In The Beginning

Dynamic entrepreneur Ken Barker merged his passion for people with his wealth of experience & formed Barker Insurance Brokers in 1973. Together with his wife Bev Barker & colleague Liz Steele, BIB had its humble beginnings in tiny offices in the Johannesburg CBD.

Installing ‘old school’ values and getting to know each client personally has been the cornerstone of Barker Insurance Brokers & the business has grown from strength to strength. A turning point for BIB was moving the personal insurance portfolio to Hollard Insurance in 1986 where a new standard in service and claim settlement emerged.

Barker Insurance Brokers has introduced advanced administration and IT systems that have given the company a competitive advantage & has contributed to a paperless ‘˜green’™ office environment. Since its beginnings BIB has effectively extended its family circle to an efficient, motivated team and Ken in particular is delighted at the new levels of service excellence.


Welcome to Barker Insurance Brokers.

Since 1973 , we have offered a personalised short term insurance solution to “selective clients”. Our philosophy of working on an existing client referral basis only and accepting the right clients, has enabled us to achieve the levels of service and expertise of the highest standard.

We principally work by word of mouth only and do not advertise indiscriminately, unlike many of our competitors. As a result we conduct business with very like minded people, thereby reducing the risk of fraudulent claims, keeping clients premiums competitive and our service highly personal.

We are constantly striving towards innovative and imaginative administration. We have implemented an SMS facility that notifies the client of every transaction on their policy giving complete transparency that changes are not made to the cover without their knowledge.

Our dynamic team members are all dedicated and passionate about delivering a world class service to our very special clientele.

Were you referred by an existing client? Do you meet our criteria? Would you qualify? Please feel free to browse our website for more information and if you would like to experience The Personal Touch please contact us directly.