julies spare time is used managing her flock of around 150 sheep. She also has days off in November purely so she can put up Christmas decorations…..what!!!
Phoebe Matthews – Cert Cii
Phoebe is one of our newer team members she started her insurance career with an 18 month apprenticeship at Ecclesiastical gaining her Cert Cii qualification in the process, more recently she held a position as a claims adjuster at QBE.
Phoebe is a trained ballet dancer, is very crafty…… no not the deceitful kind, the I like making things kind, and loves going for walks and training her young dog Freddie.
Stuart joined in 2020 after gaining a wealth of knowledge in various insurance roles and came to us from Saga where he handled motor claims for the company.
Stuart currently helps look after our personal lines and small hospitality business.
In his spare time Stu enjoys walks (no better place than Cornwall!) and is often mistaken for Karl from Pixars animated film classic ‘Up’.
Graham was co founder of the firm helping build a business from scratch to the successful business it has become today. In 2013 he decided to step back and retire. Graham comes in on rare occasions now to help out as and when required.
Graham is an active member of the community having been an Ambulance Responder, he now drives the local doctor around and you may see him performing one of his charity cabaret or singing acts. He also likes a game of Rummikub.