Finch Group snaps up a Broker Network member with its sixth acquisition in 18 months

‘Regional powerhouse’ Finch Group has made its sixth acquisition since partnering with Broker Network and is launching a risk management consultancy.

Finch has purchased Bournemouth-based Opus Risk Solutions, which places £1.7m of commercial premium.

Current Opus shareholders Nick Inge and Clive Clifford will remain with the firm, which is already a Broker Network member.

Vince Gardner, Finch managing director said: “This is an extremely exciting time for Finch Group. The last two years have seen us grow through acquisition and widen our footprint across the South of England with offices in Reading, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton, Isle of Wight and now Bournemouth.

”Our latest partnership will allow us to strengthen our brand across the South Coast and I’m looking forward to welcoming Nick and the Opus team to the ever-growing Finch family.

“Being a community broker means that you become very close to your clients. Their success is our success which is why we wanted to take that extra step in supporting them wherever we can. I firmly believe that risk management should be at the heart of every business but it is often overlooked by SMEs.”

In the last 18 months, Reading-based Finch has grown its GWP from £20m to £34m.