The County Group acquires Inspire Risk Management Ltd

The County Group, whose Preston office is located on Winckley Square, are pleased to announce that they have acquired Inspire Risk Management Limited.

Inspire Risk Management was founded in 2008 and the CEO and Co-Founder Neil Reid has led the company to what it is today. Inspire Risk Management specialise in providing quality insurance solutions for 2,000 of their corporate, commercial & private clients.

Neil Reid will remain at Inspire Risk Management as a consultant post acquisition and Chris Boothman will remain as Managing Director for the business. All existing staff and premises will remain the same. With the acquisition of Inspire Risk Management, The County Group is now approaching £90m GWP.

Dave Clapp, CEO of The County Group, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to announce we have completed our second acquisition of our new financial year, what a great first month we have had. Inspire Risk Management is a great business and adds a different dimension to The County Group. We have got to know Neil Reid and Chris Boothman well over the last 18 months and now look forward to meeting their great team that work for them.

“Inspire Risk Management has been a long-term target of my Acquisition Manager Keith Frost and it is testament to his hard work that we have managed to complete this deal.

“We really admire the success of Inspire Risk Management, in a relatively short space of time they have grown to be a force to be reckoned with in the Northwest broking arena, we hope to build on the growth they are achieving and help them continue to take the business even further forward.”

The County Group is now approaching £90 million premium and is on track to push that past the £100m barrier in the current financial year which ends in September 2018.”

Neil Reid, CEO of Inspire Risk Management commented: “I have know the Directors of The County Group for a number of years and they share the same ethos as ourselves which is to provide the best level of service to each of their clients through a dedicated and talented servicing team.

Being part of a larger group presents a great opportunity for both our clients and staff and we are looking forward to working with the County team and building upon the success we have enjoyed since our formation almost 10 years ago.”



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