Downey discusses what it was like to take over as CEO just before lockdown, the future for Pen and why Covid-19 could lead to a “Darwinian moment” for the MGA market.
The broker connection: They have been broking rivals, and led the original consolidator boom, now the launch of Partners& sees Phil Barton and Stuart Reid combining forces for the first time. The industry stalwarts explain what brought them together and…
Founder and director of True Broking Chris Boothman explains the challenges he faced setting up during the coronavirus crisis
A fair share: Founder and CEO of Pikl Louise Birritteri tells Insurance Age how the rise of the sharing economy led her to set up the broker and how the market might look in the wake of the coronavirus crisis
Almost a year into the role as group CEO of Open GI, Simon Badley sat down with Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift to talk about how he plans to build on existing foundations to make the software house the technology 'partner of choice' for…
Millionaire maker: From setting up one of the first consolidators to becoming an investor in start-ups, Chris Blackham reflects on the highs and lows of selling-up and shares his vision for the future
Education, prevention and insurance: Eva Berg-Winters, founder and CEO at Bewica, shares her company’s approach to cyber with Insurance Age
Building a broker: M&DH Insurance Services’ managing director Richard Hames tells Insurance Age why the construction and manufacturing specialist is focused on growth and how the broker is overcoming the current challenging market.
Polaris celebrated 25 years last year and also had a MD change with Vivek Banga taking the top spot. Banga catches up with Jonathan Swift about the future of e-trade and the role brokers can play.
Reid chats to Insurance Age about his return to the market, being approached by private equity houses and why there are lots of opportunities for smaller brokers in the current market.
Forging forward: Insurance Age meets Leeds-based Schofield Insurance Brokers’ Gary Holland (MD) and Tom Butler (director) who are certain an office move to Kirkstall Forge will help their business to grow further
Shaking up insurance: C-Quence founder Jacqueline McNamee tells Insurance Age why she broke out of a career in big corporates and why technology is poised to disrupt the industry
Tim James, CEO at Ensurance UK, explains why the firm has opened its first office outside of London
Supporting the services: Sandip Barchha, director at Forces Solutions, tells Insurance Age how customer demand brought him back into insurance for the armed forces
Profile: David Ross, Ardonagh CEO, tells Insurance Age why he’s a lucky man and reveals his hopes for the group as he puts the challenges of the past five years behind him
Neil Galjaard, divisional managing director, and Nic Brown, sales and marketing director, tell Insurance Age why organisational restructures and sustainable pricing mean they welcome a hardening market.
Building relationships: Ketan Patel, managing director of Artemis Insurance Brokers, tells Insurance Age why contacts and networks are important for winning clients and growing business
The dealmaker: After taking over LV and the GI part of Legal & General, Allianz UK CEO Jon Dye explains why he believes the provider is number one in UK general insurance
Great Expectations: The self-made broker talks about his billion pound ambitions, lifts the lid on the Swinton deal and considers his Ardonagh bosses.
Boutique broking: Ross Insurance Group’s managing director Mark Ross tells Insurance Age how the firm can compete with the “mega-brokers” and explains its plans for expansion, new lines and schemes
Barry Abrams, managing director of Abrams Insurance Services, tells Insurance Age how the start-up broker has fared so far
Insurance Age talks to the man who swung the axe on the Jelf-name, Anthony Gruppo, about business efficiency, his move from the US and his focus on delivering organic growth for Marsh Commercial
Going for growth: Amicus Insurance Solution’s founding director and owner Adam Scott tells Insurance Age about how his firm is breaking into the North England market
Zurich's David Martin explains why he made the move from Allianz to Zurich and how brokers helped him take the leap