Consolidators

Profile: PIB's CEO Brendan McManus and CFO Ryan Brown

Building a broker: CEO Brendan McManus and CFO Ryan Brown reflect on ‘start-up’ PIB’s first years, explain why it isn’t a consolidator and reveal why staff retention and integration are key to the broker’s acquisition strategy

Regional review: Romford

Specialist market: The Romford area is home to many specialist brokers and traditional local players, but is its proximity to London a help or a hindrance?

Customers losing out

The most recent wave of consolidation could lead to a revamp of commission structures, which won’t be good for brokers or their clients, says Ian Stutz

Rational acquisitions

There is a vibrant market for structured and sensible broker acquisitions in the UK, says Peter Blanc

Back to binge buying?

Returning to the market, Barbara Bradshaw sees the same mistakes being made and bemoans unequal access to finance

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