24 Sep BENNETT CHRISTMAS BECOMES REGIONAL POWERHOUSE
BC have recently undertaken a business strategy of expansion and like many other businesses, the pace of this expansion has been hampered by the arranging of ongoing finance. As a result we are now pleased to announce that BC have completed on a deal with Ethos Broking, part of the Bravo Group, and formerly Broker Network Partners. They have taken a majority share in the business moving forward in order to help us achieve our future growth ambitions.
The business continues to be led by Mark Bennett, Roger Christmas, Tom Stripp, Anna Prestwich and Viv Cooper and now employs over 50 people from its office in Burgess Hill.
The Group which includes Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers, BC Underwriting and BC Health & Safety, a risk management consultancy, predominantly focus on commercial lines business and despite its rapid growth maintains a family feel. The existing workforce will join Ethos Broking as part of the deal and the office premises will be retained.
Bennett Christmas CEO, Mark Bennett commented: “Ethos Broking was the obvious new home for the Bennett Christmas team. We have benefitted from a strong relationship as a member of Broker Network for over 15 years and they understand what it’s like to be an independent broker.
“Bennett Christmas is and always has been about our people and customers, and the partnership with Ethos Broking is a perfect fit and will boost our offering.”
Roger Christmas, Bennett Christmas COO, added “There will be very little change for our clients and brokers and we will continue to focus on doing what we do best; caring for our clients and brokers.”
Tom Stripp, Bennett Christmas Group Managing Director, added “As an overview, developing a partnership with Ethos Broking, the UK’s leading advisory broking business for independent insurance brokers, will allow us to increase our reach, expand the business and continue to do what we do best.”