Networking News


Bravo Group secures growth funding from Deutsche Bank

The Bravo Group which includes Broker Network, Compass and Ethos Broking, has today confirmed it has secured up to £80m loan facility from Deutsche Bank to accelerate its highly successful acquisition strategy, focused on the UK regional insurance broking market. Over the past two years the Group has seen a period of rapid growth, completing […]

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Introducing the Broker Network monthly industry column

We’re thrilled to say that Broker Network will be contributing a monthly column to Insurance Business Magazine. The first column is from our Chief Network Officer Richard Pitt, who is talking all about start-up brokerages and how the entrepreneurial brokers can take on the big fish in the insurance industry.

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Saffron Insurance Acquires Farmer Insurance Brokers

Saffron Insurance, Broker Network’s East Anglian Partner, has today acquired independent broker and Broker Network Member, Farmer Insurance Brokers. Farmer Insurance Brokers, based in Romford was established in 1999 by Derek Farmer and is predominately a commercial lines broker focused on fleet, property owners and liability. The brokerage manages £2m GWP and employs 10 members […]

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Boyd & Company Purchases Edinburgh-based Glenavon Insurance

Broker Network Partner, Boyd & Company, has acquired Glenavon Insurance, a former Broker Network Premier Member and fellow independent Scottish broker. Established in 2009, Edinburgh-based Glenavon Insurance is an independent broker focusing on commercial and personal lines business within the SME sector. The brokerage, which manages almost £3m GWP, employs seven people and provides services […]

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Des O’Connor Appointed Broker Network Group CEO

Broker Network today announces the departure of Andy Fairchild after four and half years leading the Network. Andy Fairchild joined Broker Network in July 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. During this time, he has overseen the development of the Network’s three pillar strategy; comprising Members, Products and Partners. Commenting on this news today, Executive Chairman […]

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Finch Group strengthens Southampton team

Regional powerhouse and Broker Network Partner, Finch Group has continued its acquisition expansion in the South by purchasing Specialist Insurance Agency Ltd (trading as SIA), based in Southampton. Established in 1994, SIA is an independent insurance broker managing £4m of client premiums and focused predominately on commercial business. The SIA management team of Tony Quick, […]

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