Lockyers controls in excess of £5m GWP

Broker Network has acquired Lockyers as its eighth regional partner.

Established in Wakefield, West Yorkshire in 1981, Lockyers controls in excess of £5m GWP, employs 17 people and focuses on commercial lines business.

The long-standing Broker Network member will continue to operate from their current location with a retained management team.

Commenting on the partnership Des O’Connor, Broker Network’s chief commercial officer, said: “Jon has been a strong supporter of the network for a number of years and I’m delighted to welcome him to the family.

“It’s fantastic that he had the confidence in us to support him on the next stage of his business’s lifecycle.”

Lockyers will become the network’s eighth regional partner, and follows confirmation of the seventh, Manchester-based MCM, last month.

Lockyers chief executive, Jon Newall, added: “After becoming Broker Network premier members in 2004 and a long career in SME insurance broking, I see this move to join BN Partners as the next exciting step in our development.

“Whilst our commitment to providing personal service will not change we will be looking for areas that we can progress to support our growing client base.”