Established in 1973, Dervensure Insurance Brokers Ltd has now been in business in Holbeach for 50 years, formed originally by Derek Venni as a sole-trader, before becoming a partnership in 1986 and then from 2007 incorporated as a limited company. The business originally ran from Derek’s home in Holbeach until it eventually outgrew those surroundings and moved to the current premises in the High Street in 1980 where it has been ever since.
Where Did The Name Come From?
Before the days of the internet, the only way of finding businesses was in the phone directory and the Yellow Pages. Because Venni began with a V, Derek knew the business would be listed near the bottom of the page but he wanted it to be listed near the top. He, therefore, created the name ‘Dervensure’ by combining the first three letters of his first name and surname and adding ‘sure’ for insurance. This enabled Dervensure to be listed near the top of the page.
50 Years Experience
The History Of The Business
Dervensure continued to grow over the years and in 1986, Derek invited Nick Ingram to join him in the business as a partner. Nick had previously worked for insurance companies Eagle Star and later Provincial as an inspector calling on brokers all over many parts of the country to develop their accounts and relationships, of which one was Dervensure.
Andrew Willows joined Dervensure as a trainee insurance clerk in June 1992 having just left school. After 4 years and having gained his Certificate in Insurance (Cert CII) qualification, Andrew was invited by Derek to join him and Nick as a partner. Upon Derek’s retirement in 1998, Nick and Andrew became equal partners until Nick retired from the business at the beginning of 2018. Andrew now continues to run the business to this day as sole director.
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