The Jensten Group has confirmed it has completed the deal to buy the multi award-winning schemes broker, Darwin Clayton, following approval from the FCA. The acquisition brings more than 40 staff, 2,300 clients and in excess of £20M GWP to Jensten. The firm has a well-established heritage of delivering tailored solutions to the Contracting sector and marked 100 years of trading in 2020.
The acquisition supports Jensten’s strategy of forming both regional and specialist ‘centres of excellence’, with Darwin Clayton becoming the centre of excellence for schemes. The business has an existing suite of specialist schemes, providing insurance solutions for the Cleaning, Security, Facilities Management, and Electrical Contracting sectors, complementing Jensten’s existing successful schemes, which include pharmacy, hair and beauty, cosmetics, and training.
Commenting on the deal, Jensten Retail MD Rob Organ said: “A major part of our strategy is to develop and distribute bespoke products which meet the specialist needs of different sectors and communities of clients. We know offering clients solutions which are designed to meet their specific needs is a genuine differentiator. I’m delighted to welcome Simon Henderson and the Darwin Clayton team to Jensten. They have proven capability and significant experience in this space and together we’ll focus on growing the range of schemes, offering compelling propositions to more client groups.”