Management: Chief executive Michael Rea is focused on acquisitions and in January hired finance director Bryan Park from a private equity-backed business to help him achieve that aim.

Strategy: CCV, the spin-off consolidator of Towergate set up in 2006, aims to be a top 10 UK broker by the end of 2012, with GWP of £500m.

CCV has completed two acquisitions this year: Lincolnshire-based broker Lincsure, which it will roll into Fenton Insurance Solutions, and specialist taxi insurance broker Hanbury Insurance based in south Wales. Last year, CCV completed 14 broker acquisitions.

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