The Kingsbridge Experts: Customer Service Edition

We’ve sat down with the leaders of each department at Kingsbridge, to give us an insight into their daily role.…

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We’ve sat down with the leaders of each department at
Kingsbridge, to give us an insight into their daily role. Here we speak to our
Customer Service Team Leader, Katie Hughes, whose goal is to make your
experience with Kingsbridge quick and easy, as well as making sure you have
everything you need from us.

Let’s start with what your
role is at Kingsbridge

the Customer Service Team Leader, which means I oversee all things customer
service (the clue is in the name)! I make sure that emails are being responded
to and customer queries are being answered by the team. Most of my time is
spent reporting on and monitoring the quality of the customer journey that we
provide, making sure that it is as near to perfection as possible. I also help
to resolve any complaints that we get (although they are usually rare) and
provide training and one-to-one sessions with my team members to ensure they
are supported and well equipped to deal with whatever the day may throw at

What would you say is the
best part of your job?

amazing team. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful team who are so hardworking
and willing to help whenever they can. They strive to deliver excellent
customer service, always asking for feedback on how they can improve the
service they provide to our customers. If one team member is having a tough
day, I can always rely on the other team members to boost morale. They help our
customers as quickly and efficiently as possible whilst juggling many other
tasks and queries at the same time. They blow me away every day with how
resilient they are and I think they’re pretty fab!

Why is customer service
important at Kingsbridge?

with any company, customer service should be one of the most important aspects
of business. At Kingsbridge, the customers have always been at the heart of the
business, so it is imperative that we continue to build on our already brilliant service reputation (a Feefo 4.8 out
of 5-star service rating to be exact!) to make certain that people think of
Kingsbridge first when looking for their business insurance. Whilst gaining new
customers is important, looking after the ones we have already is paramount and
my aim is to ensure our reputation precedes us for all the right reasons.

What sort of queries do you
usually deal with?

a bit of everything; from re-sending documents, changing personal details through
to IR35 queries and midterm adjustments. We are the first port of call for any
customer queries and we always strive to do our best to help and resolve all
queries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

What is your most frequently
asked question?

One of the big
questions that customers ask us is why the policy is an annual contract of
insurance. Professional Indemnity works
on a ‘claims made’ basis meaning that if a claim was made against your company
today, even if it was due to negligence from 2 years ago, you would need to
have a live Professional Indemnity policy today – the point at which the claim
was made. It’s for that reason that our automatic renewal system is in place,
making sure that there aren’t any breaks in cover when you may need it most. If
you have closed your company or your company is dormant and you are worried
about being covered for any future claims, we have run-off covers that may be
of interest to you.

What is the best way for
contractors to get in touch with the customer service team?

can call us on 01242 808740, email us on or send us a message through
our live chat facility on our website

way they choose to contact us, their query will be dealt with by one of the
wonderfully erudite Customer Service Team members. We look forward to speaking
with you soon!

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