7 Reasons Why WTS

Seven Great Reasons Why Watkins Taylor Stone Should Be Your Broker

“OPEC Systems has been using Watkins Taylor Stone to arrange all of our insurance needs for over ten years. WTS understands our business and takes a personalised approach to ensuring that our insurance cover has met our changing business requirements during this time. Each year WTS goes out to market to ensure that we get the most comprehensive and economical insurance cover available. Before we sign any major contracts WTS reviews the insurance clauses to ensure that we will continue to maintain our cover within that contract. I have no hesitation in recommending Watkins Taylor Stone as an insurance broker”

Connor Walsh
B. Bus, CA – COO, OPEC Systems

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent advice and guidance that you have provided to me after the major fire and disruption we endured over the last 12 months. After being a client for over the last 15 years it was most assuring to have your expertise to guide us through this time. As you are now aware other tenants in our building who were serviced by other brokers did not have adequate cover and service and unfortunately found out the hard way. I am pleased to see them now move their business to your firm as I know they will be well looked after. I would not be in the position that we are now thankfully in without the efforts of your team at Watkins Taylor Stone. If I can ever assist you by way of references or any other means in the future please let me know.”

Greg Smart
Tilesmart Ceramics Pty Ltd

“I have had the pleasure of dealing with Watkins Taylor Stone for many years. As a Commercial Property Manager, they have been able to assist me across all property types, from small commercial units through to large industrial sites. Their ability to negotiate and develop comprehensive, competitive insurance programmes, is second to none. The team’s prompt and decisive involvement in the event of a claim, particularly with the occasional difficult matter, has displayed an extremely high standard of professionalism and is greatly appreciated.”

David Taylor
Group Property Manager
Taylor Nicholas

“I have been working with WTS since 1997 and across at least 5 businesses. The team at WTS are professional, thorough and best of all “insurance experts”. They constantly look to save me money and make pro-active suggestions on what can be done to keep my insurance costs down. Particularly noteworthy is the WTS ability to manage a claim with an underwriter to ensure the process is as headache free as possible. This is invaluable as at the time of a claim things are generally stressful enough. In short, they make my life easy and they are true partners in all my businesses.”

David Lo
CEO, The Marketing Zoo Pty Ltd

“As a Steadfast broker, we are always looking for the best possible insurance options for our clients. Watkins Taylor Stone’s cooking risk scheme provides us with Lumley’s Steadfast policy wording, excellent rates and policy conditions, plus outstanding service.

What more could you ask for?
I’m more than happy to recommend WTS services to Steadfast brokers.”

Rodney Lewton
ABICO Insurance Brokers

“It is my great pleasure to write in praise of Watkins Taylor Stone after an association extending back over twenty five years.

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.”

Robert Bleakley

“I would like to express my gratitude to Stuart Walls (financial planner, referred by Watkins Taylor Stone).

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.”

Chris Weide
Director, Australian Travel Specialists