Ten years have passed since the dawn of the new millennium. The predictions of economic meltdown because of the millennium bug were false but we have seen crises that have had enormous impact on the global economy: 9/11, the crash of the dot-com bubble…
An area that sometimes falls off the radar, Louise Meeson surveys brokers and insurers in Wales and the South West to discover many have been shielded from the worst of the economic crisis.
The entire staff and management team at Choicequote have entered a redundancy consultation period just two and a half years after the broker was bought by Groupama.
The economy grew, rival political parties unexpectedly started working together and personal lines rates even hardened, although plenty of surprises and setbacks meant that 2010 was far from plain sailing, writes Andrew Tjaardstra.
The UK broking market has weathered the economic storm well with the top 100 brokers managing to increase their market share, according to Insurance Age's 2010 Top 100 Independent Brokers supplement.
MBOs provide a fantastic opportunity for management teams to get a taste of acquisition activity in a familiar market. Mike Pawson gives guidance on how to ensure the deal runs smoothly.
CBG Group has acquired Rockbridge Healthcare as part of its growth strategy in the healthcare sector.
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance (RBSI) has assured brokers that NIG will not be impacted by recent office closure plans.
Specialist engineering insurer HSB Engineering Insurance has hired Bryony Glover to the position of development executive for London and the South East region.
Edward Murray investigates the key considerations involved in establishing a new broker
Cullum Capital Ventures (CCV) has acquired the general insurance portfolio of DTE Risk & Financial Management.
According to solicitors Beachcroft, the aggregator market will either dissolve or consolidate within three years and consumers will have the choice of only a "handful of aggregators".
Howard Lickens contemplates what impact a predicted rush of purchaser-driven activity may have on the consolidation market and compares the sustainability of past and present models.
Towergate is to close three offices in Glasgow and consolidate staff in one city centre location.
Former operations manager at Woodstock Insurance Brokers, Steve Gamage, has set up a new broking service provider called Invicta Insurance Services.
Former Heath Lambert managing director, Mike Bruce, has joined Bluefin as chief development officer, responsible for underwriting and claims at the Axa-owned broker
Cullum Capital Ventures (CCV) has continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of two commercial brokers
Brokers have identified the large national players as posing the greatest threat to their business, according to new research
Hull's leading independent broker has had floods and a recession to contend with, yet it is a vibrant business that is growing strongly. Andrew Tjaardstra meets managing director and majority shareholder Rob Worrell
Stuart Reid reflects on a difficult year
Robinson Buckley maintains independence