We are a trusted insurance brokerage and risk management firm. We specialise in providing insurance for private clients, family businesses and SMEs.

Stanhope Cooper is an insurance brokerage based in Hampshire, with four generations-worth of insurance and risk management expertise. Our expert team of brokers are skilled in in providing insurance cover and risk management advice to:

In 2023, we became part of the Ardonagh Group, one of the world’s leading independent brokers. The Ardonagh Group is a meeting point for best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands.

The Stanhope Cooper Insurance Broker service

In every market that we operate in, we seek to provide the highest quality service and advice to our clients. We pride ourselves on finding the right insurance plans for their needs.

Good value is finding policy cover that works should the worst happen, not just the cheapest premium. We ensure that our clients are not under-insured or over-insured, but correctly insured.

At Stanhope Cooper we can offer:

  • Your own personal insurance broker
  • A tailored insurance plan only available through our selected panel of insurers
  • Clear guidance through the claims and renewal process
  • Access to expert valuers and surveyors
  • Advice and services from market leading security providers
  • The option of personal visits from your broker
  • All of your policy documents available via our Client Portal and Stanhope Cooper app (Apple & Android)

The family insurance broker

The Cooper family has worked in insurance for the last 4 generations, dating back to pre-1900.

Herbert Cooper served during the Great War, and undertook various roles in the Lloyds of London market. Following in his footsteps was his son Gordon Cooper, who worked at Lloyd’s broker Swann & Everett.

Herbert Cooper, insurance broker for Lloyds of London

Herbert Cooper (far right) held various positions in Lloyds of London

Gordon’s son Nicholas Cooper CBE, Stanhope Cooper’s Chairman, is a leading figure in the UK insurance market, establishing both Consolidated Insurance Group and Sterling Insurance Group.

Gordon and Nicholas Cooper, insurance broker family

Gordon (in the hat) and Nicholas Cooper (middle) on a family day out.

William Cooper is Managing Director of Stanhope Cooper, following his family’s footsteps into insurance. He has been with the company since 2009, taking over its management in 2012.

This long family line brings with it a level of unparalleled insurance expertise and knowledge. As a family-focussed business, we understand the needs and concerns of our clients.


Meet the Board

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    Nicholas Cooper CBE


    Since qualifying as an accountant in the early 1970s, Nicholas Cooper has spent more than 40 years in the insurance industry, holding senior positions and establishing Consolidated Insurance Group before setting up Sterling Insurance Group Ltd in 1994. The business grew and was underwriting premiums of approximately £200m before it was sold in 2015. He has been Chairman of Stanhope Cooper since 2006.

    Nick also has an interest in the arts, and has held directorships at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and the Old Vic, where he was chairman for five years ending in January 2014.

    He was awarded a CBE in the New Year honours 2015 for service to philanthropy in higher education and the arts. In 2016 he was appointed as President of the Race Horse Owners Association.

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    William Cooper

    Managing Director

    Will followed his father and grandfather into the insurance industry after university. He has managed the company since 2012 and in 2014 became a proud father for the first time. Will and his dynamic team are passionate about protecting their clients and providing them with pragmatic advice, together with truly unparalleled levels of client-focused service.

    He takes an active role in many industry initiatives, including the High Net Worth Society advisory board alongside eleven CEOs, directors and heads of private client divisions from leading high net worth broker firms.

    Away from work and family, Will enjoys watching football, reading a good biography and socialising with friends.