Leeds-based commercial broker Attis Insurance reports rapid growth

Pictured are Neil Beck, Keith Browne and Justin Chadwick with Attis’ Leeds team

Newly launched commercial risk and insurance broker Attis Insurance has reported strong growth in its first nine months trading.

The business expects premium to top the £50m barrier in 2022, and since its launch in Leeds in February this year, has opened a total of six offices across the north, with a headcount of 75.

The firm is backed by chairman and industry veteran Joe Henderson, who sold his Leeds-based, 30-year-established Henderson Insurance Broking Group to global professional services firm Aon for £90m in December 2017.

Since the launch of its Leeds head office, which is led by directors and former Henderson employees Keith Browne, Neil Beck and Justin Chadwick, Attis Insurance has opened five further offices to cover the Manchester, Halifax, Teesside, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire regions, with plans to open a London base next year.

Attis director Keith Browne said: “Our rapid growth is a reflection of our strategic drive to scale the business so that we can provide a really strong regional presence for commercial customers across the UK and across a range of industries.

“We are differentiating ourselves quite clearly from other brokers in the market, as a modern and dynamic business helping directors protect their balance sheets from risk with bespoke insurance cover planned properly by people who actually understand clients’ businesses and the sectors they work in.”

He added: “Because everything is actioned in-house we are able to guarantee swift decision making and innovative support for our clients at all times. Throughout the challenges presented by Covid we have been determined to put our clients first, providing a level of personal service and professionalism that has been massively appreciated.”

Further growth is planned for Attis Insurance into 2022 with more hires scheduled and potential organic acquisitions in the pipeline for the coming months.

Neil Beck said: “As we continue to recruit, creating quality jobs, in Leeds and across the north and Midlands, we are very much aware that we are aiming to be an employer of choice, creating the best brokerage by attracting and retaining the best people. We’re really proud of what our team have achieved in our first six months and by investing in people and their careers we hope to make the next six months and beyond even more successful.”

Over 33 years, Joe Henderson grew his previous venture from a sole-trader outfit in Scunthorpe to a 400-strong brokerage with 16 UK offices before its sale to the US-based insurance group Aon. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for services to business and the community in Lincolnshire, where he lives.

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