Broking success: Mark Barlow, IFM Insurance

Mark Barlow, IFM Insurance

What are the origins of the company?

The business was formed over 40 years ago by Ian Frank Micklethwaite, hence IFM. Ian was originally a sole trader and over the fullness of time the business grew, new directors and shareholders came on board and it became a limited company in around 1992.

Does the business specialise?

We don’t have any specialisms. When we set up it would have been general broking and some personal lines business. We still have a personal lines team – if you’re going

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