Bolton-based independent insurance broker, Ives & Taylor, has joined forces with Partners&, a new insurance and employee benefits advisory business with 12 offices throughout the UK. The move is in line with the Partners& strategy to build a hub in the North of England and brings strong commercial lines, professional indemnity, and private client practices into the Partners& portfolio.
Ives & Taylor was established in Bolton in 1965 and has built a strong reputation as a well-respected community broker with many long-term relationships with local businesses. It employs 13 people. Stephen Buckley, Managing Director of Ives & Taylor, said:
“We’re excited to be joining Partners&. We believe in the vision that Phil has for the business, and the opportunity it brings for our people and our clients. We are
proud of our heritage and of the service and care we bring to our clients, so it is of critical importance to us to be part of a values-based organisation which shares our core principles around clients and people.”
Phil Barton, Partners& CEO, said: “Creating a hub in the North of England is an important step for us in developing our national footprint. For us to continue our mission, which seeks to return the market to the best traditions of advice and relationships, combined with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, it was critical that we aligned ourselves with a business which shares our values and will fit in with our culture. We have found that in Ives & Taylor and I’m confident it will be a good move for the team, their clients and of course, Partners&.”