Clear Group grows northern footprint with broker acquisition


The Clear Group has announced (13 November 2023) the acquisition of Peter Hoare & Company (Insurance Brokers) Limited based in Sheffield. This latest deal grows Clear’s presence in the North of England as it continues to build a long term and sustainable business.

Established in 1964, Peter Hoare & Company (Insurance Brokers) Limited is a highly reputable broker with particular strengths in commercial, motor and liability risks. Since 1983 the business has also been providing insurance services to members of the British Metal Recycling Association.

The Peter Hoare team of 23 staff led by Managing Director Heather Clewes will now play an integral part in building Clear’s capability in the North of England by working closely with Clear colleagues to drive the business forward.

Mike Edgeley, Group CEO of the Clear Group said: “We have known the Peter Hoare team for many years and are delighted that this successful business led by an exceptional management team has joined Clear at this exciting time.

Both our businesses are culturally aligned, sharing the same values of doing the right thing for our staff and clients.  As a result, Peter Hoare is a strong performing business which has a great track record of delivering organic growth year on year.'

Heather Clewes, Managing Director of Peter Hoare & Company (Insurance

Brokers) Limited said: “This is the right time for us to join forces with the Clear Group as we look to enhance our client proposition. The Clear Group also offers our staff the opportunity to flourish by being part of a fast-growing insurance business which has such an exciting future.’