Brokers say they are sharing experiences with each other to "protect the broking profession" as they explore new ways of working from home and reveal their favourite platforms to stay connected.
Firm poised to make further acquisitions in Ireland under new leadership.
Sarah Mallaby, director of broker markets at Allianz, reviews 2019 and Peter Blanc, group CEO at Aston Lark, looks ahead to 2020.
Purchase of commercial lines specialist Wright Insurance Brokers follows its deal for Dublin-headquartered Robertson Low in January.
Acquisition is Aston Lark’s first since securing £320m in financing from Goldman Sachs.
The private equity provider is now majority owner of the broker.
The purchase of Buckland Harvester adds £4m GWP and 15 staff to Aston Lark as the broker eyes more buys in the North West.
The business, currently funded by Bowmark Capital, is seeking additional investment to secure its longer term acquisition pipeline.
The Maidstone-based business specialises in the care sector and real estate and is the second deal this year for Aston Lark.
First set of figures for combined group.
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Brokers agree technology can help claims service but Unite Union slams the job losses.
Peter Blanc says management structure of the merged businesses is yet to be decided as he reveals more deals are in the pipeline.
Peter Blanc lists HNW, renovation and motor trade as key strengths of the newly-merged organisation.
First takeover deal of 2017 for the broker.
There is a vibrant market for structured and sensible broker acquisitions in the UK, says Peter Blanc
Now that we have all had a chance to get back into our pre-Xmas routines and break our new year’s resolutions, I thought it would be a good chance to look at our crystal balls and predict how the year might pan out for brokers.
Brokers without a digital strategy warned they will be “in trouble” at the Future of Broking Debate.
Building a national broker
Blanc set to become non-executive chairman before the end of 2015.
With the start of the 2015 British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference only hours away I decided to offer some educated guesses and more left field suggestions as to what the hot topics and discussions on the floor are likely to be.
Peter Blanc completes management buyout and will join as executive chairman with Andrew Scott staying on as an independent consultant.