The search for Britain's biggest and best regional brokers has been launched by Insurance Times.

Insurance Times, with its research partner Grant Thornton, will determine the Top 20 Brokers for each of the regions across Britain.

The Top 20 will be revealed at local receptions and awards will be presented for the biggest, most profitable and fastest growing broker in each region.

The lists will be published in Insurance Times and will be covered by the local press.

The information will allow brokers to benchmark themselves against the best operators in their regions and will allow those looking to expansion to assess whether regions are under or over-broked.

Grant Thornton will be using the latest publicly available figures.

But if you want to make sure that the very latest figures are being used, please feel free to contact Fiona Reedy

( fiona.reedy ) at Grant Thornton.

The series kick off with Scotland in May, Wales in June and the Midlands in September.

If you would like to book a free place at one of the award receptions please contact Claire McShane on 020 7618 3417. (

Claire.mcshane ).

For sponsorships contact Philippa Robins on 020 7618 3414 .