Newbie news

Newbie news: Starting out

Barry Abrams, managing director of Abrams Insurance Services, tells Insurance Age how the start-up broker has fared so far

Newbie news: New opportunities

Ged Hickey, managing director at Edison Ives Insurance Solutions, describes the journey to start his own broking firm, getting FCA authorisation and the broker’s plans for the future

Newbie news: Still learning

Philip Smith, director at Mayfield Insurance Brokers, explains how he was persuaded back from retirement to set up a new broker in Hartlepool with his son Martin

Newbie news: Clarke Williams

Clarke Williams co-founder Henry Clarke reveals how he navigated the authorisation process and why independents are resurgent

Newbie news: Vizion Insurance Brokers

New model broker: Bluefin founder Chris Blackham, former Chubb HNW lead John Sims, Trevor Davies, partner at Kennedy’s law firm and ex-rugby international Jeremy Guscott have teamed up to found Vizion

Newbie news: Taking the plunge

Eddie Ferrao and Tony Gutteridge, founders of Langton London Insurance Brokers which specialises in non-standard motor, schemes and specialist cover, talk about setting up a new business

Newbie news: New kids on the block

In the first of a new series Insurance Age tackles the challenges of starting up a new broker business by interviewing the people running firms that have received FCA authorisation within the past 12 months

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