Jensten has acquired the business of White Rose Insurance Solutions in a deal which sees its regional centre of excellence in Yorkshire & Humberside grow with additional offices and teams.
White Rose has established itself as the local broker of choice for commercial and private clients across North Yorkshire and provides a high-quality, traditional insurance service to the communities it serves, with offices in Skipton and Settle. The business also trades as South Lakes Insurance Solutions from its office in Kendal.
Jensten currently has offices in Bradford and Leeds. The business’ presence in the region was bolstered last year with the acquisition of Ravenhall Risk Solutions, which saw MD Neil Grimshaw taking on the role of Regional Managing Director. Andy Gould, White Rose’s Managing Director, will report into Grimshaw.
Commenting on the deal, Andy said: “From the beginning of our conversations with Jensten, it was clear that becoming part of the group was the right route for the business in its next chapter. Throughout the process, the Jensten team has focussed on our people, our culture and our clients. Having shared values is really important to us and provides a great foundation for future growth and development.”
Neil commented: “White Rose is a well-regarded broker whose commitment to servicing customers to the highest possible standard is clear throughout the business. As such they are the perfect fit for our growing region. Andy and his team will give us the foundations for growth in North Yorkshire, and we are excited to welcome them to the Jensten family.”
Rob Organ, Jensten Retail MD added: “Increasingly, we’re talking to brokers who are considering a sale and want to sell to a business which has a clear commitment to retaining a regional presence, providing certainty to their people and clients. Our strategy of growing regional centres of excellence fits well with these businesses. We’re delighted to welcome Andy and the White Rose team to the business as we continue to build our presence in Yorkshire.”