Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers
Walker Midgley are insurance brokers, based in the centre of Sheffield, dealing in commercial and personal insurances. We specialise in Modellers, Model Engineers, Veteran & Vintage Machinery and Tractors and Steam Powered Vehicles both Miniature and Full Size.
We are able to advise on a range of insurance products for our clients both business and personal. Whether you are a new business start up, small to medium sized enterprise, or an established PLC, we aim to provide suitable insurance cover at a competitive premium.
Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers are large enough to service your needs and small enough to care.
Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers Limited was formed over thirty years ago as a subsidiary of Midgley & Son Limited of Carlisle Street, Sheffield, to look after the company's insurance needs.
In addition to their main business of ferro alloy merchanting, Midgley & Son had several other subsidiary companies with diverse business interests including marine surveying, shipping (including a deep water wharf on the River Trent), compressed air equipment, auto electrical and ore crushing.
The broking business was run by Tony Walker (hence Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers) and, whilst the main objective was to look after the insurance requirements of the Midgley Group, business from outside was soon on the increase. In 1977 the staffing level was increased by 100% at one fell swoop when Tony Wood joined the company.
Walker Midgley steadily grew and in 1986 was joined by Paul Burgan to strengthen the commercial side of the business. In 1988 the company became independent when Tony Wood and Paul Burgan took over. They moved from the Midgley & Son site to the refurbished offices of the old Sheffield General Cemetery Company - Montague House - literally sited in a graveyard.
Ten years later Paul Burgan retired and Tony Wood became the sole shareholder. In 2003, with the lease on Montague House about to expire and accommodation becoming a real problem, the growing company moved to its present offices in the centre of Sheffield in the Yorkshire Bank Chambers next to the Town Hall.
In 2014 Walker Midgley was acquired by Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd and the end of 2015 will see them moving into new premises at The Balance where they will continue to expand and grow the business.