Practical Classics (UK)

Lancaster Insurance Services Ltd

A huge name in our industry, but one that likes to support the grass roots


Lancaster is one of the big players in classic insurance, but it is by no means faceless. Visiting the team in St. Ives reveals a friendly bunch, dedicated to serving the classic car industry, a fact borne out by Lancaster's continued sponsorshi­p of events and projects, from the very biggest, to the most local, while the continued support of projects such as ‘Charity Heroes’ and ‘Bright Sparks’ proves its commitment.

Andrew Evanson is the boss, and he is as enthusiast­ic as his team: ‘We live and breathe classics and our commitment is real. That is why we sponsor the UK’S largest classic car event, the Classic Motor Show at the NEC.’

Lancaster has come a long way from the day that MG Insurance Services Ltd was formed as the insurance division for the MG Owners Club in 1984. As the popularity and demand for classic car insurance grew, it was decided in 1989 to arrange insurance for a wider variety of classic cars.

This resulted in the MG insurance division becoming Lancaster Insurance Services Ltd.

By 1996, a comprehens­ive list of general insurance services were also available and, as the business expanded, so did the office base… the purpose built offices in St. Ives, Cambridges­hire are where the company still lives and thrives.

In 2013, Lancaster Insurance Services

Ltd was acquired by Markerstud­y, but it still has focus and clarity when it comes to classic cars. Lancaster Insurance Services can provide Classic Vehicle Insurance cover for almost any ‘iconic’ Classic Vehicle over 15 years of age and can insure everything from an Aston Martin DB5 through to an ex-military tank, standard or modified.

Lancaster leads the way with its digital services, but it is also committed to the traditiona­l business. Lancaster Insurance Services Ltd has a speedy callback service to compliment the traditiona­l phone lines if you apply online. A recent addition to the team is well known classic car Youtuber, Steph Hoy, who is looking after the clubs, with whom Lancaster have an enviable relationsh­ip.

 ?? ?? The Lancaster team at the firm's base in St Ives, Cambs.
The Lancaster team at the firm's base in St Ives, Cambs.
 ?? ?? Head honcho Andrew Evanson and his MX-5.
Head honcho Andrew Evanson and his MX-5.

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