’We’re seeing real success as we grow our regional footprint across the UK,’ says manging director 

Insurance distribution business Jensten Group has acquired Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers as part of plans to expand its presence in East Anglia, a statement released yesterday (12 December 2023) said.

Scrutton Bland caters to clients looking for both commercial and private insurance and has a particular focus on commercial property.

Jensten said the deal will bring a team of more than 50 and gross written premium (GWP) of £22m to the business.

Rob Organ, manging director of Jensten Retail, said: ”Scrutton Bland Insurance Broker’s reputation for providing a high-quality and tailored service to clients across East Anglia, as well as their specialist offering to charity and agricultural communities, makes them a great new addition to Jensten.”

Regional presence

This acquisition came after Jensten completed a deal to acquire East Anglia-based One Broker Group (3 November 2023).

Scrutton Bland will join One Broker as Jensten pursues regional and specialist centres of excellence strategy, focused on growing both a broader regional footprint and a larger number of specialisms.

Tim Mulley, who is a director at Scrutton Bland, will continue to lead the business, reporting to Sean Clark, Jensten Insurance Brokers’ regional managing director.

“It was important to us that we join a business with a good cultural fit and a clear focus on clients. It was evident right from the beginning that this was the case with Jensten,” he said.

”We have a strong presence in the East Anglian region and preserving that local connection with our clients was important for us.

”We wanted to join a business that was able to support our growth, offer continued stability to our clients, at the same time as genuinely appreciating the significance of preserving our regional connection.”