Ageas has today announced that it has strengthened its strategic partnership with Darwin Clayton (UK) Ltd, one of the longest established independent insurance brokers in the UK, by agreeing a long-term deal for a multi-million pound cleaning and facilities management insurance scheme.

This notable partnership expansion highlights Ageas’s significant and increased product range and expertise, following the formal acquisition of Groupama Insurance Company Limited and the subsequent integration with Ageas Insurance Limited.

The Darwin Clayton Cleaning and Facilities Management Policy, is designed for cleaning contractors and facilities management businesses, and includes cover for liability for damage to customers’ property being cleaned and failure to secure clients’ premises. It forms part of a range of enhanced products, which also includes recruitment and security insurance policies. All scheme products are available to Ageas brokers via Darwin Clayton.

Commenting on the new scheme agreement, Simon Henderson, Managing Director of Darwin Clayton (UK) Ltd said: “Darwin Clayton and Ageas share similar strategic visions – both organisations aim to be leading providers of niche sector insurance products. Our combined sector experience and desire means that together will continue to be a powerful force in this sector, and  to be able to open up these products via our wholesale division ensures we provide real value and a credible alternative option for Ageas brokers nationwide.”

 Chris Dobson, Broker Distribution Director at Ageas comments: “Our strengthened strategic partnership with Darwin Clayton is another example of how we are able to provide even more specialist support to brokers and their customers. We are delighted to be able to extend our relationship to benefit all parties.”