Aston Lark’s group chief executive says the broker is becoming ’a real powerhouse in private medical insurance’

Aston Lark has made its second acquisition of the week today (6 January 2022) after purchasing Phoenix Healthcare UK.

Established in 1996, independent UK broker Phoenix Healthcare is based in Oadby, Leicestershire. It specialises in all aspects of corporate healthcare provision.

Peter Blanc, Aston Lark’s group chief executive, said: “We’re becoming a real powerhouse in private medical insurance.”

This follows Aston Lark buying Hove-based broker Mainstay Insurance earlier this week.

Great home

Speaking on the deal, Paul Wright, founding director of Phoenix Healthcare, said: “Both Lee Shorter and I have over 35 years’ experience in the industry and are delighted to choose Aston Lark as the long-term partner for our business.

“We firmly believe that [it] will be a great home for our staff and share our client-first approach to corporate healthcare broking.”

Shorter, founding director of Phoenix Healthcare, added: “Becoming part of Aston Lark and having access to [its] resources and products will provide [a] great opportunity for further helping our clients.”

Blanc said: “When I first met Wright and Shorter, it was clear they share the same client service ethos as Aston Lark.”