Vizion Insurance Brokers adds fifth partner and strengthens back office team


Vizion Insurance Brokers Limited, the firm set up to attract talented, entrepreneurial, insurance professionals looking to run their own broking business today announce the addition of Russell Boneham as a Partner.

Vizion is also strengthening its commercial lines back office with the appointment of Gemma Godwin. Gemma has a successful background in account handling with a number of brokers including Lucas Fettes, Oval and, most recently, with Sutton Winson.

John Sims, MD at Vizion, commented, “Russell joining adds another dimension to Vizion. His extensive background in operations and customer service coupled with his obvious passion to deliver a high-class broking service means he is absolutely the right fit for Vizion.  We are very pleased to have him on board and to support his ambition. We are also keen to utilise his experience to build a really slick back office.”

Russell Boneham added, “It has been an ambition of mine for some time to create a high-quality brokerage providing a trusted service to my local community, colleagues, friends and family. Regulatory issues have always been a barrier. Fortunately, the support I have from John, Chris and others at Vizion means I now have the opportunity to achieve my goal.”

John Sims continued, “The growth we have enjoyed so far this year has been beyond our expectations. We have attracted a lot of interest amongst the broking community and perhaps we could have grown even quicker. However, we have deliberately taken time to understand how best we can support the business needs of potential Partners and how they might fit with Vizion’s ethos. 

“It’s important to us to create the right balance and to ensure we continue to build a successful team. Bringing Gemma on board is a good example of further strengthening the business to support Partners in delivering the high-class service their clients expect.”

Russell has worked in personal lines broking for 28 years and currently offers consultancy services through Innovo Insurance Consulting Limited.

Russell Boneham joins four existing Partners at Vizion partners:

  • 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. 
  • Pete Living specialist serving the High Net Worth market

The leadership team at Vizion are:

  • John Sims, Managing Director
  • Chris Blackham, Chairman
  • Jeremy Guscott, Development Director
  • Trevor Davies, Director