2018 results reveal a rise in turnover but a fall in profit at the AR network.
Sharp, the last of the AR network's founders remaining in an executive position, will be succeeded by Dawn Derbyshire.
Managing director Roger Gaunt expects the business to double within two years.
Move follows the launch of Gauntlet Enterprise's southern hub last year.
Broker appoints former Zurich man Roy Standish.
A former Wrightsure associate director has joined the Gauntlet team to head up an Essex office focusing on bus and coach insurance.
New offering to be headed by David Barrie.
Network hires Carl Jones as head of personal lines.
Regulator issues alert to principals after finding that some fail to undertake sufficient due diligence on ARs.
Under the proposals almost all regulated firms, including brokers, will have to comply with the senior management and certification regime.
Data from the regulator shows 5% increase in revenue since 2015 with commission the main source of income.
Review which found "significant shortcomings" cost the regulator £417,669.
Insurance Age tests the network, AR and franchisor markets to find out what issues these growing sectors are expecting to face in the next 12 months
It is believed that the insurer has stopped its appointed representatives (ARs) from selling general insurance products.
Alistair Body switches appointed representative networks.
Brokers react to FCA’s findings that oversight of appointed representatives is not up to scratch
Regulator informs firms of its expectations after its thematic review into supervision of appointed representatives revealed "significant shortcomings".
Experts say that brokers taking on appointed representatives need to be aware of the "huge responsibility".
Biba boss highlights that with an appointed rep a firm “is lending its regulatory permission to someone else and with that lending its name”.
Regulator finds “significant shortcomings” and orders two companies to stop sales activity.
New AR compiles UK top 20 flood risk postcode districts.
Network also adds Ray Heap as broker development manager.
Broker is inviting entrepreneurs to partner with the firm as appointed representatives.
New offering set to start trading in January 2016.