Peter Stevenson of Stevenson Seacombe
In this episode we have a fascinating conversation with Peter Stevenson who has recently joined the Ataraxia family. Peter’s business merged with a nearby broker as the deal went through and he talks about how that worked, the crucial importance of culture, and the benefits of high-level interaction with insurers.
Adam Thompson 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.
Full Guest Interview with Neal Lowe
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.
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.
Full Guest Interview with Neil Kerkhove
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.
Wes Haynes of Glowsure
Wes shares his thoughts on markets and ancillary products with Jon Stone. A great review of RebuildCostASSESSMENT which any broker would find interesting. A really informative broker perspective.
Full Guest Interview with John Jesson
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.
Ever Wondered What Ataraxia Do?
Here is a quick animation, which outlines our capabilities in 5 neat points.
Broker Acquisition Landscape – Animation
If you are wondering about what your path to retirement could look like, this short animation will help you understand the current UK broker landscape.