A&T open new Dorchester office
Dorset's only independent Chartered Insurance Broker and Brokerbility member, Alan & Thomas, has announced the opening of a new office in Dorchester.
The opening, which coincides with the acquisition of Dorchester based Arthur Savage Insurance, will see A&T increase their footprint in the South West and takes the broker to four offices; Poole, Gillingham, Frome and now Dorchester.
A&T CEO Julian Boughton (pictured) is understandably thrilled to announce the new office launch, "Our vision for the future is to increase our reach in the South and the opening of our new Dorchester office is the next step in our plan. Along with our existing offices, we are now even better placed to offer businesses, entities and high net worth individuals in the South a complete insurance and risk management service".
"We are also delighted to have acquired the business of Arthur Savage Insurance, who have been operating in Dorchester for over seventy years. We were pleased to have been chosen by Barry Shereston, Managing Director and Owner, of Arthur Savage Insurance who was looking to work with a forward thinking organisation totally in touch with the importance of what client service really means and who understood the significance of staff development and engagement. We are looking forward to working with Barry and his team in an ongoing development programme".
Shereston and his team will join A&T's sixty-strong workforce and will continue to work in the Dorchester office. They will be joined by relocating A&T staff, as well as planned new recruits.
"I am delighted to be working with Julian and his team at Alan & Thomas. There was a good deal of interest in Arthur Savage Insurance once the industry became aware that we were looking for a buyer - but from early on, it was clear that A&T were the front runners. They are the only independent broker in the Dorset region to have been awarded the prestigious Chartered Insurance Broker title and all the benefits that brings to clients and I have been impressed with how the business is run and its reputation for investment in their workforce. Alan & Thomas were the stand-out business for me and my staff to work with."
Julian Boughton added "The opening of our new Dorchester Office and integration of Arthur Savage Insurance is the next step in our plan to establish a wider presence in the South and South West of the UK. We have other ongoing acquisition discussions and are excited about the pipeline of opportunities from broking businesses wanting a conversation with us."