John Burnett Insurance Brokers has been in its current offices in Saxonwold for more than 30 years. Initially, the business occupied a converted garage at the Burnett family home. As the business grew and the children moved out, the entire property became offices and later the neighbouring property was also acquired and converted into offices.
We share the property with New Beginnings Nursery School and Rooftop studios – both businesses owned and run by family members. We are proud of our strong family connection to the property. Jameson, Patricia and Andries have over 60 years combined service at the John Burnett Group, helping us maintain the buildings, service and friendly environment at 44 Restanwold Drive.
We encourage our clients to pop in at anytime, even if it is just for a chat over a cup of coffee.
I have been working with the group since 1998. I was originally employed to assist with the housekeeping of the offices and have been performing this role for the last 8 years. I have a husband and two children – the youngest is in grade 8 while the eldest has completed school. I enjoy going for walks as it is less strenuous on my knees. I have many friends at the office and consider them all as my extended family.
Val De Lacy
I was in retirement when I was offered the position of receptionist/switchboard operator at John Burnett Insurance Brokers, and I have worked here for about 8 years. Beyond a doubt, the people with whom I work are friendly, caring and supportive, and even inspirational. John Burnett is a company that focuses on quality of service to our clients, and the staff are a very dedicated group. My passion is gardening, and because I work half days, I am able to spend most mornings in my garden. My other hobbies are mosaicing, reading, watching cricket and I love to try my hand at being creative. I have a daughter and a grandson with whom I am especially close and I enjoy being with friends.
My journey with John Burnett Insurance Brokers started in January 2000, after the birth of my second child. I was lucky enough to secure a half day position in the accounts department and was very eager to get out the house and start working again. I immediately felt at home and settled down very quickly due to the happy and very professional environment. Little did I know, that by March – I’d be pregnant again, with TWINS!
Due to the great structure at work, I was able to work through my pregnancy and return soon after having the babies. Fourteen years later I am still here. I have the best of many worlds – having a job that I love, playing golf weekly and afternoons with my children.
I am very proud to be associated with the John Burnett Insurance broker family.
I joined John Burnett Insurance Brokers in 2012 and I have always been at reception. I love people and really enjoy working for the group. 14 years ago I started my own business where I manufacture glass for craft. I have plenty of hobbies including stained glass windows, lamps, mosaics, ceramics and pewter work. I love my garden and all my animals and most of all my family.