Ripe Insurance named the UK’s Best Specialist Insurance Provider

Ripe Insurance, the InsurTech specialist behind some of the UK’s most successful niche insurance brands, has been voted the UK’s Best Specialist Insurance Provider for its Gunplan product. The win was announced at the Insurance Choice Awards last Thursday.

The company’s Golf Care insurance product offering was a finalist in the same category, and the Cycleplan offering for cyclists was a finalist in the Best Cycle Insurance provider category – a fantastic endorsement of Ripe’s niche brands and expertise, particularly as the awards were voted for by policy holders themselves.

John Woosey, Managing Director, Ripe Insurance, said:

“It is brilliant to see that so many customers love our products. These are all heritage brands for us and we constantly strive to improve our offering and bring customers faster, more efficient, bespoke products. This vindication of our efforts is fantastic to receive. Thank you to the people who took the time to vote for us across all three brands: to see this level of satisfaction and engagement is really exciting, though there will be no complacency from the team here at Ripe!”

The Insurance Choice Awards are run by Smart Money People, the UK’s largest consumer review platform focused on financial services. Over 27,000 votes were registered by UK customers this year.

Ripe Insurance uses its own InsurTech platform to give customers control, speed, ease of use and good value across all of its products. Its digital business model and disruptive technologies not only reduce prices, but allow customers to build just the policy they want. Unnecessary extras are removed from the insurance process, giving the policyholder real control, unmatched speed and great value.

John Woosey added: “Our business is built on delivering an excellent customer service for all of our policyholders and these awards show we are getting it right. It’s now full steam ahead for us as we move towards 2018. The high demand we are experiencing from customers for niche insurance means that we will be introducing more products to the market in the coming months, as well as working to make our established brands, like Gunplan and Cycleplan, ever better and more streamlined. With all of the new products we have launched, and those we are about to, we look forward to next year’s awards.”

Founder of Smart Money People, Mike Fotis commented on Thursday’s win: “Smart Money People was launched in 2014 to increase trust and transparency in financial services. We wanted to help consumers find the best firms to do business with and the Insurance Choice Awards 2017 have helped us to achieve this. I'd like to congratulate Ripe Insurance on their win!”

Insurance firms from all across the UK attended the 2017 Insurance Choice Awards ceremony, which took place at The Lansdowne Club in Mayfair, London. Neil Tillotson, Gunplan Brand Manager and Melissa Savage, Call Centre Manager, accepted the award – see accompanying photo.

Ripe’s nominations on the night:

UK’s Best Specialist Insurance Provider – Gunplan – Winner

UK’s Best Specialist Insurance Provider – Golf Care – Finalist

Best Cycle Insurance provider – Cycleplan – Finalist