About Us

Clarke Jeffreys Insurance has been trusted to provide insurance solutions for businesses large and small for over 20 years in Herefordshire and beyond.  CJ Insurance has never rested on its laurels; the business was founded by Jeff and Denise Clarke in 1993 in the spare bedroom of their home and rapidly grew, leading to Jeff taking their first office space, and quickly taking on 2 members of staff.

The first acquisition was of Martin Weller & Co, another independent broker.  The second acquisition was of AH Major and Co, a family run brokerage, led by John and Chris Major, who joined the CJ team and continued to look after the insurances of a wide range of business and personal clients, locally and beyond.

Jeff’s son James joined the business in 2000 as a Personal Lines Handler.  Due to the office location in Hereford, 2005 saw James receiving a significant amount of enquiries from ex-Special forces who were moving into the private security sector and struggling to find anyone who understood the type of specialised insurance that they needed.



James took the time to get to know the industry and responded by setting up an exclusive insurance scheme for those working in the security industry to meet their insurance needs in one easy insurance package.  The Close Protection and Security Insurance division has expanded quickly since 2005 and CJ Insurance has become a trusted name in the industry for honest, expert advice and the ability to deliver the correct cover, sometimes needed rapidly, all whist our clients are operating anywhere in the world, including in hostile areas.

James’ wife Helen joined the business whilst their children were tiny, and when Jeff retired in 2013 to the south coast, James and Helen bought the business.  They continue running the business by focusing on same core values that have existed since the very beginning: of delivering exceptional customer service along with quality insurance products.  They are lucky to have an extremely dedicated and experienced team working alongside them, who help to ensure that CJ Insurance keeps going from strength to strength.

As the business has expanded, James and Helen have taken on several local apprentices and James remains committed to offering real job opportunities for local and talented young people to get on the career ladder and work their way up in Insurance.

We continue to look after the insurances of businesses and individuals locally and across the country and many of our clients have remained with us for many years.  Some from the very beginning and for over 20 years, with many clients choosing us to look after all of their insurance needs including Homes, Cars, Businesses, Second homes and Health Insurance.  With all the time restraints on people nowadays, many of our clients find it reassuring to have all of their insurance in one place, to pick up the phone and to speak to the same person each time they need to make changes to a policy or make a claim.  Understanding that we will always make sure we are offering quality insurance products with a competitive price tag.

If you have any questions or queries, we love to talk so please do get in touch. If you would like to read our Testimonials, please click here and we hope these help reassure you of our ability to look after your insurances for many years to come.

James, Helen and the CJ Insurance team

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