Broker Network Partners, the acquisition arm of the UK’s leading Network for insurance brokers, is expanding further with the appointment of Richard Tuplin as its Chief Development Officer whilst Susan Adcock is moving to Chief Operating Officer.
Richard Tuplin has worked as an independent broker for over 18 years, holding various roles; including MD of Jelf Insurance Partnership (formerly TIP) and latterly Regional Director for Jelf Insurance Brokers.
Tuplin will work with each Broker Network Partner to help them develop and drive their commercial plans as well as supporting on future acquisitions. Adcock will focus on running the operation including the integration of all Regional Partner and satellite acquisitions. Both Tuplin and Adcock will concentrate on embedding best practice across the group of businesses.
The division continues to deliver its strategic plans of acquiring regional brokers across the UK within the next two years and this was emphasised earlier this month with the acquisition of Yorkshire-based broker Lockyers.
Commenting on the expansion of the team, Des O’Connor said: “Richard’s background in regional broking and his market knowledge is invaluable and will only strengthen the support that we give to our current and future partners. Susan has been part of the team since inception and has built solid relationships with our existing Partners. Her new role will enable her to take much more of a strategic focus across the group.”
Tuplin added: “I’m excited to be joining such a growing business and one which has such a strong federation of brands and management teams. I look forward to working with our Partners so that we can fulfil the business plans.”
Adcock concluded: “I’m delighted to be working alongside Richard and supporting the team as we continue the journey of establishing Regional Broking Powerhouses across the UK.”