New Rothbury Insurance Brokers Partnership with Wilkinson’s Insurance Brokers

Published Date: 16th Jul 2014 | Category: News

Rothbury Insurance Brokers is excited to announce that we have purchased a significant stake in Wilkinson’s Insurance Brokers and its ancillary operations based in Wellington. The new partnership began on 1 July 2014 and two of the existing shareholders, Nigel Smith plus Conrad and Julie Shanly will continue as shareholders.

Wilkinson’s is a very well known and respected business with a history that goes back to 1997. The knowledgeable and capable team manages a large client base both locally and nationwide, and is led by General Manager Conrad Shanly.

“We were looking for ways to continue to accelerate our growth and partnering with Rothbury, who are New Zealand’s 4th largest broker, will provide a platform to focus on growth opportunities,” says Conrad.

Wilkinson’s shares a very similar client focussed approach to delivering clients with independent professional service with Rothbury. Their sizeable footprint in the corporate and larger commercial insurance sector will significantly strengthen Rothbury’s nationwide capability.

It’s this client focus and the opportunity to broaden Rothbury’s potential that has led Wilkinson’s to being the 15th Rothbury broking branch. The addition also increases the number of people working for Rothbury nationwide to 220.

The business is based in Wellington with a team of 18 people, and will remain as a stand alone operation. During the coming months Wilkinson’s will be transitioning to take on Rothbury branding.

“Rothbury has been focusing on a number of growth opportunities including expanding our corporate capability. This partnership is great news for our future growth and an exciting time for the business.

“We are looking forward to working with the Wilkinson’s team, and I firmly believe this partnership will be hugely beneficial to both businesses,” says Roger Abel, Rothbury Insurance Brokers Managing Director.

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