Business

It is important that the insurance a modern business buys represents its challenges in the marketplace, as opposed to a traditional insurance package.

Employee Benefits

In today’s competitive employment market a well-designed benefits package is essential to attract, retain and reward high quality talent.  We focus on designing attractive benefit plans which enable your business to offer market leading solutions.

Global Programs

Experience in arranging global programmes, and mature relationships around the world, are an essential of insuring the modern business.

Tech & Innovation

We have developed a flexible ‘full service’ proposition for today’s technology businesses, and commit to continually innovating our solutions for our clients’ evolving needs.

News

Standing out from the crowd. The SME market provides enormous opportunities for brokers who innovate and offer greater customer focus.

The SME market is growing. Fast. The number of SMEs in the UK has grown by almost 16% since 2000, with small and medium-sized businesses now accounting for more than 99% of all private sector businesses in the country. The combined annual turnover of SMEs was £18 trillion at the start of 2016, equivalent to... read more

News analysis: Private equity still making waves in market

Will PE investment lead to more smaller regional brokers being snapped up? Private equity (PE) is set to cause further waves of broker consolidation particularly at the smaller end of the market with the big, eye­catching deals largely completed, according to experts. The comments followed the Global Risk Partners (GRP) deal to buy south west... read more

The Insurance Act 2015

With effect from 12 August 2016 UK insurance law will never be the same again. Out goes the concept of “material disclosure”, a notion always looked upon with great suspicion by policyholders, and in comes its successor in the form of the principle to be forever known as “fair presentation”. And no longer the theoretical... read more

Brexit, economic turmoil could deter insurance buying

Firms may have to scale back growth projections as capital gets harder to find Only a fifth of brokers think their businesses will grow post Brexit Uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the fragile economy will likely mean customers buying less insurance, according to brokers. It may be a false economy,... read more

Market split over Brexit referendum

Brokers take their sides although some complain of lack of information with EU vote looming The EU referendum on 23rd June is an issue currently dividing the country. Some in the sector are firmly decided which way they will vote on whether or not the UK should opt for Brexit. Others though are still confused... read more

Brokers speak out on regulatory burden

MP reopens debate over the effect of increasing regulation on small brokers The burden of regulation could push smaller brokers out of the insurance market, industry experts have warned. The universally held view is that the broker market is shrinking. The discussion was brought back into focus by Craig Tracey, Conservative MP for North Warwickshire,... read more

Newbie news: Independent Living

Paul Dickson tells Insurance Age why he started afresh after leaving Arthur J Gallagher in 2014 The CEO of Innovation Broking, Paul Dickson, launched the new offering in April 2015 with development director Howard Pearson – the former boss of Oamps in the UK. Dickson was previously regional managing director for London and the South... read more

Interview: Innovation Broking – rise of the anti-consolidator

Co-founders Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson explain how they plan to grow without acquisition and why big brokers have ‘failed miserably’ on client service Paul Dickson says that he expects his company to be 50 people strong and be controlling £25m of gross written premium (GWP) in five years’ time, it’s natural to assume that... read more

Innovation Broking uses venture capital to drive growth

MD Howard Pearson said firm is using investment from Albion Ventures. Innovation Broking is pressing ahead with its growth plans after opening a new office in London and taking on two members of staff at director level. Managing director Howard Pearson said the firm is using the £2m invested in the business by venture capitalists... read more

Innovation Broking hires two directors and opens London office

Start-up broker looks to Stackhouse Poland and Gallagher for new directors Innovation Broking, the broker formed last year by ex-Gallagher duo Paul Dickson and Howard Pearson (pictured), has hired two new directors and opened a London office. Russell Sessions has joined Innovation Broking as a director from Stackhouse Poland, where he was head of corporate... read more