Bell & Co News

We are delighted to announce that we have joined the Aston Scott Group.

Bell & Co Becomes Part of Top 10 UK Independent Broker

March 2017

Like us, Aston Scott are:
•    Chartered Insurance Brokers
•    Growing with client focused activity
•    Providing new covers you need in the modern world
•    Proudly Independent

This means that we are now part of a top 10 UK Independent Broker. In an era of scale and quality meaning so much to our insurer suppliers, this is great news for our existing, new customers and growing team. 

The Bell & Co brand will be retained and become a Midlands hub for Aston Scott.

We are looking for further local acquisitions and to work closely with our Aston Scott colleagues, particularly those in the Chesterfield Office. Together, we believe we will be Derbyshire’s ‘go to' Chartered Commercial Insurance Broker. We are delighted that Aston Scott are going to support us with our growth plans and our aim to write £20m gross written premium from our offices here in Derby.

Commenting, Managing Director of Bell & Co, Richard Salt, said 'We are really excited with what this deal brings to our business, our city and customers. Derby has, in my view, needed a broker of this scale for some time. It is what we have been aspiring to and we are proud to achieve this, first through our team's hard work and now Aston Scott's support. We have been talking to Aston Scott and building foundations over the course of the last year and we look forward to becoming part of a larger independent broking group. This is a really exciting time for Bell & Co and we look forward to meeting our new Aston Scott colleagues.'     

Peter Blanc, Group CEO of Aston Scott advised, 'We are delighted to welcome Richard, Helen, David and the team from Bell & Co to the Aston Scott family. The two businesses have many common, really positive features. We look forward to supporting Bell & Co with their expansion plans in the region and I look forward to meeting all of the team over the next few weeks.'  

Contact details here at the County Ground remain unchanged and we will be providing the same levels of technical excellence, aligned to competitive pricing going forward.

If you have any questions regarding this exciting development for our business, please contact Managing Director Richard Salt on 01332 375204