Passing the £1,000,000 milestone

Golden coins and bridge_financial goal

It is a cliché, but there is a saying that the first million is the hardest. With this in mind, Jonathan Swift canvassed opinions from broker founders to find out their experiences of passing this number in gross written premium or – in some cases – income, and any advice they can pass onto others who are aspiring to make their mark in the sector.

Paul Muir Founder and broker: Paul Muir, 1 Answer Insurance Services

Is it true that the first £1m of gross written premium is the hardest?

Very true. You start with eager enthusiasm coupled with self-doubt and trepidation.

What were the one or two biggest factors that helped you get to £1m?

In 2000, when I started, the two biggest factors were:
1) Never giving up even though you have to dig very deep.
2) The Yellow Pages coming out and I was on page two of

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