Top insurance broker takes over Chesterfield firm

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INSURANCE brokers Towergate has announced the purchase of Chesterfield based broker Lloyd Manley Associates. 

Director John Bateman and his team will make the move to Towergate and continue to work from the same office at 7 Royal Court, Basil Close, Chesterfield.

Established over 30 years ago Lloyd Manley Associates is a respected business and personal lines broker.  

The company has helped many local firms and individual customers with their insurance needs for many years.

Towergate Insurance is a leading insurance broker with a strong presence across all parts of England.

The business is also the most significant provider of insurance to small to medium sized clients and is the official insurance partner of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Neil Forrest, Towergate MD for the North, said: “Lloyd Manley Associates is a great addition to the Towergate family as this acquisition will help us push forward our plans to expand over the coming months and years.

“Local customers will continue to deal with the team at Lloyd Manley Associates but also benefit from access to the widest general insurance product range in the market.

“We are actively looking to buy broking businesses and have the funds at our disposal to do so.  We firmly believe our flexible attitude to doing deals means we can make it work for businesses of all shapes and sizes.”

John Bateman said: “This deal is great news for our customers as it will enable us able to improve our service standards and product offering even further. 

“It will allow our business to invest further in the areas where we can best share our expertise with our loyal clients.”