The new purchase complements Aston Lark’s performance, film and media brand 

Aston Lark Group has bought Essex Insurance Brokers.

Founded in 1964 and based in Hornchurch, Essex Insurance Brokers serves both personal and business clients nationwide, specialising in the film and visual arts insurance sector.

Peter Blanc, Aston Lark’s group chief executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Beverley and Neil to Aston Lark.

”We are seeing significant growth in our film and media book and I am really proud of the specialist knowledge we have in our growing team. The addition of Essex is perfect and broadens our capability even further.”

The latest acquisition aims to complement the services already offered within Aston Lark’s performance, film and media brand.

Aston Lark also bought Kidderminster-based business Plester Group earlier this month. 

Ideal pedigree

Speaking about the acquisition, Essex Insurance Brokers’ director Beverley Harle said: “Aston Lark is the perfect partner with the ideal pedigree for our business and we are confident that this next chapter in the life of our company will be an excellent opportunity for the most important people in our business – our clients and staff.”

Essex Insurance Brokers’ fellow director Neil Harle added: “For many years we have competed with Aston Lark’s performance, film and media brand for film insurance business.

“Now we join forces, which is good news for us and even better news for our clients.”