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our history

History

Corrie Bauckham Batts Limited is an accredited Lloyd's Insurance Broker, we have traded continuously since incorporation on 21st July, 1919 and formerly conducted our business under the name of W. A. Stickland & Co. Limited.

The Founding Principals of Corrie Bauckham Batts Limited (CBB), Messrs. John Corrie, Doug Bauckham and Colin Batts having worked together as a team at Lionel Sage & Co. Limited since 1965, decided in 1979 to move away to form CBB in February 1980.

On 1st January, 1983 Corrie Bauckham Batts Limited acquired 100% of the share capital and merged its business into W. A. Stickland & Co. Limited, the name was subsequently changed to Corrie Bauckham Batts Stickland Limited.

The original charter of W. A. Stickland & Co. Limited has been retained, thus preserving over 90 years of continuous trading as a respected and privately owned Lloyd's Insurance Broker.

Subsequently, in 1992, the name Stickland was dropped from the company title.

Colin Batts retired from the company in May 1994, our respected colleague John Corrie passed away in December 2002.

Offices

Corrie Bauckham Batts moved to New Loom House in 1992 and are now the largest of the building's tenants occupying offices on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors.

New Loom House was originally built in 1892 by Browne and Eagle as a wool warehouse. Since then it has been used to store paper and for a time by a distributor of wine. The building was converted into office suites in 1991.

Back Church Lane, where the building is located, itself has a varied history:- Formerly known as Church Lane, it has been a thoroughfare since the middle of the fourteenth century.

Claret & Blue

Visitors to our offices will notice the colours claret and blue prevalent in the office colour scheme, the team colours of a local football (soccer) team, West Ham United, supported by a number of our staff.

West Ham United were formed in 1895 as Thames Iron Works FC changing their name in 1900.

Many of our U.S. clients are now supporters.