Harper Dolman & West Insurance Ltd is the latest trading name of a family run business which has been based in Ilminster for over 40 Years.
In early 1998 there were two Insurance Brokers in Ilminster, KC Harper Insurance and Dolman & West. KC Harper Insurance, a family run business set up by Ken Harper and later managed by his son Keith, whereas Dolman & West Insurance was owned and managed by Mary Hedges.
When Mary and Keith decided in 1998 to join forces and merge Harper Dolman & West Insurance was born and traded from 20 East Street in the same office where we are today.
Mary retired around 10 years later and when Keith decided to retire he allowed his office manager, Steve Redwood, to buy the business who incorporated the business as Harper Dolman & West Insurance Ltd. We are very proud that as with the previous regimes the company is still very family orientated with Steve's wife Tonia and his sister in law, Carla, both working for the company. Simon Whaites, Paul Mullins and Clive Manning who also worked for Keith are still employed by the company.