Finch Group acquires Bridle Insurance in biggest deal to date


Finch Group snaps up its biggest deal to date, with the purchase of Oxfordshire-based Bridle Insurance; its eighth acquisition since becoming an Ethos Broking regional partner.

Bridle Insurance based in Witney, Oxfordshire manages £10m GWP and is a Commercial and Personal lines business with a strong focus on Fleet. Established over 45 years ago the brokerage now employs 17 people and is led by directors Neil Fox and Bob Turley.

Bridle Insurance will retain their office premises and the staff will all stay with the business. Neil will move into a consultancy role whilst Bob will join the Finch Group management team.

Commenting on the acquisition, Vince Gardner, Finch’s Managing Director said: “I’m thrilled to welcome Neil, Bob and the team to Finch. This eighth deal is our largest to date and Bridle Insurance is a brokerage I have admired for many years. They have strong client relationships and have a perfect cultural fit with the Finch group.

Each of our acquisitions have brought a new dynamic to the group and I believe Bridle can only strengthen our offering in the South. We’re looking forward to the future and are hugely proud of the invaluable service our team is providing to SMEs in our region and beyond.

Finch Group are one of the Top 50 Commercial Insurance Brokers in the UK and were the first broker to join Ethos Broking in 2016 and have since made eight acquisitions including the purchases of Citymain, Taylor Beaumont, Miller & Co, Opus Risk Solutions & Specialist Insurance Agency.