In the press: January

Throughout January, Bravo Group and partners have already been making waves in the press with fresh acquisitions, new recruits and thought leadership features. Discover where Bravo Group has hit the headlines this month. 

Lockyers Insurance acquires Bernard Saxon Insurance Service (BSIS)

This month, Lockyers Insurance made their first acquisition since becoming Ethos Broking partners in September 2018. The deal was struck with Newcastle-based independent insurance brokers, Bernard Saxon Insurance Services (BSIS), specialising in commercial lines across the UK and managing a £5.5m gross written premium.

Lockyers’ chairman, Jon Newall said: “I’m delighted to be making our first acquisition as part of the Ethos Broking family. This is a fantastic start to the New Year for us and we’re excited to begin 2020 with such a prominent deal.”  


Finch Group make their 10th acquisition in 3 years

Ethos Partners, Finch Group, has also had a great start to the year in acquiring Broker Network member’s, Shene Insurance. This move marks the group’s 10th acquisition in three years since partnering with Ethos Group in November 2016.

As part of the deal, owners Philip and Deborah and their four employees will remain in the business and in their current premises. Finch Group will now work with the team to expand their client base.


Vince Gardner scores a hole in one

Managing Director of Finch Group, Vince Gardner, hit the headlines this month on the back of their latest acquisition by revealing how golf peaked his interest in insurance, as well as the group’s plans of growth.


Compass London Markets hires new Sales Director

In a round up of the latest market moves, Insurance Age highlights Ewen Brown’s move to the position of Sales Manager at Compass London Markets. With 27 years’ experience in the broking industry, he will work on shaping and refining strategies within the business.


Bravo Groups tackles recruitment challenges

Bravo Group’s Director, Clare Wakeford and Broker Network’s Network Development Officer, Richard Pitt, discuss the issues of attracting young talent for brokers with Insurance Business UK.


Making way for Millennials 

With millennials now making up a third of the global workforce, Clare Wakeford looks at how to embrace and appeal to younger generations to avoid alienating future talent for Insurance Business UK.


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