About Us

Operating Since 2001
Professional Services Franchise

Since starting, Concept has gone from strength to strength and recently celebrated 22 years of success. We are a respected name within the insurance industry and are one of the fastest growing network’s in the UK.

Concept is part of the Insurance Solutions Group (ISG) which comprises of 7 companies, including a Loss Adjusting business that has been successfully trading for over 35 years and a national building repair network. 

Events such as Brexit and the Covid pandemic have seen a reduction in the number of available contractors. In response to the contractor shortage and increases in costs in 2021, Concept included the building repair service as part of the franchise operating model.

Using the Head Office repair service can save considerable time for a franchise partner. The contractors are paid when the works are completed, which significantly helps cash flow and enables franchise partners to manage a larger volume of work.

As a member of the British Franchise Association and the Quality Franchise Association, we are committed to ethical franchising and adhering to a professional Code of Conduct.

Andy Walmsley

Director

Andy Walmsley

Awards in 2023

5-STAR FRANCHISEE SATISFACTION

The anonymous survey was  conducted by WorkBuzz in February 2023 and shows how we’re performing from the perspective of our franchise partners. To achieve 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction, the results had to be above the franchising industry average in all six areas: Franchise System, Training and Support, Culture and Relationships, Leadership, Value & Rewards and General Satisfaction. 

We are committed to creating an accessible, inclusive working environment and culture where all franchise partners are treated fairly, are able to perform to the best of their abilities and get support in developing and growing their business which is why the below results mean the world to us:

  • 100% of franchise partners plan to expand their business 

  • 100% of franchise partners feel we value their ideas 

  • 94% feel they are valued

Finalists in the ‘Franchisor of the Year’ and ‘Best Adaptation to Change’ categories at the Quality Franchise Association Awards (QFA). 

Hundreds of Franchisors entered the QFA Franchising Awards with the ‘Franchisor of the Year’ being the most prestigious of the awards; it celebrates businesses which have shown resilience and demonstrated the qualities of a strong franchise network. 

The ‘Best Adaptation to Change’ award recognises franchisors who have embraced and successfully overcome the key challenges business faced during 2022.

Finalist in the Trailblazer Franchisee category for the BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.

Gary Dimond from Concept Claim Solutions (Belfast) was one of the first franchisees to embrace the new operating model and forward-thinking vision in 2022. He played a crucial role in showcasing the positive impact of the changes made to the business. 

From the very beginning, Gary has shown an unwavering dedication to our values, impressing all with his determination and empathy towards others.

 

Private
Work

We have developed a ‘private work’ offering to customers.  After suffering property damage, some homeowners see it as an opportunity to improve their property and choose to have other work completed simultaneously as the insurance repair work to reduce inconvenience.

Cash Settlements

Occasionally, policyholders are just looking to receive a cash settlement and then arrange the repair works themselves once the local franchisee has managed the settlement negotiation on their behalf.  Our model accommodates this by charging a percentage based loss assessing fee, usually around 15% of the claim value.  

Our Team Members

Meet our Professional Team

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Why Do Customers Choose Concept?

Dealing with insurance claims and trying to get a fair settlement to repair damaged property can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. It involves endless phone calls with the insurer and negotiations to agree on the amount they will pay, which is often less than the customer is entitled to. After that, the customer has to find available contractors, which means waiting for hours to obtain quotes.

As a franchise partner, your primary objective is to make the claims process as stress-free as possible for the customer, allowing them to focus on what matters most – getting back to their daily life.

We understand that every repair job is unique, which is why we ensure to use the most skilled and experienced tradespeople to guarantee the best possible outcome. We conduct comprehensive surveys and create report schedules to make every aspect of the claims process transparent and easy to understand for the policyholder.

We initiate the repair work as soon as possible and undertake all emergency work, drying, and reinstatement of buildings to provide a complete end-to-end solution that reduces the claims lifecycle and provides peace of mind to our customers.

Day in the Life of a Concept Franchise Partner

Nathan Proctor shares what’s involved in his day to day role project managing property damage insurance claims. 

Day in the Life of a Concept Franchise Partner

Nathan Proctor shares what’s involved in his day to day role project managing property damage insurance claims.