The County Group has concluded the purchase of Swinford Insurance Consultants Ltd, based in Kinver (West Midlands), making it a hat-trick of acquisitions for County during the last three months.
Dave Clapp, CEO County Group, said:
“Swinford is a quite excellent fit, as the team, most of whom are long-serving employees, have built a book of loyal customers, and the result is a really attractive portfolio for our insurer partners. This really was simply too good an opportunity to miss, and we look forward to working with Swinford’s directors Chris Dunn and Mike Brevitt to invest in their business to develop and grow it further around their catchment.”
Swinford was founded in 1982 and sells both personal and commercial lines. Chris Dunn and Mike Brevitt will both stay post-deal and continue to run the business and look after their clients.
Chris said: “We had interest from various parties about acquiring us but County was always our preferred route.”
“The opportunity to become not only part of County but also the wider GRP family was compelling, and will be the best fit for our customers and people alike.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Mike Bruce, Group Managing Director for GRP, said: “The County Group continue to deliver their pipeline with another first-class deal completed. Swinford is a quality business that complements our existing footprint in the Midlands. I warmly welcome everyone at Swinford to our team.”
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