Start-up The Yorkshire Broker targets SME

Martin Weaver-Parker and Phil Hodgson of The Yorkshire Broker
Managing director Martin Weaver-Parker and commercial director Phil Hodgson of The Yorkshire Broker

A new commercial insurance broker, The Yorkshire Broker, is set to launch officially in the SME market in February with a target of £1m gross written premium in 2024.

The new broker, which will specialise in property, business, and hospitality insurance, was founded by managing director Martin Weaver-Parker and commercial director Phil Hodgson, both former employees at Lockyers.

Its headquarters will be in Castleford and the firm currently has a headcount of two, with the prospect of adding another member of staff this year.

Weaver-Parker detailed that the main challenge of starting-up was the authorisation process conducted by the Financial Conduct

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