Bollington acquisition

The Bollington Group acquired Manchester commercial insurance specialist Greystone Insurance Services – its first buy since Groupama took a majority share of the business. Greystone controls over £6m in annual premiums and is particularly strong in the property owners' field. First published 4 October

Zurich head appointed

Zurich appointed Richard Coleman as head of personal lines for the UK broker division. Coleman is currently head of Navigators & General, Zurich’s yacht and motorboat insurance division. He will continue to hold that position until a replacement has been appointed. First published 4 October

Help for policyholders

The FSCS stepped in to help customers of Bracknell broker Your Health Plus Insurance Services who may have lost money after the firm went into administration. More than 100 policyholders are expected to be affected nationwide.First published 3 October

Hampden adviser post

Hampden Agencies said Sir Adam Ridley had joined as an adviser. It said the appointment would strengthen Hampden’s role in advising private investors at Lloyd’s. First published 4 October

QBE Ireland rebrand

QBE launched QBE Ireland following the integration and rebranding of its three Irish primary insurance businesses, DA Constable Syndicate (Ireland), Ensign and QBE Insurance (Europe). First published 3 October