The Diamond Standard – trusted insurance expertise since 1887
9 July 2018
Neil McFarlane, TH March Group CEO
In 1887 the 18-year-old son of a London Hatton Garden diamond merchant experienced a eureka moment when he realised that the jewellery trade he’d come to know through his father’s business was largely uninsured. The young entrepreneur’s idea blossomed to become the UK’s best-known firm of jewellery trade specialist insurance brokers (“Famous for insuring jewellery”), TH March.
A pioneer of specialist “jewellers block” policies (underwritten by Lloyds), Thomas H March’s entrepreneurial vision is still flourishing more than 131 years later. As appointed broker to many leading trade organisations such as the National Association of Jewellers, the National Pawnbrokers Association, the Company of Master Jewellers and the Giftware Association, TH March has continued to follow Thomas H March’s example by constantly innovating, growing and diversifying.
Today, commercial, personal insurance and financial planning divisions are all part of the TH March Group. With chartered insurance broker Neil McFarlane ACII at the helm as CEO, the company offers expertise in a wide range of commercial and personal insurance products to suit the needs and requirements of all kinds of people and organisations.
In 2011, having satisfied rigorous criteria relating to professionalism, capability and ethics, TH March was awarded the prestigious status of chartered insurance broker, the industry’s gold standard award and a mark of excellence.
In 2017, the company’s 130th anniversary year, independent customer service assessor Investor in Customers (IIC) awarded TH March its highest three-star “exceptional” rating.
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