PIB Group has grown rapidly through acquisition. We started trading as PIB Insurance Brokers in 2014 and that business has grown to more than a dozen offices across the UK. In addition, we have made several acquisitions which include general insurance brokers, specialist advisers and MGA services. We anticipate continued growth from acquisitions in the future.
PIB Insurance Brokers
PIB Insurance Brokers launched in 2014 and in the past two years PIB has established itself as a dynamic insurance broker attracting individuals with a wealth of experience in the insurance market. PIB specialises in property, construction, transportation, healthcare and personal lines.
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PIB Risk Management
PIB Risk Management was formed from two leading risk management providers, Ford Risk Management and Sigerson Associates, bringing years of experience and expertise together to form a truly unique business.
Channel Insurance Brokers
Channel Insurance Brokers (CIB), based in Guernsey, was acquired by PIB Group in May 2016. CIB has provided insurance services for more than 30 years and is one of the leading Channel Islands insurance brokers, with a broad portfolio of clients across Guernsey, Alderney, Jersey and Sark.
Cooke & Mason
Cooke & Mason, acquired by the PIB Group in April 2016, is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Insurance Brokers, ranked in the country’s top 75 and employing over 120 insurance, claims and risk management specialists.
Fish Insurance, acquired by PIB Group in April 2016, has been providing specialist insurance in the UK for people with pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities or mobility issues for over 40 years.
QPI Legal, acquired by PIB Group in October 2016, is a specialist broking and risk management company providing professional indemnity insurance to the legal profession. It has acted for practices of all sizes and dealt with all aspects of PII.
Thistle Insurance Services
Thistle was acquired by PIB Group in December 2016. The diverse company operates as a broker serving SME clients and a range of affinity schemes. It distributes a range of online niche products and operates as an Managing General Agent offering insurance solutions to over 1,000 UK brokers.
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, based in Cardiff, was acquired by PIB Group in December 2016. The business was established in 1998 and has become a leading provider of solutions across a range of niche motor markets. TFP Schemes concentrates on providing specialist wholesale underwriting facilities to UK brokers.
D E Ford Insurance Brokers
Founded in 1976, D E Ford was acquired by PIB Group in January 2017. It was one of the first brokers in the UK granted chartered status by the CII. D E Ford is based in York and employs over 65 professionals with expertise particularly in the Commercial, Religious, Charity and Care sectors.
Franklands Insurance & Risk Management
Franklands Insurance & Risk Management was acquired by PIB Group in July 2017. Founded in 1984, Franklands is a Chartered Insurance Broker and one of the top 100 UK brokers. The team has particular expertise in Professional Indemnity, Motor Trade, Education, Life Science and Technology risks.
Founded in 1964 Morton Michel is a specialist insurance broker, focused on meeting the needs of service providers and institutions in the childcare sector. The business also has a Personal Lines and General Commercial division.
aQmen is a Managing General Agent providing specialist insurance policies for charities and social enterprises, faith-based organisations and recruitment agencies. aQmen has served these markets for ten years and has delegated underwriting authorities from leading insurers.
Citynet Insurance Brokers
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.
Lorica Insurance Brokers
Lorica is a leading independent insurance broker focussing on property, casualty, motor fleet and professional lines for SME clients in the Leisure and Property markets.
Wilby is a UK Top 100 independent chartered insurance broker. Founded in 1984, Wilby specialises in commercial insurance and risk management solutions for businesses and private individuals.
Key areas of specialty are in the commercial insurance for caravan dealers and parks and care (children’s and social care, hospices and shelters) sectors, plus motorcycle dealers and construction.
Lincsafe was formed in 1993 to provide a specialist health and safety advisory service from large blue chip national companies to small local businesses primarily within the construction sector. Over the years it has developed to provide a nationwide health and safety management service and training to clients throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as a number of overseas projects. Their primary focus is on project inspections and training staff on all matters relating to health and safety.
Wheatley Wright (WWG) is a market leading Liability and Associated Risks Insurance Broker. The business has a reputation as a liability insurance specialist and for offering exclusive insurance products which are tailor-made for specific trades or activities. Their focus is primarily within the construction plus engineering and manufacturing sectors with unique specialist enhanced cover.
Optis Insurance was founded in 2008 and has developed a unique technology platform for the Irish insurance marketplace, allowing the cost-effective distribution of insurance products on behalf on insurers. Optis operates as a Managing General Agent for a number of A rated insurers and is focused on the broker community servicing the SME sector in Ireland. The business provides a suite of combined liability and commercial combined packaged products for sectors including construction, retail, hospitality, property owners, manufacturing and distribution.
The COBRA group of companies ('COBRA'), is a network-centric proposition to independent insurance intermediaries providing a wide range of services for its Network members, agents and clients through its four main operating platforms: COBRA Network, COBRA Underwriting Agencies, COBRA London Markets and COBRA Insurance Brokers.
CMR Insurance Services
BK Insurance Brokers
Established in 1981 with trading history as far back as 1970, BK Insurance Brokers provides insurance solutions to the Property, Corporate, Private Clients and SME sectors. The business has recorded continuous growth and has access, partner or scheme status with over 100 different insurance markets and arranges over 10,000 policies every year.
RA Insurance Brokers
Established in 1996, with a trading history extending back to 1981, RA Insurance Brokers are a leading commercial insurance broker arranging business insurance protection for a range of business sectors. Most notably, RA Insurance Brokers provide a market leading motor trade proposition via a scheme with NIG. Their offering will complement motor and haulage solutions provided by experts within Cooke & Mason who have been a part of PIB since 2016, and Cooper Solutions who were recently acquired towards the end of 2019.
Marx Re Insurance
Rigton Insurance Services
Formed in 1974 and based in Leeds, Rigton Insurance Services specialises in providing niche products to the transport industry including bus and coach insurance, schemes within Classic Preserved Bus, Heritage and Narrow Gauge Railway as well as the Model Retailers and Manufacturers sector. The business also holds Corporate Chartered Insurance Broker status.