After taking home this year’s Achievement Award at Broker Expo 2021, Sara Fardon, managing director Willis Networks, talks to Insurance Age about her career in insurance and the value of broker networks.
Acrisure carried out a review of the broking sector, highlighting firms’ top priorities, challenges, and M&A appetite.
MD Lea Cheesbrough said the franchise, which also has its own network, wanted to focus on independence.
The move takes the Bravo Networks broker's GWP up to £7m.
The company has partnered with Fenchurch Law to support its global broker network with claims and coverage disputes.
Newly appointed CEO, Liz Latter, tells Insurance Age about the company's new personal lines offering and how MGAs and brokers can work together to support customers.
It is the broker's second deal since it was bought by GRP in 2018.
The move follows Markel joining the panel of the Global Risk Partners network last month.
Bristol-based broker joins the network, which was bought by Clear Group last year, this month.
Edgeley discusses taking the CEO spot at Clear Insurance following Lickens’ decision to step aside and focus on M&A.
Hopwood discusses GRP's takeover of Marsh Networks and what will be different for members after Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership became one single proposition.
The GRP-owned network says members will have full access to Markel UK’s product range including professional indemnity, care, charity and community groups, and cyber.
The partnership, which follows GRP's acquisition and rebrand of Marsh Networks earlier this month, will see broker members gain access to a new claims and risk management offering.
Managing director Jaime Swindle talks to Insurance Age about the network's newly created brand, details its new proposition, and explains why networks are an upward trend.
The Ardonagh-owned business, which includes Broker Network and Compass, says the new structure will help grow, protect and support members as they adapt to industry pressures.
The networks business has been rebranded to Hedron and will continue to be led by David Hopwood who has joined the GRP executive team.
Following Les Brewin’s comeback into the industry, Insurance Age looks into what his ambitions are for Cobra, how the network has been "reinvented" since being taken over by PIB, and what CEO Andy Tedstone has in mind for the company's future.
Insurance Age teams up with Applied Systems to bring you a new series looking at the top news stories in the insurance broking world.
Purple-founder Brewin has been lured out of retirement to join the PIB-owned network.
MD Howard Pepper says that several factors enabled the company to achieve growth despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.
Following on from GRP's surprise purchase of Marsh Networks, Martin Friel investigates how consolidation is changing the networks landscape.
IMAS director John Nisbet discusses how consolidators can continue to grow and warns that private equity backers could move on from the sector as a result of a “diminishing opportunity” in the broking market.
Bruce discusses growth plans for the networks business, what members will see differently following the acquisition and how GRP plans to add some “extra oomph” to the proposition.
The takeover, which includes Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership, will see David Hopwood continue to lead the combined networks business as part of the GRP executive team, as group CEO Mike Bruce promises there will be no redundancies.