Our sister-company Brunel Insurance Brokers Ltd has announced the acquisition of Inman & Associates Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Inman & Associates, established in 1985, is a significant and well-respected insurance broker in the Midlands, based in Coventry.

The acquisition of Inman is the second by Brunel Insurance Brokers within a two-year period, following the acquisition of Glentworth Insurance Services in March 2019. As Inman joins the Brunel team, their expertise in insurance and strong market relationships will greatly contribute towards expanding the current Brunel offering to new and existing clients while supporting business growth.

Brunel and Inman were united by an equally client-centric business culture.

Over the years the Inman client base has grown substantially with a significant bias towards commercial customers. By combining resources, the acquisition enhances the position of Brunel Insurance Brokers as one of the leading privately owned, independent, national insurance brokers.

Russell Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Brunel Group, said ‘Inman are a like-minded broker and it’s great to have them on-board. Geographically, Inman are a perfect fit. With an office based in the Midlands it only helps us to deliver our community broking ethos further.’

Matt Harlin, Managing Director of Brunel Insurance Brokers, commented ‘I am looking forward to working with David and the team, and building on the great foundations of a local, well-respected broker. We have set an ambitious target to double the size of Inman’s clientele within the next three years.’

David Inman, Managing Director of Inman & Associates, expressed his thoughts of the acquisition, saying “Brunel was a natural fit and their focus on improving the client proposition, hugely successful track record and a commitment to invest in the business made the decision very easy. The team at Inman & Associates are looking forward to an exciting new chapter”.

Inman will continue to trade under the existing name in the same office at 10 Mercia Business Village, Torwood Close, Westwood Business Park, Coventry, ensuring continuity of service for its clients whilst at the same time allowing access to the wider range of insurers that the merger with Brunel will bring.