Broker to create one retail division

Heath Lambert is restructuring its core general insurance retail activities into one Heath Lambert Retail organisation.

The broker said this division will focus on maximising the knowledge and expertise of its teams as it seeks to expand its retail operations.

The new retail division incorporates retail – major, financial and professional; retail – national; art, jewellery and private client; and commercial affinity and small business.

Two key senior leadership positions within the Heath Lambert Retail executive committee will be created as a consequence of the integration.

Graham Barr, who currently heads Heath Lambert National, will take on the new role managing director of products and markets; while Alan Pratten, at present head of Heath Lambert MFP team, will assume the role of managing director of retail clients and development.

Heath Lambert chief executive Adrian Colosso said: “Heath Lambert’s objective is to strengthen and develop its role as the leading UK independent adviser and broker that listens to clients, understands insurance markets and tries harder.

“We have achieved some outstanding victories in the past six months. Crossrail, Thames Tideway, Bird’s Eye, the Post Office and Targetfollow have been won due to our specialist knowledge and exceptional service. This refocus of our business is to maximise client service, ensure we utilise all our vast experience and resources, and make Heath Lambert even more agile and fleet of foot in a highly competitive market.

“I am delighted Graham, Alan and the whole team are up for the challenge and are keen to take our proposition forward.”

As part of Heath Lambert’s restructure, the broker will introduce a new company strapline, ‘Big enough to deliver and small enough to care’ to reflect its ethos.

Colosso added: “What sets us apart from our competitors is that we listen, try harder and then deliver, in the good times and the bad times.”

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