Duncan Carter will report to GRP group CEO, Mike Bruce.
The business has expanded with a location in Harrogate.
But Aviva research shows expectations vary, with 42% of regional brokers predicting a decline in their business.
The wholesale broker was bought by S&G Risk Solutions last year.
Managing director Richard Talbot-Jones tells Insurance Age about how the broker's recent deal for March Insurance Services came about and details his plans for the future.
The broker has opened a 30-day consultation as it prepares to transfer some of its business to owner A-Plan.
CEO David Ross says increased firepower will fund acquisitions in the UK as well as the consolidator's international expansion.
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Consolidator reports loss for the period of £41.3m, while total income for the group hits £433.2m in the first half of the year.
Arc Legal's Tim Mullin discusses why the industry needs to reframe legal expenses insurance and explains what role brokers have to play to help customers.
Chief revenue officer, Christen Smith, tells Insurance Age about the drone specialist's plans for growing its broker network and launching new products.
But data from Consumer Intelligence also shows that van drivers under 25 pay over 3.5 times more for their insurance compared to other demographics.
The Gateshead-based broker, specialising in third sector and small business risks, says the acquisition will help the family firm expand its national reach.
The broker says the business plans to continue to develop its expertise in areas such as property and construction as well as expanding into new markets.
Deal for Dublin-based Brassington Insurance is consolidator's sixth in the Republic of Ireland this year.
The MGA revealed that the new policy, which includes a Covid-19 cancellation feature, allows brokers to build flexible, customised travel cover for clients.
FCA figures show interim payments of £331.2m and final settlements of £636.7m have been made since the Supreme Court verdict, with the number of policyholders waiting to hear whether their claim is valid going down to 6,073.
The broker is to buy the WTW treaty reinsurance operations following the collapse of the original deal.
The High Street business, primarily known for personal lines, is targeting to become a top ten commercial broker. Head of the unit, Richard Easterbrook tells Insurance Age about the plans.
GWP in property & casualty went up to £1.5bn for the first half of 2021.
Focus on simplification, digitisation and broker relationships drives growth for the insurer.
The division showed significant improvement in performance compared to the first six months of 2020.
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The insurer also delivered a 30% increased profit after tax for the first half of 2021.