Continuing its rapid pace of expansion, Aston Lark Ireland today announces the acquisition of A.R. Brassington & Co. Limited, a subsidiary of the ARB Group. Established in 1929 and based in Dublin, Brassington Insurance is one of Ireland’s oldest insurance brokerages, founded by Arthur Rochelle Brassington over 90 years ago.
Today, Brassington Insurance offers solutions to clients and customers, direct and wholesale, led by the management team of Cathal O’Brien and Paul Carty. Supported by a team of skilled and experienced professionals, Brassington Insurance has established itself as a leading provider of travel insurance to individuals, through its innovative online travel trading platform, as well as offering a full range of insurance services to businesses. In addition, its wholesale division specialises in providing professional indemnity solutions to insurance brokers, with a focus on high service standards and market expertise.
Robert Kennedy, Aston Lark Ireland CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Brassington Insurance to the Aston Lark family, and am very much looking forward to working with Paul and the team.
“Brassington Insurance perfectly encapsulates what we look for in an acquisition. It is a business that is deeply rooted in the market, with decades of rich tradition and history, and it shares the same values and passion for their people and customers. Over 90 years of successful trading, a strong client base and a loyal team is testament to this.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO, added: “I’m delighted that the Brassington team are joining Aston Lark Ireland and I want to extend a personal welcome to Paul and his colleagues. Their 90-year history will be treasured by us all.”
Paul Carty, A.R. Brassington & Co. Limited Managing Director, commented: “Brassington Insurance has a long history of providing first-class products to the Irish market. We are excited to be joining Aston Lark to further enhance and broaden our offering to our clients. We see this as a great opportunity for our clients, insurer partners and our loyal team and look forward to working with Aston Lark.”
Echoing Paul’s sentiments, Cathal O’Brien, ARB Group Managing Director, added: “After 33 years with Brassington Insurance, I am stepping away with pride in what we have achieved. I am grateful to all our team (both past and present) who have been instrumental in growing Brassington to what it is today. I am confident that Aston Lark and the Brassington team will continue to grow and develop the business.”