About us

History

Stride is one of the largest and most successful independent brokers in the UK. It was launched as a financial services firm in 1973 by Mel Stride in Chichester, with a focus on life insurance, pensions and property owner’s insurance.

The company has grown steadily over the years, expanding both our property and commercial lines to become one of the largest and most successful independent brokers in the South of England.

Property insurance expertise

Whether you’re a property portfolio landlord, manager or developer, a specialist property insurance policy will help to safeguard you and your assets.

We arrange cover for all types of let properties, including commercial properties; residential portfolios and blocks of flats, and Stride provide a whole host of supporting products such as rent guarantee insurance, landlord’s home emergency cover and engineering and inspection cover for lifts.

Landlords work with Stride to take advantage of our expertise in property owners insurance and our in-depth understanding of their needs. We are proud of our longevity as a specialist property insurance broker providing advice and secure cover for over 40 years.

Stride is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is a Lloyd’s coverholder giving us exclusive access to our own specialist property owners MGA Portus Underwriting.

We have binding authorities with many of the UK’s leading insurers, including AXA, Allianz, Towergate, Zurich and Aviva.

Business insurance specialists

Stride helps to find the perfect insurance policy for businesses of all sizes, across an extensive range of sectors, including retail, leisure & hospitality, construction, professional services and the motor trade.

We offer bespoke business insurance. You can tailor your policy and purchase specialist products, such as cyber, tax evasion,  engineering, directors and officers and personal indemnity.

Help for letting agents

As well as our insurance lines, Stride partners with letting agents across the UK to give them unique access to a range of tailored, landlord and tenant schemes they can offer their customers. 

Our values

Here at Stride, we’re committed to providing all of our clients with high-quality, bespoke insurance, tailored exactly to their needs and at a highly competitive price.

We take enormous pride in our independence, which grants us exclusive access to a vast range of unique insurance schemes for our customers. Unlike other brokers, our priorities don’t lie with a certain insurer, meaning that we’re unbiased and wholly focused on finding the best cover for your needs.

We’re able to provide our clients with round-the-clock, in-house support. Our dedicated team of experts are a core part of the Stride service and testament to our personal, yet professional approach to broking. We use our 40+ years’ experience and industry knowledge to provide you with quality support and innovative solutions for your insurance needs.

Our ethics and core values are the same as back when we first began. Our company was built on the principles of expert industry knowledge, investment in our team and an unwavering commitment to service.

We recognise that the success of our company is dependent on looking after the best interests of our customers and treating them fairly at all times. With insurance from Stride, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

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