Purple Partnership has 28 members after first year

The Jelf-backed broker network Purple Partnership has exceeded its first-year target for gross written premium by £30m.

The network, which was launched at the end of 2007, has a combined gross written premium (GWP) of £70m.

It now has 28 members around the UK, although it is based in the South West. It is targeting brokers with GWP of more than £2m.

Phil Barton, group commercial director at Jelf and chairman of Purple Partnership, said the network now planned to smash its original target of £100m GWP by 2010.

Meanwhile, Jelf has appointed Mark Bracher as a director of Jelf Professions. Bracher joined Ntegrity in August last year after leaving Lockton Professions, where he was managing director of the Bristol business.