Commercial Insurance is ourThing

Examining graphs with other people on backgroundWe are proud to be a leader among insurance brokers in Atlantic Canada for commercial insurance and surety bonding solutions.

Are you putting together a business plan for a new venture? Or perhaps you are looking for a second opinion on your current insurance program?  We want to hear from you.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

We look forward to providing you with a comprehensive review of your business(es)’ unique risk exposures and corresponding coverage options.  We boast extensive commercial insurance expertise and experience which uniquely qualifies us to provide your organization with sound insurance and risk management advice that balances both protection against risk and cost effectiveness.

Stanhope Simpson is an independent and privately owned Atlantic Canadian family business similar to many of our long-standing, highly valued commercial clients.

I began dealing with one of the predecessor companies to Stanhope Simpson, then Simpson-Hurst, in the late 1960s. Since that time, Stanhope Simpson has looked after all of the RCR Group of Companies’ insurance needs in all of our varied markets.  I have always found their team to be very service-oriented, conscientious, honest, and always available to answer questions, explain coverage options and give timely advice.  And of course, they have consistently been extremely competitive in every market.  For these reasons, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the commercial team at Stanhope Simpson.” - Robert Risley, RCR Hospitality Group Ltd. (Cunard Centre, White Point Beach Resort, ONYX, CUT Steakhouse & Urban Grill, RCR Catering, Waterfront Warehouse, Bistro Le Coq, Q Smokehouse and Southern Barbecue)

The Stanhope Simpson Difference

At Stanhope Simpson, we are a truly commercially-focused general insurance brokerage.  What does this mean?  Whereas most general insurance brokerages in Atlantic Canada are predominantly personal-lines based, commercial insurance and surety bonding comprises over 85% of our firm’s portfolio.

Commercial insurance gets our motor running – it’s our thing.

What else makes us different from our competitors?

iStock_000021505451XSmall1Our supplier network.

Our supplier network encompasses the top insurers in Canada, the US and overseas. In fact, we do business with over 50 different insurance companies and markets from around the world.  We work diligently to maintain and actively grow our supplier network because it guarantees that that our clients are consistently receiving world-class insurance and surety solutions.

Our organizational culture.

At Stanhope Simpson, our organizational culture is truly client-focused; exceptional customer service is our firm’s utmost priority.  We work hard to ensure that every member of our organization lives and breathes exceptional client service.

Our independence.

We are proud to be an independent general insurance brokerage – we are not majority owned or controlled by an insurance company – which means that we can provide our clients with the most objective and professional advice possible.

Our education and training.

We work hard to maintain and actively foster an industry-leading level of insurance, surety bonding and risk management education and training.  Would you like to learn more about our esteemed commercial team?  Click here.

Commercial Insurance Solutions

We invite you to click below for a snapshot of our commercial insurance expertise.

As Atlantic Canadian as it gets.

From the ocean bottom to the dinner plate.  We protect businesses that operate along all dimensions of the food, beverage and hospitality industry supply chains – from fishing vessels, to seafood processors, to the best restaurants in Atlantic Canada – we’ve got you covered.

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  • We are proud to insure one the world’s leading seafood companies.
  • We are honored to protect some of Atlantic Canada’s best restaurants.
  • We have experience insuring hotels, casinos and various other complex businesses that operate in the hospitality industry.


Contact us today to experience the Stanhope Simpson difference.

The construction and development industry represents our firm’s strongest area of specialization.

We are proud to be the leading construction insurance brokerage in the Maritime Provinces.


  • We boast locally unrivaled experience in the construction and development insurance industry.
  • We are a leading surety bonding brokerage in the Atlantic Provinces.
  • We meaningfully give back to the industry and actively contribute to its success.
  • Construction is our passion, our specialty – it is what we do best.


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Whether you own a small or large business, whether your operations are mono-line or multi-line, we have the experience and expertise to provide you with sound insurance and risk management advice.

From the transportation industry to the retail industry, to everywhere in between and beyond, commercial insurance truly is our thing.


  • Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
  • Professional Liability and Errors & Omissions Liability Insurance
  • Transportation insurance
  • Retail insurance
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  • Everywhere in between and beyond – we have you covered.

Contact us today to experience the Stanhope Simpson difference.

Green contact buttonTo schedule a consultation with one of our commercial insurance professionals, call (902) 454-8641 or click here to send us a message.