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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 31-40

    2011-09-27T09:21:00Z

    Profiles of brokers ranked 31-40 including interactive branch maps

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 41-50

    2011-09-27T09:21:00Z

    Profiles of brokers ranked 41-50 interactive including branch maps

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 21-30

    2011-09-27T09:20:00Z

    Profiles of brokers ranked 21-30 including interactive branch maps

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    Top 50 Brokers: Group Direct

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Group Direct Branches View Group Direct in a larger map

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    Top 50 Brokers: Bollington

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Bollington Insurance Branches View Bollington Insurance in a larger map

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    Top 50 Brokers: CJ Coleman

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    CJ Coleman Branches View CJ Coleman in a larger map

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    Top 50 brokers: 40th Allen & Allen

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Dennis Allen has built up the Allen Allen Group since 1968, when he first started transacting business from his home in Twickenham. He was joined by son Tony Allen in 1971. The broker is entirely owned by its board of directors. Expertise: A A provides non-standard motor ...

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    Top 50 Brokers: 32nd Price Forbes

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Chief executive Michael Donegan joined following the merger of Price Forbes with Prentice Donegan and Partners in 2004. Price Forbes was part of Marsh until an MBO in 2006. Expertise: The 200-strong, London and Bermuda-based broker specialises in cargo and fine art, construction, energy, nuclear, marine, mining, property, reinsurance ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 24th Cullum Capital Ventures (CCV)

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Chief executive Michael Rea is focused on acquisitions and in January hired finance director Bryan Park from a private equity-backed business to help him achieve that aim. Strategy: CCV, the spin-off consolidator of Towergate set up in 2006, aims to be a top 10 UK broker by the end ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 29th A-Plan

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Publicity-shy chief executive Carl Shuker has been in the role since 2001, during which time Barclays Private Capital backed a management buyout. Strategy: A-Plan shuns the internet, dealing exclusively through high-street branches – most of which are no more than an hour’s drive from the Oxford head office. It ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 33rd Towers Watson Reinsurance

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: John Haley became chief executive of Tower Watson when it was created through the merger of actuarial consultancies Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt in January 2010. He had been chief executive of Watsons. Strategy: Up from 37 last year, the reinsurance brokerage continues to grow. Key appointments have included ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 25th Endsleigh Insurance Services

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Chief executive Ian Passmore joined the Zurich-owned broker 30 years ago. He has probably seen better times at Endsleigh. According to its latest accounts, revealed in May, pre-tax profits fell from £15.4m in 2009 to £12.7m last year, while sales growth dropped to 6.6%. Big story: Endsleigh is ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 21st RK Harrison

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Paul Bridgwater joined the RK Harrison management team – many of whom were former colleagues from JLT – in 1999, when a management buyout took place. He became chief executive in 2003. Strategy: Founded in 1882, Bedford-based RK Harrison continues to creep up the Top 50, having moved three ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 22nd Hastings Insurance Services

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Chairman Neil Utley is expected to pocket about £150m when Hastings Direct floats next year, possibly in January. The listing will value the broker at about £500m, it has been claimed. Strategy: Ahead of going public, the company has been boosting its senior staff count over recent months, including ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 27th BMS Associates

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Carl Beardmore finally filled the chief executive vacancy in September, a post that had been open for two years. In July the former non-executive director secured agreement from the firm’s only external shareholder, AHJ Holdings, that will see BMS buying back shares to become wholly employee-owned in two years. ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 28th THB Group

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Frank Murphy, group chief executive of Lloyd’s broker THB, boosted its London market team in February. Owen Davies was named head of the commercial team, Mike Fountains regional development manager and Kevin Kidby a specialist motor fleet broker. Big story: THB is in takeover discussions with US wholesale broker ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 30th RFIB

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: “Solid” was how chief executive Marshall King described RFIB’s results in November, which reported that brokerage was 15% up for the year ended 30 June 2010 compared with 2008/09. Operating profit increased 17% to £3.5m from £3m. Strategy: RFIB, which offers businesses cover for everything from kidnap and ransom ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 35th Tyser & Co

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: Chief executive Chris Elliott has spent his entire career with the company since joining in 1982 and chairman Christopher Spratt has also been at Tysers for three decades. Expertise: Founded in 1820, this Lloyd’s broker’s roots are in the marine industry, although it now provides the full range of ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 34th UIB Group

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: UK chief executive Bassem Kabban, one of United Insurance Brokers’ founders, oversaw the sale of a 15% stake in the company to Sompo Japan Insurance in July for £3.5m, valuing UIB Holdings at around £23m. Big story: UIB placed cover for a space shuttle mission in April. The clients ...

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    Top 50 Brokers 2011: 31st Adrian Flux

    2011-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Management: The Norfolk-based broker founded in 1973 by Adrian Flux was taken over by his son David in 1999. Expertise: Providing cover for all unusual vehicles, ranging from classic and vintage cars through to heavily modified sports cars and caravans, Adrian Flux is the UK’s largest specialist motor insurance broker. ...