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 such as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Mark Hix, 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.

“Darwin Clayton’s experience and knowledge of the industry is excellent, they really understand the risks involved in the shopfitting industry. They issue great advice on the spot, without having to go away and research it or ask someone else. They’re really nice to deal with and always give us alternative suggestions of cover for bond guarantees.”

- Marc Allen - Managing Director Tekne Shopfitting

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