Specialist charity insurance brokers

Telephone: 01206 760780
Email: newbusiness@wrsinsurance.co.uk

WRS Insurance Brokers Limited
Cadman House, Off Peartree Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NW.

Get in touch - Call us: 01206 760780 or email us: newbusiness@wrsinsurance.co.uk

  • Charity


    When it comes to providing charity insurance, WRS Limited are the true specialists.
    We are a leading ethical insurance broker, with more than 40 years experience in the not-for-profit and social welfare sector.

    Charity Insurance
  • Church


    Churches are so much more than places of worship – they are a fundamental part of our community. Offering everything from playgroups and drop-in centres to youth activities and luncheon clubs, every church has it own special set of insurance requirements.

    Church Insurance
  • Listed Property


    Listed buildings are an important part of our heritage and need to be protected by a tailor-made insurance policy.

    Listed Building Insurance
  • Church Car


    Churches have a wide range of different needs when it comes to motor insurance.

    Church car insurance
  • Hospitality


    Looking for hospitality insurance? WRS have a range of products to meet your needs.

    Hospitality Insurance
  • Trustee's


    Trustees are a valuable asset to the charity and social welfare sector. But in an increasingly litigious society, trustees need protection from the numerous liabilities they could face.

    Trustee's Insurance
  • Care and Nursing Home


    In recent years, we have built-up a growing client base in the residential care, hospice and special needs sectors.

    Care and Nursing Home Insurance
  • Cinema


    WRS Insurance Brokers have an exclusive insurance policy for film society groups and clubs belonging to the British Federation of Film Societies.

    Cinema Insurance
  • Risk Management


    Put your business in safe hands WRS insurance brokers: experts in risk management

    Risk management consultancy
  • Furniture Re-Use Centre


    WRS Insurance Brokers are pleased to offer an exclusive, specialist insurance policy catered for Furniture Reuse Network members across the United Kingdom.

    Reuse Recycle
  • Essex Insurance


    General insurance policies for personal and commercial customers in Colchester and surrounding areas

    Insurance Colchester

Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

We are delighted to announce that our customer survey results showed that over 95% of our customers are likely to recommend us to another organisation or individual and 84.7% of our customers are completely satisfied with all aspects of our service.

We also asked our customers to use one word to describe WRS, overwhelmingly the word Professional was used, followed by Efficient, Friendly and Helpful.

Customer satisfaction word cloud

Personal Safety Plan for Members of Faith Communities

Charity insurance customer testimonial

Listed property & cinema insurance customer testimonial

Specialist charity insurance brokers

Welcome to the online home of WRS Insurance Brokers Ltd.

WRS Insurance is an independent insurance broker based in Colchester, Essex. The team has over 40 years’ experience and specialises in arranging the following not for profit insurance and business insurance:

Expert help when you need it

When it comes to looking after their own interests, charities need to know they are in safe and ethical hands. This is where the specialists at WRS Insurance can help.

As a well-respected, leading charity insurance broker in East Anglia, we have the knowledge and experience to arrange tailor-made insurance for charities, not for profit groups and the social welfare sector.

We are passionate about providing a socially responsible approach to business and our friendly, hands-on, personal service means WRS Insurance has many long-standing customers who return to us year after year, knowing the interests of their charity or community group is being well protected.

Please explore our site to find out more about insurance for charities, church insurance and our charity risk management portfolio, or you can call the team on 01206 760780.

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