Berry Birch & Noble moves to Acturis for commercial lines business

Insurance broker Berry Birch & Noble (BBN) has ditched IT provider Sirius in favour of rival Acturis.

The broker made the decision to change IT provider for its commercial lines business after using Sirius' Policymaster (PMB) legacy system for more than ten years.

It recently went live with Acturis, which is currently being used by 25 BBN staff.

BBN chief executive Paul Harrison said an additional 15 staff would transfer to the system over the next year. BBN currently uses CDL for its personal lines business.

Harrison said: "We are slowly transferring our commercial business from Sirius to Acturis. We approached Acturis after receiving several good references from other companies. So far the service is fantastic and we've had very few teething problems. Acturis' application service provider (ASP) structure also fits in with our plans to acquire more businesses in the future."

Acturis confirmed that it had won the business and said it was delighted to have BBN on board.

Simon Ronaldson, sales and marketing manager for Acturis, said: "This is the fifth site that we have taken from Sirius."

Sirius chief executive of intermediary solutions Mike Dodds said: "It's always disappointing to lose a customer but when you have a big market share like we have you can't keep everybody."