Saffron acquires Hertford-based broker Continuum

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Broker Network-owned Saffron Insurance has acquired Hertford business insurance broker Continuum.

The addition marks the second acquisition since Saffron was itself purchased by Broker Network in January. Broker Network is aiming to grow Saffron into a regional hub, as it has done with previous purchase Finch Group.

David Beswick, Saffron’s managing director, said: “I’m delighted to be announcing this so soon after the acquisition of Grove Financial Management. We’ve got to know Bernard Murphy and his senior team well now and I have the highest regard for what they have achieved. 

“We look to work with brokers that have natural synergies with Saffron Insurance as well as complementing our existing client base and product offering.

“Continuum also sees our footprint expand further across the East of England as part of our plans for growth. Their values and customer-centered focus fits our own ethos of exceeding client expectations and we are delighted to welcome them into the business.”

A spokeswoman for Broker Network confirmed to Post that Saffron is looking at further acquisitions and has a “strong pipeline” of activity.

All 15 Continuum employees including the three directors; Bernard Murphy, Neil Brady and Clive Mann will remain working from their current office.

The news follows the acquisition of Finch Group in October 2016 and Citymain Insurance Services in January 2017.

Broker Network went on to acquire County in February 2017, Boyd Insurance in May 2017, and Thompson & Richardson in December.

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