UNA broker alliance unveils a new member

Centor Insurance and Risk Management appointment fulfils UNA’s expansion promise; and there could even be more

UNA, the organisation owned by 12 of the UK’s largest regional insurance brokers, can announce the appointment of its latest member; London-based Centor Insurance and Risk Management. The appointment which will take effect from 1 January, will introduce Centor Insurance to increased market presence and exclusive use and input into UNA branded products along with access to shared training resources and reduced rates for training their employees through partner companies.

UNA project groups in areas such as compliance, people development, and broking management will also provide Centor Insurance with first class support. UNA has also established strong commercial relationships with its insurer partners, based upon the sound principal of mutual benefit. This is set to enhance Centor’s market presence in its specialist sector areas which includes motor trade; marine cargo; engineering; and property.

UNA Executive Chairman, Tim Ryan commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Centor on board as new members to UNA.  It is a very well respected firm and comes with an established reputation and strong market presence, so will sit well round our table. “

Neil Walton, CEO at Centor added: “We have always regarded our independence as a strength of this business, so joining UNA, an alliance of like-minded independent brokers can only make us stronger.  We look forward to working and growing together.”

Tim Ryan also hinted at the possibility of further developments for UNA, concluding: “Following on from announcements made at our recent Annual Conference, UNA is in the middle of an active recruitment strategy.  As the market place continues to be demanding for the large independent broker, we believe that the Alliance offers a real alternative to networks and consolidators.  We have a number of additional members in the pipeline and view ourselves very much as the automatic choice for the quality independent broker. 

 “We very much look forward to 2016 and the opportunities that will present themselves.”