Budget purchases another 12 brokers as growth continues

Budget Insurance Services has announced a further 12 broker acquisitions during the last quarter of 2003, which will see an additional five branches added to the network, and a further 24,000 policies.

Matthew Donaldson, Budget's retail director, said: "We are continuing to have very successful discussions with brokers of all sizes and locations throughout the UK.

"The range of deals we are able to offer illustrates our flexibility and consideration for each vendor."

The Budget Group, which is