Moore Large appoints Russell Scanlan
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Russell Scanlan has been appointed as the new insurance broker for Derby based Moore Large and Co, a family owned company which specialises in distributing bicycles, accessories, parts and motorised products to the trade industry. Russell Scanlan is the UK’s leading insurance broking and risk managing firm, and was taken on to help Moore Large save money and better protect its business interests in what is set to be a landmark year.
With the opening ceremony of London 2012 less than six months away, Moore Large is building momentum as many Olympic hopefuls prepare to use their cycle brands as they go for gold. The Track, BMX, Road and MTB models are proving extremely popular, with some top cyclists getting ready to test their performance at the new Olympic Park velodrome later this month at the UCI Cycling Track World Cup.
Despite the recession, Moore Large continues to go from strength to strength, turning over between £23-£25 million per annum. The firm’s success comes down to its substantial market share. It distributes to 90% of the UK’s independent dealers, and also holds national accounts with high street retailers Halfords, Wilkinson’s and Tesco, plus large online firms Wiggle and Chain Reaction. In additon, Moore Large has established sponsorship relationships with high profile venues such as the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
Stephen Caunt, Financial Director at Moore Large, said: “As a family run business which has been going for over thirty years, we value our customer and supplier relationships and view these as an integral part of the Company.
“We all have to look very carefully at our cost base, especially in these lean times, and it is very easy to overlook the value of service. However, when it comes to the insurance market, it does really pay to go with someone who can deliver on all fronts like Russell Scanlan.
“We’re pleased that our changing business needs are fully protected as we continue to build on our market share and maximise opportunities going forward.”
Mike Dickinson, Development Director at Russell Scanlan, commented: “Moore Large has an exciting future. We’re delighted to have worked successfully with the company, offering a personal and independent service, to enable them to manage any potential business risks and ensure peace of mind.”
Moore Large’s headquarters is based to the south of Derby in the Sinfin area. The firm has a large team of field sales staff covering the UK. Full details can be found at www.moorelarge.co.uk.