About B Portwood & Co Ltd
For over 50 years, travel insurance has been offered by B Portwood & Co Ltd.
In 1963 (over 50 years ago), Mr Bernard Portwood founded the company, which operated in High West Street, Gateshead. (A street that was demolished to make way for an inner-city trunk road)
Since that time, the firm has endeavoured to always act on behalf of their customers, provide them with the most suitable products to meet their needs and help them should they need to make a claim.
Over the years, insurance has changed with many new types of products being developed to meet the changing demands and technical innovations. As Insurance brokers, the firm has moved with the times and has been trading on the internet for over 15 years.
We are members of the British Insurance Brokers Association and previous members of the Institute of Insurance Brokers (the two organizations have now merged).
Over the 50 years in business we have been regulalated under the Insurance Brokers Regulation Council (IBRC), the General Insurance Standards Council (GISC) and, until April 2013, the Financial Services Authority.
We now have two offices:
44 Medomsley Road, Consett, CO Durham. DH8 5HA (registered office). Tel
01207 509446 – main office for travel insurance
145 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham. DL14 7EN Tel (01388 607105)
Immediate Online Quotes and Purchase Online
||For those requiring an immediate purchase of travel
insurance. Includes a wide range of policies, can cover
long stays and the elderly e.g. over 70, over 75 or over
80. Most existing medical conditions can be covered.
||An alternative travel insurance
scheme suitable for the over 65 - including single and
annual travel insurance for up to age 85 with up to 90
days/ trip. Existing medical conditions can be covered.
through our own aggregator system - various schemes are
available, but we have access to several others that we
can only offer if you contact us.
As brokers B Portwood & Co Ltd have access to many different
schemes, not only the ones above and can meet bespoke
requirements of virtually any traveller - if you call us.
We previously offered a travel insurance policy (Redwood Travel
Insurance) underwritten by Mapfre. The scheme was withdrawn as
we were unable to offer competitive travel insurance premiums
for the over 65 when Mapfre withdrew from that market. Since
then we have sourced other suitable suppliers - a quick quote
for approximate rates is available
on our own website, however additional products are
available that we have to process ourselves rather than the