27. COUNTRY MUTUAL INSURANCE BROKERS
WARWICKSHIRE CV37 7BJ
TEL: 01789 204211
WEBSITE: WWW.COUNTRYMUTUAL.CO.UK + WWW.COUNTRYMUTUAL.CO.UK
FEE AND COMMISSION INCOME (2004): £23.8m
PRE-TAX PROFIT: £N/A
NUMBER OF UK BRANCHES: 23
NUMBER OF UK EMPLOYEES: 366
CHIEF OFFICER: NEIL MCKENZIE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1999
Country Mutual Insurance Brokers (CMIB) was established in 1999 with the aim of becoming a nationwide independent broker providing top quality advice and insurance services to business and personal clients.
It has made considerable progress towards its goal and has grown to 22 outlets, employing more than 500 staff. In 2003 it acquired the Beckett Group, which increased the amount of premium income controlled to more than £150m.
CMIB specialises in providing tailored insurance solutions to commercial and personal customers and takes a risk management approach to complex risks, using its expertise to recommend risk reduction strategies.
CMIB also develops bespoke insurance schemes for sectors of industry.
CMIB is a subsidiary of NFU Mutual, a UK rural insurer, which has a group income exceeding £1bn and total assets under management in excess of £8.5bn.
NFU Mutual Management Company.
MAIN LINES OF BUSINESS
Commercial and personal insurances.
(of Country Mutual Insurance Society) - Bird Warwick Brown; North Norfolk Insurance Agencies; Barnett Rawlinson Bentley Insurance Brokers; Grays Court Underwriting Agencies; Jackson Emms & Company; Lloyds Edwards; INHOCO 610; Findlay Littler & Associates; Spencer Meakin & Newbroad; Spectrum Commercial Lines; Dixon Chalmers; Dixon Chalmers (Midlands); Tredray & Company (Insurance Services); Subsidiaries of NFU Mutual Management; Touzels and Islands Insurance (Jersey); Islands Insurance (Guernsey).
CHIEF OFFICER BIOGRAPHY
Neil McKenzie is a respected market figure with a sound knowledge of the UK insurance intermediary market.
He has broad experience of a number of different markets in the UK in a variety of sales, operational management, strategic management and marketing roles.
In 1998 McKenzie was appointed chief manager, commercial insurances for General Accident.
From 1998 to 2000 he was director of broker marketing for CGU Insurance.
McKenzie joined NFU Mutual Insurance Society in October 2000.