Jim Pitchforth approached the Enterprising Worcestershire programme with 25 years experience in the insurance sector. Having been involved in the insurance reviews for hundreds of businesses, Jim wanted to start a company that could dramatically improve a client’s insurance experience by offering industry knowledge and reducing costs.
Enterprising Worcestershire introduced Jim to Blue Orchid business advisor Peter Daniel who provided one to one support and business advice. Jim found this particularly useful; he said
“The face to face meetings have been invaluable. Our contact has personally set up, run and then sold his own businesses, so it was clear how much he understood what we were going through and was able to give advice that was exactly what we needed at that time.”
Through Blue Orchid, Jim attended the Exploring Enterprise session in order to give him the confidence to go forward and start his own business. Jim also made use of the free support available to him and signed up for the business planning and social media workshops to build on his existing knowledge.
Jim’s innovative approach to business meant he was successful in applying for the £750 ERDF grant though Enterprising Worcestershire which was a huge help with the launch of his business.
Besurance was created to help those who have the huge responsibility of choosing their companies commercial insurance with tactical support and coaching from industry experts.
Jim can assist in auditing the performance of a broker/direct insurer to give an honest review of how a client is being looked after. As Besurance is completely independent and has no formal relationship with any insurer/broker, Jim can provide his unbiased opinion and openly discuss key elements that need to be addressed.