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Insurance specialist praises advisers after latest acquisition


A fast-growing insurance specialist has praised its Dorset advisers for carrying out a 'first rate' job on its latest acquisition.

Poole-based insurance broker Alan & Thomas purchased Bennetts Commercial Ltd in Basingtoke, just months after buying two brokers in Dorchester.

Chartered accountants and business advisers Princecroft Willis (PcW) and Frettens Solicitors advised Alan & Thomas on the acquisition.

Julian Boughton, Chief Executive Officer of Alan & Thomas, said: "We have worked in partnership with Princecroft Willis and Frettens for many years now and they have a great understanding of our business, the sector in which we operate and our business development plans.

"PcW Director Anne-Marie Gates and Matt Fretten, Frettens' Managing Partner, together with their respective teams were absolutely key to making the Bennetts Commercial Ltd acquisition a reality and advised us every step of the way.

"Their attention to detail was first rate, backed up by an ability to get things done within testing timescales."

Alan & Thomas now has five offices across Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset employing 70 people.

The latest deal means it is managing more than £30m in gross written insurance premiums for business and private individuals.

Pictured above L-R: Ann-Marie Gates, Matt Fretten & Julian Boughton