Needing insurance? If peace of mind is your key concern, Westminster Insurance owner Neil Lifford says to forget the ‘faceless call centres’ and turn to ‘a local, family-run business that has stood the test of time’

Insurance is a necessary evil. You have it because you feel vulnerable without it, and with luck you’ll never feel the need to put the policy you pay every month or year to the test.

Sadly, for most of us, that luck will run out at some time in our lives. When that moment comes you want to pick up the phone and find someone trustworthy, who takes an interest in your situation and offers immediate, practical advice.

You also want that moment of truth to confirm you were sold the correct insurance in the first place, and that, as well as a competitive price, you were also offered practical cover that will kick in during times of crisis.

We all know that online insurance for virtually anything is instantly available at the click of a computer or smartphone.

But if peace of mind is your key concern, the best option is a local, family-run business that has stood the test of time and does not leave you to deal with call centres and ‘faceless people’ during what is probably a stressful situation.

Westminster Insurance has been a name the Sheffield business community have been able to rely on since it was set up by my father in 1964, as a company primarily ‘run by taxi drivers for ‘taxi drivers’.

I took over as owner in early 2000 and, since joining forces with Clegg Gifford in 2015, the scope of business has increased greatly to include a wide range of commercial needs.

From properties to landlords’ insurance to public liability, Westminster Insurance will give you the both competitive rate and the peace of mind you want.

Shops, restaurants, takeaways, pubs and wine bars are also covered and many local businesses in the north Sheffield area have chosen Westminster Insurance.

We are people you can talk to. It’s not just about having to make a claim, if you just need some advice there is someone on the end of the line who can help.

Over the years we have come to know some long-standing clients very well, and even ex-customers sometimes call for advice and we’re happy to help them.

While I am moving towards semi-retirement, the Westminster Insurance family connection will remain, with son-in-law Kirk Ollerenshaw taking over at the helm.

The business is geared towards commercial insurance rather than personal these days, but even so it’s the personal approach that helps customers feel reassured they have been given competitive rates and a policy tailored for their individual needs.

Westminster Insurance is a local insurance broker specialising in:

  • Taxi and Motor Trade
  • Commercial vehicles and properties
  • Landlords Insurance
  • Public Liability
  • Shops, restaurants & takeaways
  • Pubs and wine bars
  • Goods in transit
  • Caravans and motorhomes
  • And more

Westminster Insurance

29 Loxley Road,


S6 4TE

Tel: 0114 234 8205