Higos Insurance Services has agreed to acquire Courtenay Insurance Services, a broker based in Bude, Cornwall. The acquisition sees Higos, which has over 20 branches throughout Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, expand its footprint into Cornwall for the first time.
Ian Gosden, managing director of Higos, said: “I am delighted to welcome Steve Cowling, the owner of Courtenay, and his team, to Higos where they will continue to run the business, and where they will be able to benefit from our support to further build their product and service offer for their personal and commercial clients.”
Gosden added: “Expanding into Cornwall has been a long-term ambition for Higos and we intend to continue to grow quickly, both organically and through acquisition, as we build a thriving hub in the South West, benefiting from the resources GRP are able to provide.”
Steve Cowling, managing director of Courtenay Insurance Services said: “I am extremely pleased that Courtenay Insurance Services has joined the Higos group. It represents an excellent opportunity for both parties. Our clients will benefit from a wider range of competitive products and customer service at the highest level. The enthusiasm and professionalism of the Higos team will enable us to build on our success and continue to grow our business throughout Cornwall and beyond. We will have access to a wider range of competitive products and excellent career opportunities for our staff. I welcome the opportunity to maintain my involvement with the business and help ensure a seamless transition.”