Award winning insurance broker takes leading Australian web association from strength to strength Published: 12-11-2013
The National Insurance Broker Association’s 2013 Broker of the Year Parmia Insurance is proving its worth as Australia’s leading broker for membership groups with its recent work for the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA).
While only signing a partnership with AWIA 12 months ago, Parmia has already helped to insure many of the association’s members with its tailored policy that uniquely accounts for all risks specific to web designers and developers.
Founder and Director of Parmia, which was established in Queensland in 2002, Danny Gumm states that the partnership between the two organisations was a result of Parmia’s comprehensive understanding of the industry.
“Upon analysis of the sector, we found that many web professionals were either not strongly protected against the unique exposures that their industry faced, or they were paying for cover that they didn’t need,” Mr Gumm explained. “We pride ourselves on working in their best interests, which we feel makes for a better partnership.”
Parmia worked extensively with world-leading insurer Lloyd’s of London to secure a policy for AWIA members that provided protection against some of the biggest risks facing the sector including infringement of intellectual property rights, breach of contract, invasion of privacy and misuse of information.
“Due to our incredibly strong connections with world leading insurers, we’ve been able to develop a tailored insurance policy for AWIA members that provides complete cover at an extremely affordable price,” said Mr Gumm. “I think that, in combination with the fact that we provide each member with personal, round the clock service, is what set us apart from our competitors.”
Chairman of AWIA Bret Treasure agrees, stating Parmia offers its members a level of security and protection that is unrivalled in the market place.
“Finding an insurance policy that suits the work that we do has always been difficult,” he said. “Parmia has provided a real solution to this that helps us to ensure that all of our members can operate efficiently and effectively, without having to constantly worry or wonder if they’re sufficiently protected for the services they’re providing.”
Currently working together with over 15 associations and membership based groups across Australia within a number of different industries from beauty and health to market research and graphic design, Parmia prides itself on delivering personal service.
“Every industry we assist has its own unique risks that have to be addressed so we treat it as a priority to always meet personally with our clients on a pre-agreed basis to resolve any issues they face and to minimise the exposures of their industry,” said Mr Gumm.
The company also goes above just providing insurance and risk management services for its clients, making it a point to support its associations’ key events such as AWIA’s recent Australian Web Awards.
Held in Sydney on October 25, Parmia was a principal sponsor of the awards which recognised and rewarded excellence within all areas of the web industry from website development to search engine marketing and social media.
“We like to really get to know our clients and to work with them in all facets of their business so that we know them inside and out,” explained Mr Gumm. “It’s the only way to really understand the risks they face and the level of cover they need.”
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