PIB Group (PIB) has brought together the expertise of two of its existing businesses, Sigerson Associates and Ford Risk Management, to create PIB Risk Management. The business officially opened its doors on Thursday 15th February. The combined business has over 40 employees with 24 risk professionals on the road, and there are plans to continue its rapid growth.
Brendan McManus, Chief Executive of PIB, is excited by the new business: “With Sigersons and Ford Risk Management we had two really strong businesses and the creation of PIB Risk Management is hugely positive for the group. Risk management should be at the heart of every business, and we have a capability which we think sets us apart from our competitors. Having a large, specialist team dedicated to our broad risk management service proposition is incredibly exciting for the executives meeting our clients every day. I’m confident this will help to support our ambitious growth plans.”
Established over 15 years ago, Sigerson Associates brings comprehensive risk management and health and safety advice, and a broad and loyal client base across a wide range of industries including motor trade, haulage, logistics, hotels, leisure and care. The Sigerson business also has a market-leading, on-demand web based risk management system, xCenta, which allows businesses of all sizes to manage their risk exposures in an intuitive and cost-effective way.
Formed in 2003, Ford Risk Management brings an ever-growing, nationwide team of risk managers who draw on a wealth of experience in areas such as enforcement, education, leisure, facilities, construction, care, hospices and more. The Ford Risk Management ethos is to keep things simple by creating and implementing quality management systems which allow clients to reduce costs and paperwork, and improve their overall levels of compliance.
McManus continued: “We believe in all our businesses and provide on-going investment and support to help deliver their long-term plans. This in turn enables the Group to create and grow opportunities across a range of niche and specialist sectors. When Sigerson Associates and Ford Risk Management came into the fold there was an obvious fit in how they complement each other and the enhanced benefits for both our risk and insurance clients. It is hugely satisfying to see these teams working together so effectively already and the collaboration with our broking teams.”
The merged business will be led by Adrian Robinson, Gavin Leatherbarrow and Stuart Upton.
Adrian Robinson, Managing Director for PIB Risk Management commented: “It would be an understatement to say we are excited about the future. The combined strength that we now have means we can provide advice and solutions to a wide range of industries, using a wide range of channels. We have what we believe is the best online risk management system in xCenta, and a team of nationwide risk professionals. It means we can create bespoke solutions for any business, ensuring they manage their risk in the way that is right for them.”
Gavin Leatherbarrow, Operations Director for PIB Risk Management commented: “Creating PIB Risk Management brings together a number of talented and professional individuals to form a strong and diverse team. Together we will be able to respond to client risk management needs and deliver proportionate, workable and sensible management solutions.”
Visit the new PIB Risk Management website.
About PIB Group
PIB Group launched in 2014 and has grown rapidly through acquisitions and by employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance market. PIB Group comprises the business of PIB Insurance, Cooke & Mason, Fish Insurance, Channel Insurance Brokers, QPI Legal, Thistle Insurance Services, TFP Schemes, D E Ford, Franklands, Morton Michel, aQmen underwriting, Citynet Insurance Brokers and PIB Risk Management. The group offers a range of specialist teams, products and services to clients from a network of offices across the UK and Guernsey.