The bought broker has provided specialised insurance for the music industry for more than two decades 

Aston Lark has made yet another acquisition, this time buying a Birmingham-based business insurance broker called S Johnson and Company.

S Johnson arranges insurance for a range of commercial clients.

It has provided bespoke insurance solutions for the music industry for more than 20 years and organised cover for the gun trade for over 10 years. The broker also deals in high value personal household insurance.

Peter Blanc, Aston Lark’s group chief executive, said: “At Aston Lark, we’re really proud of our Lark Music business, where we insure some of the world’s most valuable musical instruments.

“As soon as I met with Steve [Johnson] and we started talking about Johnson’s Cover Notes scheme for musical instrument retailers, the opportunities were really clear and extremely exciting.”

This follows Aston Lark Ireland buying Deanspoint Insurance Brokers two weeks ago. 

Further growth potential

S Johnson was established in 1990. It is led by Steven Johnson and Graham Ettrick.

Johnson, managing director of S Johnson and Company, said: “Our team has for over 20 years specialised in providing insurance services to clients in the gun and music trades.

“Our aim has always been to offer personal and expert service to our clients and we believe that joining the Aston Lark Group will not dilute this objective, but instead bring more resources to the table, as well as offering considerable potential for further growth.”

Blanc added: “The gun cover scheme also represents a great opportunity, providing a new specialism for our group. Johnson and Ettrick’s ethos and customer focus aligns perfectly with ours.

“I’m delighted to welcome the whole team to Aston Lark and I look forward to seeing both schemes thrive in their new home.”