Advance Insurance was established in 1989 by Brian Collis in Rayners Lane, Harrow.
Brian had previously spent many years in the Life Insurance industry working for a large American company, but decided to go it alone in 1987 and started working from home arranging Motor & Home insurance.
2 years later Brian opened his first high street office in Village Way East, Rayners Lane and Advance Insurance was born. The business thrived in this busy high street, and was soon arranging many other types of insurance, including van, travel, liability and business insurance. As the business grew Brian took on staff, including the current manager Daniel, who started with Brian in 1992.
In 2005 the Financial Services Authority became the regulators of all financial organisations, including those in the insurance industry. Advance Insurance successfully applied for, and was granted permission to arrange and administer general and commercial insurance products.
In 2008 the business moved to larger premises in nearby Eastcote. As well as arranging policies for direct clients, Advance Insurance developed a website and schemes purely for other brokers to arrange policies with us for their clients. This initiative was headed by Brian’s son, Jon Collis, who continues to develop this side of the business.
By 2013 Advance Insurance had quickly outgrown the Eastcote office and moved again, this time further afield to Hemel Hempstead. With modern offices situated at the site of the former Kodak Tower (now called K D Tower) Advance Insurance continues to grow, offering high quality insurance products, backed up by service from knowledgeable staff, to both direct clients and sub brokers.
The future holds new schemes, new clients and new challenges for Advance Insurance. 2014 marks 25 years of the company and we intend to continue providing high quality products and services to our many clients, both old and new.
Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm