About Peter Best Insurance

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About Us

Peter Best Insurance Services Ltd (PBIS) is an independent insurance broker with 30 years experience in the collectable car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle markets. As the company has evolved so has its range of insurance products and now provides most classes of insurance cover tailored to its clients’ needs.


Established in 1985 by Peter and Marian Best, PBIS was set up initially to facilitate the insurance needs of members of the MG Car Club. Being MG owners themselves, Peter and Marian set out to develop specialist car club schemes to accommodate the insurance requirements of a number of the other well known car clubs across the country. For nearly three decades PBIS has built on this ethic of putting customer needs first and providing comprehensive insurance policies suited to individual requirements.

Schemes, Clubs, Location

PBIS operates its business from its two Essex based offices located in Maldon and Kelvedon.

MaldonĀ is the main office dedicated to all British classic cars including marques such as MG, Morgan, Triumph, Jaguar, Rover etc. European, US and Japanese classics are also handled at this office. Similarly Classic Land Rover and Classic Military vehicles are a very important part of the Maldon business.

Our Private Motor and Light Commercial Vehicle departments are also located at this office. In particular, we have an excellent ‘everyday’ private motor scheme called ‘BEST DRIVER’ giving major benefits to existing classic car owners insured with us.

KelvedonĀ caters for specific car schemes such as Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Saab, BMW, Camper Vans, classic motorcycle business, collectable commercial vehicles and kit cars. Over the years we have forged strong connections with many car clubs. This enables us to offer specialist policies to existing club members, providing they can supply us with their membership details. Please take a look in the useful links section where we have listed some of the clubs’ website addresses, as we are keen to support clubs to grow.

Our dedicated Household and Commercial departments are also located in the Kelvedon office which is also home for our High Value Household, Fine Art and High Value Collectables department.

Not Just Classics

Although we specialise in the classic vehicle market, we are active in most areas of insurance. In recent years PBIS has successfully incorporated additional insurance products which apart from private motor, household and travel include business insurance (shop/office etc), private and company healthcare as well as professional indemnity and liability covers.

For further information on these products please click on the appropriate tab.

Valued Clients, Not Numbers

Every client is valuable to us, often becoming a friend. PBIS does not follow the ‘pile ’em high, sell ’em cheap’ philosophy. We know from feedback that clients come to us not only because our standards are high and our products comprehensive but because we treat people as we would want to be treated ourselves.

At PBIS we listen because we aim to gain your trust in us and for you to be confident in our ability to provide you with the appropriate insurance solution. Our goal is to forge strong personal relationships with all our clients and progressively manage all their insurance risks in one place. After all it is easier to deal with just one specialist broker than many different insurance intermediaries.

Our Staff

PBIS is proud of its enviable position in the specialist insurance market. It is testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff that keeps us competitive , which is certainly reflected in what our clients say about us. Not only do our staff have in depth knowledge and experience of our products but are also encouraged to follow an active continual development programme of training with many already obtaining the insurance industry’s recognised Certificate in Insurance (CII).

Thank You

If you are an existing client of PBIS thank you for your continued support! For those thinking of joining us we very much look forward to welcoming you!

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about PBIS.