Jensten has acquired Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers in a deal which will strengthen its regional centre of excellence in East Anglia. The deal brings a team of more than 50 across two additional offices and GWP of £22 million to the business.
Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers has a reputation for delivering a high-quality broking service to clients across multiple sectors, with a particular focus on commercial property. The business boasts well-established charity and agricultural specialisms, with an in-depth understanding of the unique requirements of clients in these sectors.
This acquisition follows last month’s announcement which saw Jensten complete the deal to acquire East Anglia-based One Broker Group. Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers will join One Broker as Jensten pursues a regional and specialist centres of excellence strategy, focussed on growing both a broader regional footprint, and a larger number of specialisms.
Tim Mulley, Director at Scrutton Bland Insurance Brokers will continue to lead the business, reporting to Sean Clark, Jensten Insurance Brokers Regional Managing Director.
Tim commented: “It was important to us that we join a business with a good cultural fit and a clear focus on clients. It was evident right from the beginning that this was the case with Jensten. We have a strong presence in the East Anglian region and preserving that local connection with our clients was important for us. We wanted to join a business that was able to support our growth, offer continued stability to our clients, at the same time as genuinely appreciating the significance of preserving our regional connection.”
Rob Organ, Jensten Retail MD, added: “We’re seeing real success as we grow our regional footprint across the UK. Our recent announcement in Yorkshire and now additional investment into East Anglia are testament to our strategic focus of establishing regional centres of excellence. At the same time, we want to grow our specialist capabilities, with propositions focused on specific client and industry sectors. Scrutton Bland Insurance Broker’s reputation for providing a high-quality and tailored service to clients across East Anglia, as well as their specialist offering to Charity and Agricultural communities makes them a great new addition to Jensten and we look forward to welcoming Tim and the team to the Jensten family.”