Adam Thompson, Director of Thompson Insurance
Does succession mean retirement to you? Do you have good local connections with other brokers or are they your competition? Is collaboration and joining forces in the face of the larger consolidators something that could help you? Join Helen O’Neill and Adam Thompson of Thompson Insurance Brokers discussing these important aspects of life as broker going forward.
Neil Lowe, MD of Needham Insurance Services
In this episode Ataraxia’s Helen O’Neill talks to Neal Lowe, the MD of Needham Insurance Services in Nuneaton. This interview comes somewhat “hot of the press” of Neal’s recent press activity, links to which are attached. This specifically relates to the launch of Needham’s new liquidation service, developed following their takeover of the Inspire book of business in late 2020, after Inspire went out of business. We explore this in some detail, along with some background on Neal and the business, and of course, Neal’s plans for future growth.
Neil Kerkhove, MD of Warwick Davis
Helen O’Neill of Ataraxia talked to Neil Kerkhove about his journey with Warwick Davis Insurance Brokers – from his start as the humble filing clerk, all the way to MD and majority shareholder. Neil talks about the strong family values of the business, and how important it is to keep those values through strong succession planning, and the steps he already has in play to ensure that the future planning is on track- and how this makes Warwick Davis perfectly poised for acquisitions.
Adam & Luke talk to Boston Tullis
In this episode, Luke Clarke (Managing Director) and Adam Boakes (Broker Relationship Director) of Ataraxia, talk to Sarah Myerscough of Boston Tullis, a digital marketing media. They share their thoughts of the market changes brought about by the working from home culture necessitated by the current global pandemic. They also explain where the Ataraxia product offering fits into the current landscape of M&A activity.
Wes Haynes of Glowsure
In this episode Jon Stone from Ataraxia is joined by Wes Haynes from Glowsure. Wes highlights the features and benefits of using the property valuation service by RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com
John Jesson, Director of RIB
In this episode, Ataraxia’s Helen is joined by John Jesson, former owner of RIB Group Ltd who sold in 2020 to a like-minded local broker. John talks to us about his and his fellow shareholder, Terry Harpham’s, initial reasons for joining Ataraxia in 2013.