Ageas announces today that it has strengthened its strategic partnership with Darwin Clayton (UK) Ltd, one of the longest established independent insurance brokers in the UK, by developing ‘Darwinsure’, a bespoke online product for the small business sector. This facility will complement the existing scheme arrangements by providing a more effective way for smaller businesses to trade online.

The Darwinsure scheme provides specialist cover for small businesses in the cleaning, security equipment installation, electrical, interior fit-out and IT professional sectors, including a broader range of tradesmen solutions. Darwinsure is available through Darwin Clayton’s e-trading platform and offers an online solution for customers to obtain their insurance cover across mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop devices. The e-trading platform provides a Quick Quote process, competitive prices and secure payment.

Commenting on the new scheme agreement, Simon Henderson, Managing Director of Darwin Clayton (UK) Ltd said: “The launch of Darwinsure builds on our strategic vision to be the market leading provider of niche insurance products. Our combined experience and expertise with Ageas means that together we will continue to be a powerful force in this sector. By targeting the small business sector and offering access to customers via an e-trading portal, we are continuing to provide real value and a credible alternative option for small businesses nationwide.”

Chris Dobson, Broker Distribution Director at Ageas Insurance comments: “Darwinsure is a great example of how Ageas operates in both schemes and in the e-trade sector, providing specialist support and tailored solutions to brokers and their customers. Darwinsure expands the reach of our products in the online commercial sector and we are delighted to be able to grow our business relationship to the benefit all parties.”