Specialist Insurance Services

We are a specialist provider of insurance products aiming to give a personal service to corporate and individual clients. We are located at Bridge House, 25 Fore Street, Okehampton EX20 1DL.

We are regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and are registered under number 314301.

Knowledgable and experienced

Versatile Insurance Professionals Ltd (VIP) was formed after the management buy-out of the general insurance department of Anchorman Insurance Consultants Ltd, who were formed in 1998.

We are proud of the fact that our renewal retention is exceedingly high due to competitive premiums and high standards in service.

Speedy service

New clients of ours are delighted to find a fast and friendly insurance specialist. Difficult to place insurance enquires or complex risks do naturally take longer but we will always estimate realistic response times and expectations.

Full use is made of the latest technology where possible, or good, old-fashioned expert negotiation with the best underwriters available, when human interaction is required.

Qualified management and staff

The Managing Director is Ray Colenutt (DipCII) and he has over 30 years experience in insurance broking and leads an experienced and knowledgeable team of staff.

Previous roles have included being the managing director of a leading personal lines insurance broker in Exeter, a branch manager and area trainer of a large national insurance broker plus, of course, general insurance manager at Anchorman.

Ray holds the CII Certificate of Proficiency, CII Certificate of Insurance Practice and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Faculty of Insurance Broking, the Institute of Insurance Brokers and the Institute of Leadership and Management.

All of our consultants are required to either have at least 5 years insurance experience or study for a qualification from The Chartered Insurance Institute before they are allowed to advise clients.


In July 2001, Darryl Probert left a large national insurance broker to join Anchorman Insurance Consultants Ltd (one of the leading providers of professional indemnity insurance) to create their media insurances division.

Darryl over 20 years of insurance experience, most of which he has spent dealing exclusively with the photographic, video and wider media industry. Darryl and his team offers a professional, informed, expert and friendly service to all customers, old and new.

Innovative Web Site

In November 2005 Darryl purchased the fast growing division from Anchorman Insurance and merged it with Versatile. Just 2 years later, Aaduki was already recognised as one of the main providers of insurance to photographers and video makers. The innovative website at www.insurance4cameras.com provides instant quotations to professionals and amateurs for equipment, professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Darryl continues to be at the front line of the business to deal with customers and is keen to build Aaduki Multimedia Insurance into the leading media insurance provider by increasing the range of products offered and the number of suppliers used. He leads an expanding team of staff and has contacts throughout the media and insurance industries.

New products in the pipeline include policies for journalists, musicians and web designers.

Exclusive Products

The majority of our products are exclusively available through Aaduki Multimedia and we are able to provide you with an efficient service that is second to none. In most cases we can provide you with a quotation and clarify any queries you may have over the telephone.

As we deal with all the paperwork in house, you will not experience the delays in receiving your policy documentation that has become associated with many insurance companies today.

As Recommended by Professional Bodies

We are the approved insurance providers to members of leading trade associations offering their members preferential terms and conditions.

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