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The latest insurance, risk management and Appointed Representative news from Momentum.
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  • Momentum Meets: Alistair Body

    Momentum Meets: This podcast was first published on 24 January 2024. 🚨 Announcing our new Momentum Meets podcast hosts* 🚨   In our first episode of 2024, Alistair Body hands over the reins of the Momentum Moments podcast to Matt Meader, Nathan Riddle and Matt Thomas.   "Having all joined me previously on Momentum Moments,…
  • 101: Navigating career crossroads

    If you find yourself contemplating a career change, mark your calendar for Tuesday 6th February  at 1pm when we’ll be hosting a Navigating Career Crossroads webinar featuring a panel of successful self-employed individuals. This one-hour session promises to provide valuable insights into their journeys and arm you with key takeaways to help you get the…
  • Malago Insurance Brokers acquires Mulberry Insurance Brokers

    Malago Insurance Brokers acquires Mulberry Insurance Brokers.   As a growing business, Malago Insurance Brokers are pleased to announce the acquisition of Mulberry Insurance Brokers, following the retirement of their principal Keith Johnson.   Speaking about the acquisition, Managing Director Mathew Rowles highlights the importance of remaining personal.   “We will continue to offer service…
  • Upcoming events and webinars

    Save the date: Wednesday @ 10am.   New for 2024, Momentum Broker Solutions are pleased to reveal 'Webinar Wednesday'. We've listened to the feedback from our broker partners, and will hold all future webinars on the same day at the same time to better support their diaries.   Each month will feature a specific topic.…
  • Momentum Broker Solutions Sponsor Bournville RFC Match Kit

    Momentum Broker Solutions is delighted to announce its partnership with Bournville Rugby Football Club as the proud sponsor of the Under 14 Boys match kit. This collaboration underscores Momentum's commitment to supporting grassroots sports and fostering community engagement.   Also known as ‘The Choccos’ thanks to its strong historical connections to the chocolate factory, Bournville…
  • Attracting the talent of the future

    2023 has seen a record number of apprentices employed by market-leading Appointed Representative network Momentum Broker Solutions. In January the business welcomed four new joins into their Broking Team, with one individual expanding his skill set into the Business Systems department.   This week Momentum are delighted to welcome yet another three to the team.…
  • Broker partner Nigel Bartlett features in Insurance Age

    “I didn’t succeed by changing my business plan. I succeeded because of my business plan.”   One of our broker partners, Nigel Bartlett, recently featured in an Insurance Age article talking about passing the £1m milestone.   He shares what it took to get to the magic £1m GWP - and a Mont Blanc pen!…
  • Momentum Conference 2023

    Momentum Conference 2023

    On Thursday 7th September, we hosted our annual ‘Partners in Success’ conference for over 160 guests. Broker partners from across the UK joined us in Nottingham for an insightful day of Momentum updates, followed by an evening of networking and entertainment.   The day began with a warm welcome from Managing Director Howard Pepper. His…
  • Staycation Postcards

    With summer in full swing, we've taken inspiration from our broker partners across the UK on where to visit, and what's best to do in their local area.   You can check out the posts on the Momentum Broker Solutions LinkedIn for comments and suggestions from others. Adam Stanger, of Orkney Insurance Brokers, was born…
  • Clearview Hillclimb

    A Clearview to Hill Climb

    It's not every day you see your name in lights (or on a car!), but we take great pride in supporting our community.   Our broker partner Gavin McLaren, from Clearview Credit, completed the first British Hill Climb racing event of the season in Gloucestershire in April. The "car behaved itself well and we finished…
  • Steve Walton

    Momentum Appoints New Compliance Director

    Momentum Broker Solutions, the market leading Appointed Representative network, is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Walton as Quality and Compliance Director on 19 June 2023.   Steve has built a stellar reputation with a career spanning more than 20 years in the insurance industry. Leaving his previous role as Head of Compliance at…
  • Pathway

    New Training Programme Launching Soon Following Successful Pilot

     Momentum Broker Solutions is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Pathway Programme, an initiative designed to provide comprehensive support and development for individuals seeking to enhance their sales and general skills within their business and day-to-day roles. The programme’s unveiling comes off the back of successful pilot sessions, during which participants offered…

  • 101: The Cost of Starting Up

    Embarking on the journey of starting your own brokerage can be exciting. Aspiring entrepreneurs often find themselves lost in the unknowns, particularly the financial aspect. Questions regarding the actual cost of setting up a brokerage and dispelling rumors surrounding it have been the topic of many discussions.   Starting a brokerage requires careful planning and…
  • Momentum expands with new Broking Manager

    Momentum Broker Solutions, the market leader in the Authorised Representative broker network, is delighted to announce the appointment of Alec Crowter as their new Broking Manager. 2022 was Momentum’s best year yet, as the recent financials revealed, and the company is continually looking for exceptional people to join them. Broking Director Matt Brunton is delighted…
  • Broker Q&As are back!

    Starting your own insurance brokerage can be a lucrative and rewarding pivot in your career, enabling you to take control of your future and truly profit from your efforts and your client relationships. Across 2022, Momentum partnered with 17 new start-up businesses, each benefiting from the professionalism and support provided by their dedicated Broking Team…
  • Howard Pepper

    Momentum Broker Solutions – 2022 Financials

    Thank you for a "tremendous" year Momentum Broker Solutions had a “tremendous” 2022, according to founder and Managing Director Howard Pepper. Momentum said it welcomed 17 new partners during the year, while average growth rates among its established ARs were nearly 30%. Gross written premium for Momentum, meanwhile, grew 16% to more than £62 million.…
  • breaking the mould

    Breaking the mould

    There’s no such thing as a ‘typical broker’. Sometimes it is difficult to avoid stereotypes, most people probably have an image of an insurance broker as being rather old-fashioned, tied to a desk, surrounded by paperwork, and occasionally venturing out to see their clients. Let’s be honest there are still plenty like that, but we…

  • Top Insurance Employers 2023 award

    Top Insurance Employers 2023 award

    Momentum Broker Solutions is starting 2023 on a high after receiving a Top Insurance Employers 2023 award from Insurance Business UK. Thanks to our team who filled out an anonymous form evaluating their workplace based on a number of different metrics, we’re thrilled to have scored over 75% satisfaction rate. Broking Director, Matt Brunton is…

  • How underinsurance is affecting businesses in the UK

    Momentum Broker Solutions hosted a webinar and were joined by industry experts, Mark Briggs from Barrett Corp & Harrington Ltd (BCH), Jason Chambers from Aviva PLC, and Glenn Thorton from Crawfords who discussed the impact of underinsurance on building valuations, the support available from insurers and the unexpected challenges that arise at the time of…

  • This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with work again!

    We constantly see news articles surrounding the importance of mental well-being, but when it comes to our own, it’s easy to push it to the bottom of our priority list. This Valentine’s Day, it’s time to invest in some self-love. It’s easy to lose yourself in the hum of the working day, churning through client…

  • “A team of experienced colleagues genuinely invested in my progression appealed to me the most”

    “I had just finished my A Levels. All my friends had gone off to university, but I didn't fancy it myself, so I I held down some part time work before joining the team.”   Sam Dalby, a Commercial Broker within the Momentum team, joined us four years ago as an apprentice. Like 45% of…
  • I knew nothing about insurance

    Jenna has been part of the Momentum family for the best part of ten years.   When she left school, she took up a part time job in a supermarket but was still trying to find her ideal career. One night, Jenna was chatting to a family friend who told her about a potential place…
  • How inflation in 2023 is affecting the general insurance market – Momentum update

    Over the last three years, following a prolonged soft market cycle, the UK and global insurance markets have experienced a rate correction: COVID-19; the war in Ukraine; natural disasters; and the cost-of-living crisis, have all contributed to shaping the current market conditions. There is almost a two-tier marketplace. Competition is fierce for the ‘vanilla risks’…

  • Momentum

    Staff wanted at growing Momentum Broker Solutions

    Momentum continues to deliver strong double-digit growth in 2022 and have continued to expand its operation with the recent appointment of Kelsey O’Reilly as their new Marketing Manager. In 2022 they have agreed terms with 17 new broker partners and have a significant pipeline of new broker partners ready to join in 2023. Alistair Body,…

  • Momentum Benefits

    #MomentumMotivation How amazing would it be to be a part of a company which invests in you and has your best interests at heart? Working for Momentum will not only mean that you develop your skills in the insurance industry, but you’ll become a key member of the organisation. We offer ongoing training to not…

  • We’re delighted to welcome Hayley Randall to the Broking Team

    We are pleased to announce that Hayley has joined Momentum as a broker for our Falcons Team. Hayley has been in the insurance industry for 20+ years, starting as a commercial underwriter at RSA in 1999 dealing with all types of commercial insurance.  Hayley then moved to a small family-run broker in Sutton Coldfield in…

  • We’ve expanded our team at Momentum

    We are very pleased to announce that we have four new additions who have joined us at Momentum Broker Solutions. Ed Noakes  Ed is from Kent originally, but has been living in Leicester for around 4 years. Ed completed his Business Management and Economics BA at DMU in 2021. When he moved back to Leicester…

  • Team Leader

    Team Leader. Our business is growing. And fast. Just last year, we posted double digit profits (year on year) so we’re looking for a Team Leader to join our team in Leicester. We offer a generous holiday allowance, health and wellbeing schemes including fruit in office, a campervan that’s free for you to use as…
  • Apprentice to ACII Qualified

    Alisha recently gained her ACII qualification, so we took the opportunity to speak to her and find out more about her career journey with Momentum. How long have you worked at Momentum for? 7 years. What made you want to work in the insurance industry? Like most I kind of ‘fell into’ insurance. I left…

  • Aloma Chandiram Joins Momentum Broker Solutions as Broker Relationship Manager

    We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Aloma Chandiram. In her role as Broker Relationship Manager, Aloma will work alongside Alistair and the team supporting our broker partners. Aloma brings extensive experience to Momentum with 14 years in the insurance industry.  Before moving to Momentum, Aloma was Broker Development Manager at Broker Network…

  • Momentum Marathon Stories

    We want to say a big well done to three members of our team, who ran the London Marathon last weekend. We spoke to each of them below to find out about their London Marathon experience.   John White I completed the marathon in 2:59:48. I decided to take part in the London Marathon as…

  • We’ve expanded our broking team

    We are pleased to introduce you to Hazel Butler, the newest member of our Broking Team.  Hazel joined us from Building & Land Guarantees where she worked for 7 years. Previous to that Hazel was a Commercial Underwriter at Aviva, where she spent over 10 years. We’ve had a busy year recruiting for our broking…

  • Personal Lines/HNW Account Handler

    Personal Lines/HNW Account Handler.   Our business is growing. And fast. Just last year, we posted double digit profits (year on year) so we’re looking for a Personal Lines (high net worth) Account Handler to join our team in Leicester. We offer a generous holiday allowance, health and wellbeing schemes including fruit in office, a…
  • Commercial Account Handler

    Commercial Account Handler.   Our business is growing. And fast. Just last year, we posted double digit profits (year on year) so we’re looking for a Commercial Account Handler to join our team in Leicester. We offer a generous holiday allowance, health and wellbeing schemes including fruit in office, a campervan that’s free for you…
  • We’re delighted to introduce you to Damian and Micky

    We are pleased to announce two new additions to the broking team. Micky Ruddle brings over six years’ insurance industry experience to the team. He has previously worked at Vantage Protect Limited (formally Qdos), as an underwriting administrator/account handler before moving to Ginger Markets for the last year, where he was an underwriting assistant. Damian…

  • Welcome to the Team

    We are pleased to announce that we have recently appointed three new brokers to strengthen the team. Lucy Greene joins the Eagles team. She has previously worked at Marsh, Beazley, Darwin Clayton, Axa and Willis. She joins us from AIPS where she was an Account Executive/Broker and she has over 15 years’ experience. Katy Peden…

  • Momentum Announces 2020 Financial Results

    Momentum has announced positive financial results in 2020 despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. Momentum’s financial results were filed at Companies House on 15 April 2021. Highlights include: £39m in Gross Written Premium placed on behalf of 103 Appointed Representative partners – an 11% increase in GWP. 6% growth in revenue for Momentum with…

  • Phishing attacks – how to identify the common types

    Scammers send fake emails to thousands of people, with links to bad websites or asking for bank details and other sensitive information. Whatever your business, you will receive phishing attacks. This article contains the first steps you need to take to help you identify the most common types.

  • Returning to work safely as COVID restrictions in Scotland are eased

    As lockdown measures ease in Scotland, businesses need to remain vigilant and make sure their COVID-secure measures, as well as other health and safety measures, are in place to protect workers, visitors and others.

  • Finance Assistant

    Finance Assistant.   Our business is growing. And fast. Just last year, we posted double digit profits (year on year) so we’re looking for a Finance Assistant to join our team.   We know that our salary is ‘competitive’, but for clarity, you’ll be paid between £23k-£25k a year (depending on experience). We also have…
  • Admin Assistant

    Admin Assistant.   Our business is growing. And fast. Just last year, we posted double digit profits (year on year) so we’re looking for an Admin Assistant to join our team.   We know that our salary is ‘competitive’, but for clarity, you’ll be paid upwards of £21k a year (depending on experience). We also…
  • Senior Commercial Account Handler

    Senior Commercial Account Handler.   Our business is growing. And fast. Just last year, we posted double digit profits (year on year) so we’re looking for a Senior Commercial Account Handler to join our team in Leicester. We offer a generous holiday allowance, health and wellbeing schemes including fruit in office, a campervan that’s free…
  • April is Stress Awareness Month

    The rate of work-related stress depression and anxiety has increased in recent years, find out six key factors to consider when looking to manage stress in the workplace.

  • Momentum Workshop – Using LinkedIn effectively

    Using live demos, we will help you to use LinkedIn more effectively and ensure that you are best placed to raise your profile and develop new business. By the end of the session, you will understand: • LinkedIn etiquette and best practice • How to build a great profile • How to best connect with…

  • FCA Business Interruption Test Case – the judgment

    The FCA has this morning published the judgment in the High Court test case. They have also issued a press release on the judgment. The judgment runs to over 150 pages and will take a little time for all parties to review, but the court has, broadly speaking, agreed that a number of policies do…

  • Momentum reports encouraging year end results

    Momentum Broker Solutions, the fast-growing network for independent brokers, has announced an increase in GWP, revenue and pre-tax profit in the year ending 31st December 2019 – it’s 10th Anniversary year.  The network has also announced it has taken on 9 new ARs including 6 new broker start-ups during lockdown. Momentum’s revenues grew 14% and…

  • How to protect your business from the disruption caused by Covid-19

    As the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak begins to directly impact more businesses, the Government and other bodies are taking steps to ease the pressure on SMEs.  To help you access all the available support, we have compiled a list of recent updates and the latest advice for SME businesses affected by Coronavirus. Coronavirus Job…

  • Covid-19 – Am I Covered?

    The spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus is beginning to affect every element of daily life and commercial activity.  Many businesses will suffer from the precautions and impositions that have been put in place in order to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and it is fair to ask, ‘Am I covered?’ The wordings and…

  • The new members of the Momentum team, Lauren and Lorriane, at Momentum Broker Solutions office

    Welcome to the team Lauren and Lorraine

    We’re pleased to introduce you to our two new members of the Momentum team, who both joined us in March. Lauren Sibson has joined the broker team and brings with her some motor trade experience. Lauren will be joining Falcons where she is looking to apply her skills and expand her product knowledge further. Lorraine…

  • Coronavirus and Business Interruption Insurance

    It was announced on 4 March that the Government will formally register Covid-19 as “notifiable”.   Although this is good news in some respects, it does not automatically mean that businesses will be able to claim under their business interruption insurance. Business interruption Typically, standard property/business interruption policies do not provide coverage as physical damage is…