Networks or not-works? The UK could take a lead from Australia when it comes to developing networks, writes James Sharp
With Marsh merging its three networks under one banner and consolidation continuing to reduce the pool of potential broker members, Martin Friel investigates what the future holds for networks.
Vincent Gardner, Alan Sumner, and Peter Foster will also join Ethos Broking’s executive team.
Executive chairman Ashwin Mistry says firm's income and GWP have been impacted by broker members selling up.
Exclusive: The business transformed from a broker to a network and franchise model last year.
David Hopwood promises the business "won't ignore" members' reasons for joining a particular network.
Laurence Eastham and Ida Axling discuss the most popular news stories this week, including changes at Marsh Commercial and Hiscox moving 300 staff out of London.
Ida Axling predicts further changes on the networks scene after Marsh Commercial combines its three propositions.
Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership to become single networks proposition led by David Hopwood as Marsh Commercial seeks to align more closely with Marsh.
Lincoln will move into an advisory role for Compass-owner Bravo Group from 1 January 2020 as Scott Bennett takes on role overlooking both Compass and Broker Network.
The former director of broker e-trade has joined the parent company of Broker Network, Compass and Ethos Broking.
Buckinghamshire-based broker will join at the beginning of November.
Sharp, the last of the AR network's founders remaining in an executive position, will be succeeded by Dawn Derbyshire.
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Managing director Roger Gaunt expects the business to double within two years.
Move follows the launch of Gauntlet Enterprise's southern hub last year.
The newly-appointed consultant was at Aviva for 40 years and held various roles including head of trading for London and the South East while he was at the firm.
The network boss Andy Tedstone reveals his plans for the newly-acquired business which he insisted will retain independence from PIB.
Find out who is in the running to win a trophy at The Brewery on 13 September.
Network saw operating profit rise by 71%.
Bravo Group to agree loan worth £80m earmarked for acquisitions from major bank, as the business reports growing revenues for 2018.
PIB CEO Brendan McManus unveils his plans for Cobra, while Cobra boss Steve Burrows discusses the sale process, competition and feedback from network members.
Once upon a time you could not keep Cobra out of the news. Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift reflects on how the business regrouped almost by stealth to become the latest important part of the PIB growth story.
Broker Network Partners rebrands as Ethos to separate deals from its networks as CEO Des O’Connor reiterates that the networks will remain apart.