Tekne - Darwin Clayton
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After a long-standing relationship with Darwin Clayton, Tekne changed brokers for a seemingly more competitive offer but later returned in the quest for better industry knowledge and competitive pricing.

About Tekne

Established for over 40 years, Tekne are specialist fit-out contractors, working primarily for the leisure industry as well as supporting high-end residential clients. Having worked with big-name clients, Tekne are formidable opponents in the industry, offering an end-to-end fit-out service under one roof.

Relationship with Darwin Clayton

Tekne first found out about Darwin Clayton through NAS (National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors) and struck up a working relationship with them. For around 30 years they sustained contracts with Darwin Clayton, up until 2013 when Darwin Clayton lost out to a local broker when the contract went out for competitive tender.

Lacking industry knowledge

After signing up for a three-year contract with the new broker, Tekne found that the industry knowledge they had did not compare to the expertise of Darwin Clayton. This meant that they didn’t often get an answer straight away and were always having to wait for a response. Once the contract finished, they decided to switch back to Darwin Clayton and were delighted to continue to deal with the same faces they had got to know over the years.

Going full steam ahead

Tekne returned to Darwin Clayton due to competitive pricing, industry knowledge and the fact they’re looked after so well. Darwin Clayton now writes all Tekne’s insurance requirements including sizeable liabilities, property and fleet policies.

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Marc Allen | Managing Director
Tekne Shopfitting