Edgeley discusses taking the CEO spot at Clear Insurance following Lickens’ decision to step aside and focus on M&A.
Hopwood discusses GRP's takeover of Marsh Networks and what will be different for members after Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership became one single proposition.
The GRP-owned network says members will have full access to Markel UK’s product range including professional indemnity, care, charity and community groups, and cyber.
The partnership, which follows GRP's acquisition and rebrand of Marsh Networks earlier this month, will see broker members gain access to a new claims and risk management offering.
Managing director Jaime Swindle talks to Insurance Age about the network's newly created brand, details its new proposition, and explains why networks are an upward trend.
The Ardonagh-owned business, which includes Broker Network and Compass, says the new structure will help grow, protect and support members as they adapt to industry pressures.
The networks business has been rebranded to Hedron and will continue to be led by David Hopwood who has joined the GRP executive team.
Following Les Brewin’s comeback into the industry, Insurance Age looks into what his ambitions are for Cobra, how the network has been "reinvented" since being taken over by PIB, and what CEO Andy Tedstone has in mind for the company's future.
Insurance Age teams up with Applied Systems to bring you a new series looking at the top news stories in the insurance broking world.
Purple-founder Brewin has been lured out of retirement to join the PIB-owned network.
MD Howard Pepper says that several factors enabled the company to achieve growth despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.
Following on from GRP's surprise purchase of Marsh Networks, Martin Friel investigates how consolidation is changing the networks landscape.
IMAS director John Nisbet discusses how consolidators can continue to grow and warns that private equity backers could move on from the sector as a result of a “diminishing opportunity” in the broking market.
Bruce discusses growth plans for the networks business, what members will see differently following the acquisition and how GRP plans to add some “extra oomph” to the proposition.
The takeover, which includes Marsh ProBroker, Bluefin Network and Purple Partnership, will see David Hopwood continue to lead the combined networks business as part of the GRP executive team, as group CEO Mike Bruce promises there will be no redundancies.
Resilium, a network with 150 ARs across Australia, has joined the consolidator.
The offering is aimed at smaller brokers struggling to cope with the Covid-19 lockdown and sees Gauntlet taking over responsibility for IT, compliance and client money handling.
Broker becomes UNA's thirteenth network member.
MD Barry Abrams discusses the broker's progress since its launch in September 2019.
Howard Lickens discusses plans for the Brokerbility Network following the transaction, which also increases Clear's regional presence, particularly in the Midlands.
Manchester-based broker Champion Insurance Group has launched a new financial lines arm.
David Hopwood, of Marsh Networks, predicts the pace of M&A will increase as the UK moves out of lockdown.
MD Dawn Derbyshire says the pandemic has given brokers time to think about going out on their own as the AR network strives to update its model to include directly authorised firms.
MD Adam Boakes says model will help brokers increase their income as well as provide them with a guaranteed investor in their business once they're looking to exit.