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News August 26, 2021

Higos acquires Jacksons to boost footprint in Cornwall

Higos Insurance, part of Global Risk Partners (GRP) and the South West hub for the group, has acquired Web Shaw Limited of Penzance, in Cornwall. Matt Hartigan, Higos MD, said: “Jacksons is a high quality, well-managed local independent broker and just the sort of business we’re keen to work with. It has a long established track record of success with a great roster of clients for both Commercial and Personal lines business, and the deal will add considerably to our footprint in Cornwall.”

News August 25, 2021

GRP appoints Duncan Carter CEO Retail

Experienced leader joins from Marsh to oversee GRP's fast-growing retail business

News August 3, 2021

High net worth specialist broker Gauntlet has agreed to purchase Bolton-based Three Sixty Insure Ltd

High net worth broker Gauntlet Insurance Services (Gauntlet) has announced its first deal since it was acquired by GRP in 2019.

Gauntlet has agreed to purchase Bolton-based Three Sixty Insure Ltd, another Specialist Private Client broker. The deal is subject to regulatory approval.


News July 28, 2021

ABL Group CEO Maurice Boyd has been interviewed by Insurance Business magazine following ABL Group's acquisition of Willis Towers Watson's Northern Ireland business

In an interview with Insurance Business, Maurice Boyd, ABL Group's CEO discusses the benefits of ABL's recent acquisition of Willis Towers Watson's Northern Ireland business for both clients and staff, and outlines ABL@s plans for further growth 

News July 20, 2021

GRP agrees to acquire Willis Towers Watson’s Northern Ireland Portfolio.

  • Business to join up with ABL Group on completion
  • ABL Group CEO Maurice Boyd to lead combined operation
  • Takes ABL’s GWP over £100m, making ABL the largest commercial broker in Northern Ireland
News July 15, 2021

GRP-owned DCJ Insurance acquires Real Insurance of Mansfield

DCJ Insurance Group (DCJ) of Chesterfield, part of Global Risk Partners, has acquired 100% of the share capital of Real Insurance Group Limited (Real Insurance). Stephen Ross, head of M&A for GRP, said: “Offering brokerages an option to create value from their work via a sale was part of the rationale behind our deal to buy Hedron Network, so I’m especially pleased that we have brought Real Insurance across the line so quickly to be part of DCJ.”

News June 17, 2021

Hedron CEO David Hopwood interviewed by Insurance Age

In this in-depth feature , David focuses in on GRP’s acquisition of the Marsh Networks business, and the opportunities ahead for Hedron Network and member brokers

News June 8, 2021

GRP’s Crotty makes first acquisition in Ireland with deal for Martin Insurance

Crotty Insurance, the Dublin-based commercial broker that was acquired by Global Risk Partners in September 2020, has made its first acquisition under GRP ownership with the purchase of Martin Insurance. Eoin Greene, Crotty CEO, hailed the acquisition as “a big step forward for Crotty. We have made no secret of our desire to grow inorganically when the right opportunity arises.”

News May 4, 2021

GRP completes acquisition of Marsh’s UK Networks business

Global Risk Partners (GRP) today confirmed that it has completed its acquisition of Marsh’s UK Networks business, following regulatory approval. Mike Bruce, GRP’s Group CEO, said: “This is another important milestone for GRP and I look forward to supporting David and his team in their drive to achieve exceptional growth and success for Hedron under our ownership.”

News April 7, 2021

Marquee signing for GRP as Steve Anson steps into COO role

GRP has hired Steve Anson from Ardonagh as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mike Bruce said “Steve is a marquee signing for GRP and underlines the critical importance we attach to successfully delivering our transformation programme".