2020 has been a busy year for Brunel Insurance Brokers (Brunel) which recently announced its expansion into Scotland and has today revealed its acquisition of Inman & Associates Ltd (Inman) for an undisclosed sum. The purchase of Coventry-based Inman is the second deal Brunel has made in the last two years following its acquisition of Glentworth Insurance Services in March 2019.
Inman, which was established in 1985, will join the Brunel team in a bid to expand its current offering to new and existing clients while supporting business growth. Inman will continue to trade under its existing name at the same office in Coventry and will ensure continuity of service for its clients while also allowing access to the wider range of insurers that this merger will bring.
CEO of Brunel Group Russell Lane noted that Inman is a perfect geographical fit and that its office based in the Midlands will only help Brunel deliver its community broking ethos further. Inman is a like-minded broker, he said, and it’s great to have them on board.
Meanwhile, MD of Inman, David Inman, highlighted that Brunel was a natural fit for the business and that its focus on improving the client proposition as well as its successful track record and commitment to invest made the decision very easy. He stated that the whole team at Inman is looking forward to embarking on this “exciting new chapter.”
“I am looking forward to working with David and the team, and building on the great foundations of a local, well-respected broker,” added MD of Brunel Matt Harlin. “We have set an ambitious target to double the size of Inman’s clientele within the next three years.”