Partners& chief executive says CGI was the ‘perfect fit’ 

CGI Insurance Services has completed its sale process, which it started at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020, and it is now rebranding as Partners&. 

Family business CGI was founded in the late 1960s by Tamworth businessman John Barker. He grew the business with his son Luke and close family friends Stan and Paul Bell to create a team of 40 staff across three offices in Lichfield, Nottingham and Stow-on-the-Wold.

Phil Barton, chief executive of Partners&, said: “We could not be more pleased to have Luke and his team from CGI on board.

”They joined just before the pandemic took hold and I’m proud that we could offer the hand of partnership and friendship to them, their staff and their clients.

“CGI already has a great reputation for excellent client relationships and so was a perfect fit for us as we build our innovative and class-leading advisory business.

”For us, clients and people come first and if you get those aspects right, all else follows. We’re at the start of an exciting journey together.”

CGI offers commercial insurance broking advice to local and national businesses; it has specialist knowledge in waste management, timber construction, life sciences and renewable energy.