Partnership with Charles & Dean and First Point Insurance

Bell Sport & Classic partners with Charles & Dean and First Point Insurance on new tailored customer experiences

With First Point as Bell Sport & Classic’s preferred insurance provider and Charles & Dean as its finance provider, the three brands are ideally positioned to offer mutually beneficial products and services to their respective customers.

Over the course of this coming year, the partners have planned a calendar of carefully tailored, enthusiast focused experiences, centring around a shared passion for cars and motorsport. The line-up of activities is set to include thrilling track events, along with preferential access to some of the UK’s premier automotive occasions. Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.

To mark the announcement, Bell Sport & Classic has also revealed a stunning new livery for its Ferrari 488 Challenge race car, bearing the names of their new partners. The 488 will be running throughout the 2022 season supporting track days and special events for customers.

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Tim Kearns, managing director of Bell Sport & Classic, commenting on the announcement, said: “We are thrilled to partner with two businesses of the calibre of First Point Insurance and Charles & Dean, powerful brands whose profiles, values and offerings perfectly dovetail with our own.

“As a trio, we are resolutely focused on delivering truly exemplary experiences to our customers, whether in the form of highly complementary service offerings, or the thrilling line-up of events which will be held over the coming months. Our overriding aim will be to have fun, though, creating new friendships and building on existing ones – something we take great pride in at Bell Sport & Classic.”

Andrew Palmer, Owner of First Point, added: “Working at the top end of automotive insurance, we look to support individuals with insurance services tailored across their entire portfolio – whether it be in a personal or business capacity. Partnering with Bell Sport & Classic and Charles & Dean perfectly aligns with our objectives and plans for growth at the upper end of the classic and performance car world.”

Simon Grace, Director, Charles & Dean, continued: “At Charles & Dean we’ve become renowned for providing highly personalised finance solutions to individuals and businesses. With this partnership, we can build on our continued success in the specialist automotive and motorsport finance space. The calendar of exciting events will give us the opportunity to forge new relationships with customers with two other brands who appreciate the personal approach.”

Kearns concluded: “We are all immensely excited to watch these partnerships develop and bear fruit in the future, and cannot wait to reveal more about the sensational line up of events we have in store. Stay tuned for further announcements in the coming weeks and months.”


About First Point Insurance

First Point Insurance is a leading broker in the UK ‘High Net Worth’ sector. Employing 60 staff in Northamptonshire, the business was set up in 1998 by two passionate car enthusiasts whose vision was to establish a specialised brokerage delivering exceptional service standards to its customers and to provide a rewarding workplace for its staff. Today, the company insures over £1billion worth of high-end performance and luxury supercars, including modern classics.


About Charles & Dean

Charles & Dean offers finance solutions with a difference. It focuses on the customer and arranges bespoke and competitive finance packages suited to the customer’s unique circumstances.  Providing a range of independent finance options to help businesses and individuals thrive, from Asset and Vehicle finance through to Cash Flow finance.

Charles & Dean works collaboratively across all sectors, whatever the customer’s needs – a specialist piece of equipment, a high value vintage car, new premises, increased innovation and growth reducing risk – it works to know individuals, tailoring solutions to enable their plans prosper.  Through a network of trusted partnerships, in depth financial and market knowledge, it identifies the best financial products and solutions that are right for a customer and their commercial needs.

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