AN Evesham insurance firm will celebrate its 25th birthday.

A Plan Insurance will mark the occasion on Wednesday October 11.

The Vale branch opened on Vine Street in 1992 and has been a continuous presence along with many other A-Plan branches around the country.

Branch manager, Mark Boyes said: “Strong local demand proves that our High Street presence that was originally established in Oxford in 1963 remains as valued today by our clients as it was then – we’re the antidote to call centres and the internet.

"If people have any insurance requirements, related questions or need to make a claim then they can speak directly to us, here in Evesham and we’ll be happy to help.”

The prospect of being kept ‘on hold’ or going ‘online’ was unheard of in 1963 and although A-Plan has adapted over the decades to clients’ needs the ethos of speaking to people remains and is as appreciated today as it has always been.

Dennis Grove and Son of Evesham have been insured with the branch since the first month of trading.