Regional powerhouse and Broker Network Partner, Finch Group is continuing its acquisition spree with the purchase of existing Network member, Opus Risk Solutions Ltd whilst setting its sights on the launch of a new holistic Risk Management Consultancy.
The Reading based brokerage which has increased its GWP from £20m to £34m since becoming the first Broker Network Partner 18 months ago, is developing the Risk Management Consultancy in an effort to support its commercial customers with a more sophisticated service. The consultancy will be offered as an additional service to clients wishing to instigate tighter risk control within their own businesses.
At the same time as launching the Risk Management Consultancy, Finch Group can also announce its sixth purchase since becoming a Broker Network Partner. Established in 2010, Opus Risk Solutions Ltd is a Bournemouth-based brokerage that places £1.7m of commercial client premium. The Opus shareholders Nick Inge and Clive Clifford will remain with the business.
Commenting on the Group’s latest developments, Vince Gardner, Finch Group’s Managing Director said: “This is an extremely exciting time for Finch Group. The last two years have seen us grow through acquisition and widen our footprint across the South of England with offices in Reading, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight and now Bournemouth. Our latest partnership will allow us to strengthen our brand across the South Coast and I’m looking forward to welcoming Nick and the Opus team to the ever-growing Finch family.
“Being a community broker means that you become very close to your clients. Their success is our success which is why we wanted to take that extra step in supporting them wherever we can. I firmly believe that Risk Management should be at the heart of every business but it is often overlooked by SMEs.”