’We believe we can create a business that employees are proud to work for,’ says managing director

The Brunel Group has established a new professional indemnity broker, a statement released yesterday (22 January 2024) said.

Called Brunel PI Brokers, the business will have a focus on UK professional firms and be led by managing director Jon Filer as well as retail broking director Sam Scott.

It will operate from Brunel Group’s head office in Bristol and London office.

“I am extremely excited to launch Brunel PI Brokers and offer businesses across the UK SME and mid-corporate sectors a fresh alternative for their professional indemnity insurance,” said Filer.

“We believe we can create a business that employees are proud to work for, that clients are attracted to place their business through and insurers want to partner with.

“Professional indemnity has been through hard market conditions, which is starting to ease. With hard work, experience and embracing new technologies, we aim to dovetail a smooth quotation process with great results for our clients and exemplary ongoing service.”

’Exciting time’

Brunel PI Brokers are ready to commence trading having received FCA authorisation on 19 January.

Brunel Group said the additional of a specialist PI broker will complement its range of solutions already part of its portfolio.

Other brokers it has includes those in the commercial, personal lines, employee benefits and independent financial planning sectors.

Group chief executive Russell Lane said: “Having started my own insurance career as a professional indemnity broker, it is great to be back in a market I know well.

“Jon and Sam are hugely ambitious and driven individuals who genuinely care about their clients and strive to put them first. They bring in some much-needed competition in this space, which makes this new venture a truly exciting time.”