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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".

News March 11, 2021

GRP acquires Leeds broker Lawrence Fraser

The Leeds-based broker will join GRP’s Yorkshire hub Marshall Wooldridge and is the fourth brokerage to become part of Marshall Wooldridge since GRP invested in the business in 2016. Geoff Kirk, managing director of Marshall Wooldridge, said “This is a great deal for all parties and I’m especially pleased to welcome Paul and his team at Lawrence Fraser to Marshall Wooldridge and the wider GRP Group.”

News March 8, 2021

GRP’s Chesterfield based DCJ acquires J E Sills & Sons Limited

Global Risk Partners’ (GRP) Chesterfield brokerage, DCJ Group Insurance & Risk Management Limited (DCJ), has acquired Lincoln based commercial insurance broker J E Sills & Sons Limited (Sills). DCJ founder David Jones said: “It’s great that such a well-established name in the East Midlands is going to be part of DCJ."

News March 3, 2021

GRP’s Birmingham-based Newstead acquires local broker Alford Burton and Company Ltd

GRP’s Birmingham brokerage, Newstead Insurance Brokers has announced its first acquisition, making good on its promise to accelerate inorganic growth, after becoming part of GRP in November 2020. Newstead director Paul O’Donnell said: “Alford Burton is a high-quality local insurance broker who will add considerable scale to our operation and help us to rapidly build out our presence in Birmingham and the West Midlands.”

News February 24, 2021

Global Risk Partners acquires Suffolk-based Five Insurance Brokers

GRP has continued its fast start to 2021 with the acquisition of Five Insurance Brokers Ltd. According to director Rob Shurety, Five is targeting substantial growth on the back of added firepower from GRP. He said: "This is a great deal for Five and its clients and we are fully expecting to accelerate our profitable growth under new ownership”

News February 22, 2021

Claire Ginnelly, MD of Premier Choice Healthcare interviewed in Insurance Business UK

Claire Ginnelly, MD of GRP’s specialist Healthcare broker PCH was recently interviewed by Insurance Business UK. In a wide ranging piece she talks about how she joined PCH, and why she loves working in the healthcare insurance sector. She goes on to explain her exciting plans for growth, and the opportunity for PCH as a part of GRP.

News February 18, 2021

GRP enters into agreement to acquire Marsh’s UK Networks business

Global Risk Partners [GRP] has entered into an agreement to acquire Marsh’s UK Networks business, part of Marsh, the leading global insurance broker and risk advisor.

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News January 25, 2021

Premier Choice Healthcare makes first acquisition since becoming GRP’s healthcare hub

GRP-owned Premier Choice Healthcare [PCH] has boosted its position in the healthcare sector by acquiring the portfolio of Sussex-based health insurance broker SJA International, which trades as SJA Health Insurance.

News January 5, 2021

GRP acquires Birmingham-based Newstead

Global Risk Partners Ltd (GRP) has acquired Newstead Insurance Brokers Ltd (Newstead) of Birmingham.

News December 21, 2020

GRP reports 22% EBITDA growth in 2020

  • Run rate EBITDA of operating entities £61m, 22% up on previous year
  • Run rate income grows by 17% to £163m
  • Run rate GWP approaching £900m
  • 18 acquisitions in 2020
News December 14, 2020

GRP builds out digital focus with investment in Insync

GRP has underlined its commitment to omni-channel broking after acquiring a majority stake in Insync Insurance solutions Ltd, an online commercial insurance broker.

News November 30, 2020

Data & Analytics specialist Mark Hepsworth joins GRP Board

Financial services data and analytics business leader Mark Hepsworth has been appointed to the board of GRP as a Non-Executive Director, effective from the beginning of December.

News November 16, 2020

Grant Strickland has joined Global Risk Partners (GRP) in the newly created role of Chief Data & Analytics Officer

This new role will build on GRP’s data strategy, leading the development of the Group’s data infrastructure, and using data analytics to deliver business insight which in turn drives value for clients and insurer partners.

News November 12, 2020

Mike Bruce on broker M&A speeding up in Covid hit UK

Mike Bruce recently spoke to Insurance Post Magazine about mergers and acquisitions in the broking sector, identifying some key drivers for GRPs continuing momentum.

News November 5, 2020

Marshall Wooldridge boosted by second acquisition in four weeks

Marshall Wooldridge, the Yorkshire hub business for Global Risk Partners, has acquired Rotherham-based RIB Group, one of South Yorkshire’s leading independent brokers.

News October 20, 2020

GRP’s Marshall Wooldridge acquires Messrs R F Broadley Insurance Brokers

Marshall Wooldridge, part of Global Risk Partners (GRP), has completed the acquisition of Messrs R F Broadley, a long-established Yorkshire-based commercial broker specialising in farm insurance.

News October 8, 2020

Birrell Group completes second deal in a week with acquisition of Home Counties Insurance Services

Birrell Group, which trades as Kingsway Insurance Services [Kingsway], the Midlands hub business of Global Risk Partners, has announced its second acquisition this month, following a deal to buy 100% of Home Counties Insurance Services Ltd [HCIS].

News October 6, 2020

Midlands hub Birrel Group acquires Northampton based broker Managed Risk Solutions Ltd - its first acquisition since becoming a part of GRP

Birrell Group, which trades as Kingsway Insurance Services, GRP's Midlands hub which joined the Group in January 2020, has completed the acquisition of Managed Risk Solutions Ltd [MRSL].

News September 17, 2020

Global Risk Partners acquires majority stake in Crotty Insurance Brokers

The deal - GRP’s first in the Republic of Ireland - will see Crotty’s Dublin offices becoming GRP’s ROI hub and signals its intention to seek further acquisitions in the country.

News August 13, 2020

County Group buys Britannia Consultants Services

The County Group, part of Global Risk Partners, has acquired 100% of the share capital in Britannia Consultants Services Limited [Britannia].

News August 10, 2020

County Group buys CJN Insurance Services

The County Group, part of Global Risk Partners, has acquired 100% of the share capital of CJN Insurance Services Limited [CJN].

News August 4, 2020

GRP acquires seven niche portfolios from Aon

Global Risk Partners (GRP) has acquired the renewal rights to seven books of business from Aon in the UK.

News June 30, 2020

GRP acquires leading healthcare broker

GRP has made its first acquisition in the healthcare sector: - broker Premier Choice Healthcare [PCH]. 

News June 19, 2020

GRP is nominated as a finalist in the UK Broker Awards - Commercial Broker of the Year

Reaching the short list for this prestigious award reflects the hard work and focus on clients of GRP staff from around the country over the last 12 months

News June 17, 2020

Mike Bruce interviewed by Insurance Business on acquisitions during the coronavirus pandemic

GRP Chief Executive Mike Bruce has been featured in an interview published in Insurance Business which paints a positive picture of the acquisition pipeline for GRP, with strong vendor relationships and the use of technology keeping the Group’s deal flow on track.


News June 12, 2020

Searchlight Capital Partners completes acquisition of majority stake in Global Risk Partners

Global Risk Partners Limited is pleased to announce that global private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the Group, following regulatory approval.

News April 7, 2020

Double deal for GRP’s Greens as it acquires Brighton-based R T Williams and NIB

Green Insurance Group, the south eastern hub business for GRP, has acquired 100% of the share capital of R T Williams Insurance Brokers Ltd, and NIB Insurance Brokers Limited.

News March 17, 2020

GRP Group COVID-19 Update 17/3/2020

As the COVID-19 situation develops, we want to reassure our clients, suppliers and business partners that GRP has deployed business continuity plans to minimise impact on our staff, whilst continuing to provide a full service to our clients.


News March 5, 2020

Sagars acquires Preston-based Anderson Ashcroft

GRP’s Sagar Insurance [Sagars] has acquired Anderson Ashcroft Insurance Brokers Ltd, a Preston-based commercial insurance broker. 

News March 3, 2020

Greens acquire Manor Insurance

Green Insurance Group, the South Eastern hub broker for Global Risk Partners, has acquired 100% of the share capital of Manor Insurance Services.

News February 3, 2020

Searchlight Capital Partners to acquire majority stake in Global Risk Partners

Global Risk Partners (“GRP”, “the Group”), the leading independent insurance intermediary, is pleased to announce a major investment into the firm from Searchlight Capital Partners (‘Searchlight’), a global private investment firm.

News January 13, 2020

GRP acquires Birrell Group with further plans to significantly boost Midlands footprint

Global Risk Partners has acquired the Birrell Group, based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire - the group comprises Kingsway Insurance Services and Bausor Hall Associates, and will become GRP's "Hub Broker" in the Midlands

News December 31, 2019

Insurance Business features an interview with Aqua Sanfelice, MD of GRP Fine Art insurance broker Lonmart

Aqua Sanfelice, MD of Lonmart has been interviewed by Insurance Business, providing insight into her career in the world of fine art insurance broking

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News December 30, 2019

GRP Group 2018-19 Results Announcement: - GRP’s impressive growth trajectory continues as income and EBITDA soar

"GRP has again enjoyed an excellent year of strong and sustainable growth. We are now one of the UK’s leading SME focussed insurance intermediary groups with national scale and coverage."

News December 3, 2019

CCIB acquires Worcester agri-broker Barpax Associates

Country and Commercial Insurance Brokers Ltd (CCIB), GRP's specialist agricultural insurance broker has acquired Barpax Associates (Barpax), an agricultural broker based in Worcester.

News November 20, 2019

The County Group acquires Bruce Edwards Jones

GRP’s County Group Ltd (County) has acquired Bruce Edwards Jones Commercial Insurance (Bruce Edwards Jones). The deal is the fourth by County this year and comes hot on the heels of Meadons (Market Drayton) and Eric Rawlins (Newcastle-under-Lyme).

News November 20, 2019

GRP Group MD Mike Bruce featured in Post Magazine's C Suite blog on client relationships in commercial broking.

The blog covers feedback from GRP commercial clients on their key service requirements.

News November 18, 2019

GRP acquires Gauntlet Insurance Services

Global Risk Partners (GRP) has acquired London based Gauntlet Insurance Services, a leading private client broker specialising in the insurance of historic, fine town and country houses, fine art collections, jewellery, farms & estates, prestige vehicles and yachts.

News November 8, 2019

Clive Nathan in the Big Interview with Insurance Day

In a wide ranging interview, Clive Nathan chief executive of GRP’s MGA division covers plans for growing the division and why joining GRP is an attractive proposition for potential MGA acquisitions.

News October 25, 2019

Angela Page appointed managing director at Sagars

Angela Page has been appointed managing director of Sagar Insurances, the Burnley-based insurance broker which is part of Global Risk Partners (GRP).

News October 25, 2019

GRP South Eastern broking hub Green Insurance’s Managing Director Rob Ashburn is in the news

See his interview with Insurance Business Magazine

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News October 18, 2019

GRP Group brokers achieve an “Excellent” score in survey of over 80,000 commercial clients

Valuable feedback from clients will be used to drive service improvement.

Millards Insurance
News October 4, 2019

GRP hub Greens acquires Millards

Green Insurance Group (“Greens”), the South East hub business of GRP, has acquired Millards Insurance Services (“Millards”), based in East Kent.

Scott Hallett
News September 25, 2019

Scott Hallett joins GRP as Investment Director

Scott Hallett has joined Global Risk Partners (GRP) in a newly created role as investment director.

News August 29, 2019

GRP's County Group hires new Commercial Managing Director

Paula Williams has been appointed group managing director of County Group’s commercial division. 

GRP acquires risk management specialist H&S Click Ltd
News August 21, 2019

GRP acquires risk management specialist H&S Click Ltd

Global Risk Partners (GRP) Retail Division has acquired risk management specialist Health and Safety Click Ltd (H&S Click)

News August 7, 2019

Clive Nathan talks to Intelligent Insurer Magazine

Clive explains why it's “time to prosper for MGAs”

3XD Insurance
News July 22, 2019

GRP acquires Lancashire-based 3XD

3XD which distributes specialist personal lines products via financial intermediaries joins GRP

Geoff Kirk Insurance Business
News July 5, 2019

Geoff Kirk, MD of Marshall Wooldridge talks to Insurance Business Magazine

Geoff Kirk, MD of GRP broker Marshall Wooldridge talks to Insurance Business Magazine: from his beginnings to landing the role of managing director at a Chartered insurance broker

David Pexton Lonmar
News July 4, 2019

David Pexton, appointed to the LIIBA board

David Pexton, CEO of GRP's Lonmar, has been appointed to the board of LIIBA

News June 24, 2019

GRP-owned County Group acquires Eric Rawlins & Company Limited

The County Group has completed the acquisition of Eric Rawlins & Company Limited , an insurance broker with over 70 years trading in the Stoke on Trent area.

News June 17, 2019

GRP's Sagars acquires local broker Thomas Cook & Son

Thomas Sagar Insurances (Sagars) – part of Global Risks Partners – has acquired Thomas Cook & Son Insurance Brokers (Thomas Cook).

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News June 13, 2019

Plum's Toby Daley talks data enrichment in Insurance Post Magazine

Plum Underwriting's Toby Daley talks about how data enrichment is now a key competitive advantage for underwriting business

Maurice Boyd ABL Group
News June 7, 2019

ABL's Maurice Boyd interviewed in Insurance Business Magazine

Maurice, who is CEO of GRP's Abbey Bon Lovis (ABL Group), looks back on his career and talks about his vision for the company.

News June 5, 2019

County Group buys Meadons Insurance Brokers

GRP's County Group has acquired Meadons Insurance Brokers Limited.

Mike Bruce
News May 21, 2019

Mike Bruce on why consolidation really means integration

Managing Director Mike Bruce talks to Insurance Post about GRP's integration process for newly acquired businesses.

Higos acquires Plymouth broker The Insurance Group
News May 13, 2019

Higos acquires Plymouth broker The Insurance Group

Higos has acquired The Insurance Group (TIG), based in Plymouth, to expand its reach in the South West.

Professional Insurance Agents
News May 2, 2019

Cavendish Munro acquires PIA

Cavendish Munro has announced the acquisition of Eastbourne-based Professional Insurance Agents Ltd (PIA).

Greens' two acquisitions build South East presence
News May 2, 2019

Greens' two acquisitions build South East presence

Greens has acquired Reid Briggs Insurance Brokers Ltd and Clifton Morley Associates Ltd

EPUL launches unorthodox property risk solution
News April 1, 2019

EPUL launches unorthodox property risk solution

European Property Underwriting Limited (EPUL) has launched Solutions

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News March 19, 2019

GRP Recruits a new digital marketing team

GRP has strengthened its digital marketing team to develop the Group’s web presence and drive organic growth via digital channels.

Clive Nathan
News March 18, 2019

Clive Nathan speaks to Insurance Post Magazine

Insurance Post has featured Chief Executive of GRP Underwriting Clive Nathan in an interview, exploring his views on how to run an MGA.

Shearwater Insurances Service
News March 6, 2019

GRP acquires equestrian broker Shearwater

Global Risk Partners has acquired Shearwater Insurance Services, the insurance broker based in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

European Property Underwriting Management
News March 6, 2019

EPUL Enhance UK terrorism proposition

EPUL have added non-damage denial of access cover to the business interruption extension of their stand-alone terrorism policy.

News February 8, 2019

Searchlight Capital Partners to become majority investors in Global Risk Partners

Global Risk Partners (GRP) has announced that it has acquired Trimulgherry Investments Ltd (TIL), for an undisclosed sum.

Rob Ashburn joins Greens as Managing Director
News January 30, 2019

Rob Ashburn joins Greens as Managing Director

GRP hub broker Green Insurance has recruited Rob Ashburn as Managing Director. Green Insurance is based in Bexhill Sussex

The County Group
News January 17, 2019

GRP’s County Group Acquires Swinford Insurance

The County Group has concluded the purchase of Swinford Insurance Consultants Ltd (Swinford), based in Kinver (West Midlands).

Country & Commercial Insurance Brokers
News December 21, 2018

GRP’s Country & Commercial acquires Key Insurance

This is the first deal by CCIB since it was itself purchased by GRP earlier in 2018.

Mike Bruce
News December 17, 2018

Mike Bruce promoted to Group Managing Director

Global Risk Partners (GRP) is delighted to announce that Mike Bruce has been appointed to the newly created role of Group Managing Director.

Geoff Kirk joins Marshall Wooldridge
News December 13, 2018

Geoff Kirk joins Marshall Wooldridge

Geoff Kirk has joined GRP broker Marshall Wooldridge as Managing Director

Camberford Underwriting
News November 30, 2018

Camberford Law is rebranding

Camberford Law PLC, the specialist MGA, has rebranded to become Camberford Underwriting.

Chris Haggart joins GRP as Commercial Director Retail Broking
News November 15, 2018

Chris Haggart joins GRP as Commercial Director

Chris Haggart has joined GRP from Zurich to take up the newly created role of Commercial Director Retail Broking

The County Group
News November 5, 2018

County Group acquires Douglas Insurance

The County Group Ltd (County) has acquired Douglas Insurance Brokers Ltd (Douglas Insurance). 

The County Group
News October 2, 2018

The County Group acquires Rahon Insurance

The County Group (County), part of Global Risk Partners (GRP), has acquired Derby-based commercial broker Rahon Insurance.

News September 14, 2018

GRP acquires property specialist U-Sure

GRP Group (GRP) has acquired U-Sure Insurance Services Ltd (U-Sure). The business will join GRP’s fast-growing Underwriting division.

Digney Grant
News August 17, 2018

GRP's Abbey Bond Lovis acquires Digney Grant

Abbey Bond Lovis (ABL), GRP’s retail broking hub in Northern Ireland, has acquired a majority share in Digney Grant Ltd for an undisclosed fee.

News August 2, 2018



The County Group
News August 2, 2018

County Group acquires Guardian Insurance Brokers

The County Group [County], part of GRP, has acquired a majority stake in Guardian Insurance Brokers [Guardian].

DCJ Group
News July 31, 2018

GRP acquires Chesterfield-based DCJ Group

Global Risk Partners (GRP) has acquired a majority shareholding in DCJ Group Insurance and Risk Management (DCJ), based in Chesterfield

Delivering for our broker partners, Lloyds Building
News May 15, 2018

GRP Underwriting appoints Plum’s Simon Lewer

Simon Lewer has been appointed business development director, underwriting, at GRP. Simon will report to Clive Nathan, CEO of underwriting.

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Peter Cullum profiled in the Daily Telegraph

Following the completion of the Searchlight transaction, Peter Cullum was profiled in the Daily Telegraph click here for extracts from the wide ranging interview

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News January 1, 0001

GRP maintained strong growth trajectory in 2017-18

GRP has maintained its strong growth trajectory in 2017-18 through the delivery of our disciplined and proven buy, build and integrate strategy