About Us

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In 1987, David Ingleby founded Castlemead, born out of the desire to provide businesses with a professional advice-based approach to insurance and risk management. 30 years later, Castlemead are still an independent, owner-managed broker business, with his son, Richard taking over as Managing Director in 2006.

We believe in having the best-qualified people working at Castlemead. With every Board member holding Chartered status, as do much of our team, we continue to invest in our people through further CPD and support their development. (Our People)
We believe in being independent. This means we’re not owned or part-owned by an insurer or another broker. We don’t own any insurer or invest in their profitability. With considerable consolidation in our sector over the last few years, true independence is becoming rarer. We know that by being independent, we offer considerable benefits for our clients (Being Independent Matters).

In 2016 we joined GBN, a global network of insurance companies, brokers, risk managers and speciality companies. If you are looking to open a new subsidiary or have territories outside the UK, by being part of GBN we can work with the local GBN broker abroad to arrange cover.

We’re proud to be awarded Chartered Insurance Brokers status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). This is the gold standard for insurance brokers and means we retain a highly qualified team who have the skills and qualifications to look after you.

What Our Clients Say

“The team at Castlemead not only understand my business but are extremely thorough in their approach. This gives me confidence that my business is properly protected and I can relax and get on with running my business.”


“We’ve been working with Castlemead for many years. They have an in-depth knowledge of our business and the insurance cover we need. We enjoy a very good, efficient and friendly service with a personal touch. We have the direct contact details for the people we need to speak to, when we need them. And they are always friendly, knowledgeable and responsive.”

Operations Director

“Regarding the recent transition of our insurance policies to Castlemead, I would like to thank you and your colleagues for making this a smooth process. You did a full assessment of our requirements explaining everything in terms we could understand, and always at hand should we have any queries. With the changes you suggested we now have the confidence that we have the correct cover for all aspects of our business, which was not the case prior to your appointment.”


Become a client

We believe your insurance needs to fit your business. Our team will work with you to get to know your business and put in place the right commercial insurance cover. And what’s more, we’ll take you through every aspect of it so you and your business are fully resilient.

Our recommendations are based on four key areas:

Commercial understanding – we make sure we get to know your business and the specific risks you face. This means we can ensure you are only ever paying for the cover you need.

Wording – you must be able to comply with the conditions of the contract arranged.

Solvency – your insurer must be able to pay claims in the event of the worst happening.

Price – making sure you are paying the right price for the cover you need.

Get in touch with us using the contact form.

Over 30 years history of professional service and advice to our clients

Insurance broker based in Bristol and Exeter

BRISTOL OFFICE: Castlemead House, St Johns Road, BRISTOL BS3 1AL

Bristol: +44(0)117 945 3900


EXETER OFFICE: Leeward House, Fitzroy Road, Exeter Business Park, EXETER EX1 3LJ

Exeter: +44(0)1392 348999


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