B. Bus, CA – COO, OPEC Systems
Tilesmart Ceramics Pty Ltd
Group Property Manager
CEO, The Marketing Zoo Pty Ltd
What more could you ask for?
I’m more than happy to recommend WTS services to Steadfast brokers.”
ABICO Insurance Brokers
In my role as CEO of Sotheby’s Australia we negotiated all our insurance cover through Watkins Taylor Stone from the mid-1980s, insurance covering valuable artworks and all the normal risks relating to property and public liability. At all times they maintained competitive quotes and were able also to provide cover for individual client transactions for many rare and valuable artworks.
Subsequent to my retirement from Sotheby’s I have used the services of Watkins Taylor Stone to insure the Verona Cinema Complex in Oxford Street, Paddington in Sydney and also to cover three or more other properties and a collection of artworks.
As in any commercial operation there have been times when we have had to make a claim and on each occasion the service they have provided has been flawless.
I have no hesitation in recommending them in the highest possible terms to any contemplating appointing them as insurers.”
Over 11 years ago I was approached by Stuart to review my insurance options. I had already been in business for 10 years but at the time I was going to expand the business and the future was far from certain. He suggested Crisis Recovery Insurance with the buy back option. He also suggested Disability Insurance with options. I purchased all plans.
8 years on and the business venture was relatively successful and I felt I had no need for the policies anymore. His strong advice was to maintain them because at my age it would be very difficult to get a policy, as good again. That was in early 2008 and I agreed.
In October 2011 I was diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer. I am lucky. This is a non- aggressive cancer, it was caught very early and the likelihood for a full recovery is over 95%. Nevertheless, I contacted Stuart when I received the confirmation that it was a cancer. Within three weeks, the insurance company paid the crisis claim in full. Shortly after they paid a lump sum on the disability insurance too. Stuart facilitated the whole process and it was effortless.
Despite your lifestyle you never know what is around the corner and to have a sizeable deposit in your bank account during tough times, will, believe me, make all the difference.”
Director, Australian Travel Specialists