About us

Our history

Stride is one of the most successful regional insurance brokers in the UK. It was launched as a financial services firm in 1973 by Mel Stride in Chichester, with a focus on life insurance, pensions and property owners insurance.

The company has grown steadily over the years, expanding both our property and commercial lines to become recognised as property underwriting experts, trusted throughout the industry.

Mel Stride retired from the business in January 2020, when Stride Holdings Limited was acquired by Lloyd & Whyte Group.

Lloyd & Whyte Group are proud to be part of the Benefact Group – a charity owned, international family of financial services companies that give all available profits to charity and good causes.

We’re built on the idea that better business, can better lives.

Each business in our group is a specialist in its field. We’re united by a shared ambition to have a lasting positive impact on the communities we support, which has made us the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK1.

Find out more on the Benefact Group website.  

Property insurance expertise

Whether you’re a property portfolio landlord, manager or developer, a specialist property insurance policy will help to safeguard you and your assets.

We arrange cover for all types of let property, including commercial properties, residential property portfolios and blocks of flats, and Stride provide a whole host of supporting products such as rent guarantee insurance, landlord’s home emergency cover and engineering and inspection cover for lifts.

Landlords work with Stride to take advantage of our expertise in property owners insurance and our in-depth understanding of their needs. We are proud of our longevity as a specialist property insurance broker providing advice and secure cover for over 40 years.

We don’t offer one-size-fits-all cover, because every portfolio is unique. Instead, we take the time to understand your needs before tailoring a policy to suit your portfolio and your requirements. 

Stride is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is a Lloyd’s coverholder with exclusive access to our specialist property owners MGA, Portus Underwriting. We also have binding authorities with many of the UK’s leading insurers, including Allianz, Hiscox, Zurich and Aviva.

Stride is able to give unbiased advice and make a recommendation from a wide panel of insurers, so contact us now for an impartial review of your property insurance arrangements.

Bespoke business insurance

Stride helps to find the perfect insurance policy for businesses of all sizes, across an extensive range of sectors, including retail, leisure & hospitality, construction, professional services and the motor trade.

We offer bespoke business insurance. You can tailor your policy and purchase specialist products, such as cyber protection, tax investigation insurance, engineering insurance, directors and officers cover and personal indemnity.

Support for letting agents

As well as our insurance lines, Stride partners with letting agents across the UK to give them unique access to a range of tailored, landlord and tenant schemes they can offer their customers. 

Our values

Here at Stride, we’re committed to providing all of our clients with high-quality, bespoke insurance, tailored exactly to their needs and at a highly competitive price.

We’re able to provide our clients with round-the-clock, in-house support. Our dedicated team of experts are a core part of the Stride service and testament to our personal, yet professional approach to broking. We use our 45+ years of experience and industry knowledge to provide you with quality support and innovative solutions for your insurance needs.

Our ethics and core values are the same as back when we first began. Our company was built on the principles of expert industry knowledge, investment in our team and an unwavering commitment to service.

We recognise that the success of our company is dependent on looking after the best interests of our customers and treating them fairly at all times. With insurance from Stride, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

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