Broking success

Broking success: Miles better

Miles Smith’s Paul Chainey and Paul Samways explain how the broker has grown by focusing on high-risk sectors and building specialisms

Broking success: Data driven

Matt Munro, chief executive officer of Igo4, talks telematics, aggregator sites and the importance of brokers utilising data to add value for insurers

Broking success: Kings of the road

The Plan team are cycling mad (a signed Bradley Wiggins jersey hangs on the wall). MD Ryan Georgiades tells Insurance Age about the vehicle-focused broker’s move into pedal bikes

Broking success: Gem of a broker

Managing director of TH March Neil McFarlane explains how the specialist jewellery broker is looking to grow and keep the personal touch with clients

Broking success: National ambition

Managing director Russell Lane set up Bristol-based professional indemnity broker Brunel Professional Risks 10 years ago. He explains the firm’s nationwide reach and his plans to open more offices.

Broking success: Fresh ideas

Fresh Insurance chief executive Lisa Powis explains how the broker expanded its female-focus to become a tech-savvy multi-brand business

Broking success: Professional reputation

Chairman Robin Lucas explains how Lucas Fettes & Partners is growing due to referrals and its reputation, but warns that developments such as the advent of driverless cars could see the demise of unprepared smaller brokers

Broking success: Customer centric

After a management buyout and a radical restructure, group managing director Chris Patterson explains why the outlook is bright for Bollington Insurance Brokers

Broking success: Network growth

Managing director Roger Gaunt set up Leeds-based broker Gauntlet 20 years ago. He explains how he developed and diversified the business and shares his thoughts on succession planning

Broking success: Ancient and modern

Autoline managing director Michael Blaney tells Siân Barton why he’s proud of the Northern Irish broker’s traditional face-to-face approach and its commitment to new technology such as telematics

Broking success: Independent thinking

As a proud Scot, independent broker and descendant of a Caledonian freedom fighter, Edward Bruce, managing director of Edinburgh-based Bruce Stevenson, tells Siân Barton why he thinks the union is a good thing and explains his business expansion plans

Broking success: Surviving and thriving

After going from struggling to run the business to two award triumphs, Cowens Survival Capability’s Stuart Williams and Grant Scott tell Emmanuel Kenning how a focus on training and professionalism has proved a winning combination

Broking success: Taking on the big boys

Portmore Insurance Broker’s director Graham Jacobs tells Caitlin Morrison how the company is able to compete with the nationals and why they like complex business

Broking success: Family affair

Morton Michel directors Jerry, Samantha and Nick Beere tell Caitlin Morrison how a favour for a playgroup in 1964 led to the formation of a successful family business and a relationship with an insurer that has lasted for half a century

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