New Board Appointments At Bridge Insurance

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Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd (Bridge) has invited Andre Backner (36) and Alex Cohen (33) to become members of the board of directors. Andre and Alex are the sons of Bridge founders Mike Backner and Gilbert Cohen and have both worked with the company for most of their careers.

Andre has moved from the London office to Manchester where he has been invited to be director and Alex invited to be the director based in the London office. Their promotions to board level will signify a new era for the business, which was founded over 50 years ago.

The leading independent corporate insurance brokers was first set up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and now employs over 100 staff across its two offices, with a range of specialisms. Andre and Alex will be harnessing the team’s expertise across all sectors, with a particular focus on the growth of the construction and real estate business in the north and south.

Says Andre: “Having been with Bridge for 14 years I know the inner workings of the organisation and am delighted to be invited to join the board and moving to the Manchester HQ. The city is in an ongoing period of exciting growth and we are a vital part of that growth, working with some of the most influential developers and landlords in the region.”

Alex adds: “The London arm of Bridge is 11 years old now and building a solid customer base that complements that of our Manchester team. Andre and I are looking forward to building on the brilliant foundations here at Bridge, introducing new ways of working that will enable us to continue to drive the UK and international broking market.”

Mike Backner, who founded the company with Gilbert Cohen in 1970, concludes: “Gilbert and I are incredibly proud of everything Bridge stands for and we both still love coming to work. That won’t change, but now is the right time to invite the next generation to the board of directors. Andre and Alex will take the business into its next era, working alongside our CEO Roger Potts, our Finance Director Catherine Moss and our Property Director Paul Spurway. Andre and Alex will take up their positions when they receive regulatory approval from the FCA.

“We look forward to seeing them carry the baton.”

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