Farming insurance company Cornish Mutual is celebrating its 120th anniversary
Wednesday 18th October, 2023
Farming insurance company Cornish Mutual is celebrating its 120th anniversary.
Founded by Cornish tenant farmers in 1903, the company provides services to farming and rural properties and businesses across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
Cornish Mutual, which has offices in Newham Road, is owned and run for the benefit of its members. The company prides itself on putting the South West’s farmers and the rural communities at the heart of its services.
Managing director Peter Beaumont said: “Cornish Mutual was founded by farmers and farming is still very much our heartland.
“We have direct relationships with our members and really care about their success. We want to make things better, not just send out cheques when something goes wrong.”
Through its annual risk survey of farmers, Cornish Mutual has identified additional tools to help farm businesses build profitability and resilience, increase natural resources and protect their people.
Aiming to address areas causing most concern, Cornish Mutual is building partnerships with specialists in farm safety, rural crime and soil health as well as developing its Future Farming Programme of industry insights and case studies to inform and inspire.
Most recently, its new fortnightly Farming Focus podcast, featuring industry experts and farming professionals, is bringing its listeners the latest on what really matters to farmers.
Peter said: “Our wider services help members manage risk and find a way through an increasingly challenging climate
“We are strengthening our commitment to agriculture so we can continue to serve the industry we care so passionately about for at least another 120 years.”