Yes, another broker deal signed and sealed for Aston Lark – that makes three in one week. Double busy!
Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, shows no signs of slowing down on the acquisition front as it today announces the acquisition of Venture Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Based in Bristol, Venture Insurance was formed with the primary purpose of looking after clients first and foremost, offering traditional insurance advice to both businesses and individuals. When it comes to commercial insurance, Venture advises on business risks across every sector and provides assistance with surveys, claims analysis and health & safety. The business has specialist expertise in Professional Indemnity insurance, property management, haulage, small business solutions and also risk management, offering practical and straightforward advice on business continuity planning, risk management programmes and more.
Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO, said: “From our initial meeting with the Venture team we have been continually impressed with their ‘client first’ approach which sits perfectly with the ethos of Aston Lark. We’re excited about further expanding our presence in the South West, following our earlier acquisition of Brunel Professions, and the growth opportunities we now have in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We are particularly pleased that the senior leadership team at Venture have chosen to invest part of their proceeds into Aston Lark as a commitment to long term Group ambitions.”
Simon James, Venture Insurance Managing Director, added: “It is with great delight that we are able to announce that we are joining forces with Aston Lark. Peter Blanc and Stuart Rootham are traditional brokers, and this provides us with continuity and gives us the confidence that clients and staff will continue to be looked after in the same way for years to come.”