BHIB Councils Insurance partner with Scribe Accounts – a web-based accounts software for local councils

With local councils providing an ever-growing range of services, it is extremely important to have sector experts that can be relied upon when you are delivering essential services and representing your communities.

That’s why BHIB Councils Insurance, a specialist insurance firm for parish and town councils, has joined forces with Scribe Accounts, a web-based accounts software built for local councils.

Scribe Accounts, based in North Walsham, Norfolk, have been working with local councils for over 30 years.

Scribe’s Managing Director Tim O’Shea said: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with BHIB Insurers, a company that like us is happy to go the extra mile to support their clients and offers a bespoke, unique and experienced service to Town and Parish Councils.

“BHIB Insurance already work with a number of our customers, therefore it is a fantastic opportunity for us both to build new relationships whilst nurturing existing ones.” 

Director for BHIB Councils Insurance, Michelle South, said: “We are delighted to partner with Scribe Accounts – a company with core values that are very much aligned to our own.

“The local council sector is becoming more pressured with further funding cuts, despite an increased demand from the community. Therefore, it is important that councils feel as supported as possible with affordable, comprehensive insurance options and access to a team of dedicated specialists.

“Our partnership with Scribe Accounts will ensure that our customers have access to an easy to use accounts package that understands them and their needs.”

About BHIB Councils Insurance

BHIB Councils Insurance is a specialist insurance broker for town and parish councils, brought to you by BHIB Insurance Brokers. They are the official insurance partner to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC), providing training, information and guidance on emerging insurance related issues that affect councils and their communities.

BHIB Councils Insurance offer a comprehensive local councils package along with lots of complimentary products and services including:

  • Free Parish Online subscription if you sign up to a new three year deal
  • Access to toolkits, guides and checklists to assist with risk management
  • Exclusive risk management training and site visits carried out by their Risk Manager
  • Access to support with your council’s cybersecurity and becoming ‘Cyber Essentials-certified’
  • A dedicated service team and an in-house claims team

About Scribe Accounts

Scribe Accounts offer purpose-built, easy to use accounts software for Town and Parish Councils. With over 30 years’ experience of supporting and working with local councils, Scribe’s dedicated team includes a qualified accountant and comes with unlimited support for all users. Clerks and RFOs save hours each month and have instant access to transparent, comprehensive reports on their most up-to-date financial position.

“The Internal Auditor will love you, your Councillors will love you, the VAT man will have no issues, you’ll be able to sleep at night!”  Francesca Pridding – Town Clerk, Tywyn Town Council.

With almost 500 councils across England and Wales using Scribe daily. Benefits include:

  • Access to over 30 council specific reports 
  • Annual Returns completed at a click of a button
  • Detailed bank reconciliation   
  • Remote Read Only Access for Councillors/ Auditors 
  • Cloud-based works on All Devices/Automatic Data back-up  
  • HMRC Integration for Making Tax Digital

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BHIB Councils Insurance provides specialist insurance solutions for Local and Parish Councils. As part of BHIB Insurance Brokers, we have been delivering professional insurance and risk management guidance to our customers for over 50 years.

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