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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.