Our businesses

Welcome to a whistle stop tour of all the businesses that form PIB Group. If you’re a new or existing customer looking for support on a product or service, please contact one of our friendly advisors through the websites below.

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Our businesses

Specialist commercial lines brokers

PIB Insurance Brokers

PIB Insurance Brokers is a dynamic insurance broker attracting individuals with a wealth of experience in the insurance market. The business provides expertise across a broad range of specialisms including professions, property, construction, transportation, trade credit, real estate, leisure, construction, haulage and charities.


Associated Brands

PIB Risk Management

PIB Risk Management brings years of experience and expertise together to form a truly unique business which focuses on providing simple, creative and effective solutions to risk management. Services include business continuity planning, health and safety consultancy, fire risk assessment as well as an online risk management solution.


Cooper Solutions

The Cooper Solutions portfolio of online solutions include fleet management with daily rate insurance cover, performance forecasting and financial management, used car stock management, electronic appraisal, and online trade vehicle auction.


Channel insurance Brokers

‘CIB’ is based in Guernsey providing insurance services for more than 30 years. It is one of the leading Channel Islands general insurance brokers and the team looks after a broad portfolio of clients across Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey and Sark.


Schemes and affinities

Thistle Insurance Services

Thistle Insurance Services has a wealth of experience and expertise in niche and specialist insurance sectors, with a focus on leisure and lifestyle commercial professional risks markets. It creates, distributes and manages non-brokered niche products for these markets, delivering to consumers and SMEs under the ‘Guard’ brands.


Fish Insurance

Fish is a provider of specialist insurance in the UK for people with pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities or mobility issues. Fish also provides insurance cover for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, inhome products such as stair lifts and hoists as well as cover for wheelchair accessible vehicles.


Morton Michel

Morton Michel is the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist, offering a range of insurance policies for childminders and nannies as well as nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs and other groups connected with childcare.


Barbon Insurance Services

Barbon Insurance Group (‘Barbon’) is the UK’s largest tenant referencing and specialist landlords and lettings insurance intermediary. Formed in 2005 with origins that can be traced back to 1992, Barbon provides a range of insurance broking and related services focused on the UK private rental market. Its products are sold through its three lettings brands; HomeLet, Let Alliance and Rentshield Direct.


Employee Benefits

PIB Employee Benefits

Our employee benefits consultants adopt an approach of supporting organisations across all areas of financial and non-financial rewards that meet the needs of a business and its employees. This includes healthcare, corporate pensions, risk, employee benefit communications and employee benefits technology.



Q Underwriting

Formed in 2018, Q Underwriting brings together established and trusted underwriting brands who provide specialist commercial lines products for niche sectors. Between them, they provide over 25 niche commercial lines products – all backed by A rated insurers. Specialisms include construction, tradesmen and liability; charities, faith and recruitment; public and private hire, fleet and motor trade; and non-standard property. All our products are underwritten in-house by Q’s experienced team.



 Acquinex is a specialist Managing General Agent focusing on providing bespoke M&A insurance products for small to mid-market deals across Europe, through offices in the UK, Germany, Poland and Denmark. 


Associated Brands

Thistle Underwriting

Thistle Underwriting is a specialist underwriting business providing Liability Insurances for Tradesmen, Contracting and Construction businesses, including those which have unusual risk features.


TFP Schemes

TFP are a provider of specialist wholesale underwriting facilities for niche motor to the UK broker market. They have particular expertise in single and fleet risks across taxis, chauffeured vehicles, minibus, motor trade road risks, agriculture, funeral homes and other specialist markets.


aQmen Underwriting

aQmen Underwriting is a Managing General Agent providing specialist insurance policies for three niche market sectors: charities and social enterprises, faith-based organisations and recruitment agencies.


Cobra Underwriting Agencies

Cobra Underwriting Agencies offers commercial insurance products and mainly writes property based solutions. The strong property expertise complements the liability and motor focus of Thistle and TFP. The CUA brand is exclusive to Cobra Network members, offering underwriter-led service for a variety of commercial insurance solutions.


London Market


Citynet is a Lloyd’s broker specialising in the placement of commercial business into the London market. They are a leading supplier of specialist products and services to insurance intermediaries including liability, motor fleet, property and professional indemnity.


Cobra Network

Cobra Network

Members can enjoy retaining their independence while having the power of Cobra Network behind them to prosper and grow. They are provided with market access and exclusive schemes, business planning support, FCA compliance, HR and training support and FCA certification advice.




Optis, based in Ireland, operate as a Managing General Agents for a number of A rated insurers. They provide a suite of combined liability and commercial combined packaged products for sectors including construction, retail, hospitality, property owners, manufacturing and distribution. Products are distributed through a proprietary online platform solution.


Marx Re-Insurance Brokers

Based in Germany, Marx Re is a reinsurance and insurance broking company with a growing global network. The business has a major focus on asset based business, primarily in property and construction, power generation and renewable energy sourced Europe and Latin America.



WDB is a leading independent insurance broker in Poland. Founded in 2007, WDB has experienced rapid growth during its 13-year history driven by both organic development and acquisition. Their diversified business mix is based on strong expertise in a number of sub-segments of life and non-life insurance, with a focus mainly on clients in the real estate, and transportation sector as well as life and health programs in the public sector.


Creane & Creane Insurance

Creane & Creane Insurance is a family-run insurance broker providing commercial and personal lines cover to retail and business customers. The business was established in Enniscorthy in 1945, where it has been located since, making Creane & Creane one of the longest established brokers in Ireland. Over the years, the business has grown a strong brand presence and is known as one of Ireland’s most reputable insurance brokers.