Taylor Francis is primarily a retail commercial broker with two offices, in Newport South Wales, and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Mr Taylor said: “County Group will provide our business, our people and our clients with a solid base from which to continue to grow.”
GRP-owned Marshall Wooldridge has acquired Insurefirst Limited, trading as Bush & Associates (Bush). Geoff Kirk, MD of Marshall Wooldridge, said: “Wayne and his team run a high-class regional brokerage and I’m really pleased they’ve chosen to join us for the next stage of their development.
DCJ Group has acquired SM Commercial Insurance Brokers Ltd (SM Commercial). Chris Breeze, chief executive of DCJ said: “SM Commercial is a highly respected community broker with a reputation for high quality client servicing. I’m looking forward to working alongside Steve and his team to help them take the business to the next stage of its development.”
County Group has continued to ramp up its deal flow during 2022 following the announcement that it is acquiring the business and assets of Marsh & Co (Marsh), and Ginger Markets, an MGA set up by Marsh. Alastair Christopherson, County Group CEO, described Marsh as a ‘dynamic family-owned broker with plenty of experience and a hunger to expand.’
Global Risk Partners has acquired Castle Insurance Services (North East) Ltd (Castle). It marks the first deal for GRP in this part of the UK. GRP’s Head of M&A Stephen Ross said Castle will become GRP’s base in the North East from which to grow the UK retail business footprint further through acquisition and organic growth.