When Ian Frank Micklethwaite first launched an independent insurance broker in Sheffield it was founded on the premise that it would always put its clients first.
Over 45 years later, whilst IFM has grown into one of the largest brokers in South Yorkshire, that philosophy of always putting the client first remains at the core of everything it does.
The company's aim has remained to provide the highest possible levels of quality, professionalism and service, to both new and existing clients, a reputation it has rightly earned and is fiercely proud of.
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has awarded the prestigious title ‘Chartered Insurance Broker’ to IFM Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Chartered status is awarded exclusively to brokers that satisfy a comprehensive list of criteria. This includes a thorough assessment of its policies, a dedication to continual professional development and a commitment to raise the standards of professional knowledge and ethical practice throughout the business.
As a Chartered Insurance Broker, IFM is committed to the CII’s Code of Ethics, reinforcing the highest standards of professional practice in our business dealings with customers.
IFM is a member of Brokerbility, a group of similarly ethically and professionally minded brokers. This means IFM has comprehensive access to, and high service levels from, its insurer partners, allowing IFM to give its clients the level of service and protection they need and deserve.
A Message from Mark Barlow
'At IFM we have strong, highly qualified and professional staff all keen to fulfil the company’s philosophy which is to put our customers first at all times. To seek the best and most appropriate cover and ultimately, in a highly commoditised world, provide a personal, first class insurance broking and claims service.
It is our belief that strong, trusting relationships with our clients and insurer providers alike is the foundation to understanding cover requirements, and finding the right solutions.'