This week, a new insurance advisory business entered the insurance marketplace – Partners&. Led by CEO, Phil Barton, Partners& marks a turning point in the way advisers engage with clients. The focus of the business will be high quality, seamless insurance, risk management and employee benefits advice, together with a culture of partnership between their people, clients and their ecosystem.
Building on the best traditions of broking, which place value in relationships and technical knowledge, and leveraging the insights and efficiency derived from state-of-the-art systems and technology, Partners& aims to deliver a new standard of client experience, which, in the view of many insurance industry commentators, has suffered from increasing commoditisation coupled with diminishing client service.
Altogether, five respected insurance broking businesses have come together to form the platform of the new enterprise. They include MRIB and Independents, La Playa, CGI and Versatile – a combination which creates a team of 140 people, based across 9 offices across the South East, Midlands and South West, and which control approximately £65m GWP.
Partners& is committed to offering intelligent, seamless advice across the full spectrum of business insurance, private client insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims, whilst specialising in key economic sectors, such as science and technology, energy and renewables, construction, media, digital and leisure.
The Board includes Stuart Reid, as Chair, Alex Rowe, as non-executive director, Jonathan Vickers as CFO and Jonathan Kelly, Partner, Capital Z.
The executive team includes:
Phil Barton, CEO
Jonathan Vickers, CFO
Julia McKee, COO
Natalie McClean, HR Director
Chris Jelf, Group Commercial Director
Mark Boon, Executive Director
Lee Davey, Managing Partner, South West
Ed Finch, Managing Partner, South East
Dan Wilkinson, Managing Partner, Midlands
Partners& is a Chartered insurance broker providing specialist insurance, employee benefits, risk management and claims advice to businesses, as well as private clientele. As the next generation insurance advisory business, Partners& combines the best traditions of insurance broking (relationships and technical knowledge) together with state of the art systems and technology to enhance the client experience.