Insurance Broking heavyweights launch Vizion to attract broking talent


Chris Blackham (Chairman) and John Sims (Managing Director) announce the launch of a new broking venture, Vizion Insurance Brokers Limited, designed to attract talented, entrepreneurial, insurance professionals looking to run their own broking business.

Jeremy Guscott, England rugby legend and TV pundit, is also part of the Vizion’s leadership team. As Development Director, he is responsible for bringing on board new producers and clients.

The final member of Vizion’s leadership team is lawyer Trevor Davies, a partner with international specialist insurance law firm Kennedys. The firm he co-founded, Davies Lavery, was voted Insurance Law Firm of the Year twice, in 2000 and 2005 before merging with Kennedys in 2008.

John Sims, MD, explains, “We decided some time ago that an opportunity presented itself to build a home for brokers who are frustrated with working in an environment where their endeavours are not recognised or appropriately rewarded.

“Vizion offers a well-run, regulated platform for broking entrepreneurs who have their own clients or ideas and want to run their own businesses, have their own equity, and a clearly defined exit route for when they decide to retire. We are already attracting interests from all sectors including Commercial as well as High Net Worth and Property Owners.”

“The proof of the pudding is that before launching we have already attracted three partners thanks to the way we tailor our support to meet the needs of broking entrepreneurs. This includes access to the experience and expertise of the leadership team; capital requirements and practical help in overcoming the many barriers to starting your own business.

Chairman Chris Blackham added, “The fact that, as a team, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of our industry and the challenges facing brokers means we can offer a lot more than say a bank or venture capitalist. We are determined to collaborate as true partners with those that join Vizion.”

Jeremy Guscott commented, “I’ve been involved in world class and high performing teams most of my adult life. Joining John Chris and Trevor will continue the theme.”

Vizion launches with three partners on board. These are:

  • George Seatter is widely known as an expert in the high net worth sector.
  • Russell Sessions looks after a wide variety of Commercial clients and his speciality is Financial Lines.
  • Jonathan Topple well known for his ultra-high net worth customer expertise.