Insurance broker snaps up Nottingham counterpart

Insurance broker Anthony James has expanded after buying a Nottingham counterpart.

Anthony James, which is based in Loughborough, has snapped up Bale Insurance Brokers, in a deal which will bring a wider range of services for the clients of both firms.

Bale Insurance Brokers is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022 and the decision to team up with Anthony James has been described as “hugely exciting” by managing director Jeff Bale.

He said: “We’re delighted to seal this partnership with such a highly-respected firm as Anthony James. The deal will result in a wider range of services for our clients, including access to more insurance markets and an in-house claims management team. Being part of the Anthony James Insurance Brokers group of companies will bring forward access to resource and a dynamic range of solutions for all of our clients’ changing insurance requirements.”

Bale will have a senior role within Anthony James and maintain client and colleague relationships. A key part of the deal is that Bale will keep its Nottingham office open.

Steve Boorman, Anthony James managing director, said: “We’re excited to announce this expansion and look forward to welcoming Jeff and his colleagues as part of the team. Bale is a recognised name in the local insurance brokerage world and we’re delighted that their loyal clients will now have access to a wider range of insurance support.

“The last year has been one of major growth for the brokers, with additional businesses brought into the group including Impaqt. This brings together Health & Safety and HR support, to provide its customers with a dovetailed risk management program that runs alongside the commercial insurance arrangements, providing 360 protection.

“For Anthony James, this is the next step in our strategic growth plan. “The integration of Jeff and his team has already begun and we look forward to helping Bale’s clients get the very best insurance advice available.”

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