Continuum becomes first addition since company's acquisition by Towergate

Broker Network has added its 168th member - and first since its acquisition by Towergate last month.

In a statement Broker Network said Continuum Insurance Brokers, based in Hertford, would "immediately benefit from access to the strength of a national, unified voice, unique insurer deals and enhanced commissions."

Bernard Murphy, Managing Director of Continuum, said: "Having considered several options in reviewing our growth plans for Continuum, we feel confident that Broker Network can deliver invaluable support across various business services, including marketing and IT which we feel will be of particular relevance to us.

"We have been assured by Grant Ellis and his colleagues that Broker Network’s position within the network division of Towergate will offer us bigger, better deals and wider distribution in an increasingly competitive market."

Mark Wood, Managing Director of Broker Network added: "We are obviously delighted to welcome a Member of such high quality to our thriving network, signalling a great start to 2008.

"Continuum has worked closely with us to understand the opportunities that will arise as a result of our position within Towergate and are keen to maximise these as soon as possible. As this new year begins, it’s very much 'business as usual' at Broker Network as we look to keep delivering the best insurer deals and business support services to all of our Members."

Continuum was formed following an MBO from Martin Hale & Co in July 2005, after which Bernard Murphy, Clive Mann and Neil Brady took control of the company.