In the 14 months since it joined Partners&, Focus, the Oxford based specialist insurance adviser, has gone from strength to strength. It is now making the move to change its name and fully integrate with Partners&, with a view to becoming the UK’s best insurance advisory business.
The team of 16, based at Seacourt Tower, Oxford, has seen great success in developing relationships with its clients, predominantly in the region’s vibrant life science sector, evidenced by its recognition at the 2021 OBN Awards. It also has a growing private client division.
Nick Jones, Focus Managing Director and Partners& Managing Partner (South East), said: “Our team has really thrived since joining Partners&, which has been pleasing to see. In joining a bigger business, we feared we might lose what was special about Focus. Our experience is just the opposite. We are part of a team of like-minded colleagues whose main goal is to do right by our clients. I’m really looking forward to building and developing our continued success.”
Phil Barton, Partners& CEO, said: “The Oxford team have been a great addition to the Partners& family. From day one, they have demonstrated a great care and compassion for their clients, which is directly in line with the spirit and ethos of Partners&. We’re challenging the market to keep the client at the centre of our thinking, which this team, led by Nick, does naturally. Nick has been a great addition to the leadership team and his market insight and capabilities are proving to benefit the wider business.”
The Partners& strategy is to combine the best technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology, to enhance clients’ experience and create a dynamic workplace. The company recently received two awards: Best Diversity & Inclusion Programme and Best UK Start Up at the 2021 UK Broker Awards.