Bennett Christmas has today announced the purchase of Warwickshire-based independent broker, Offshore and Marine Insurance Services Ltd (OMIS). Today’s purchase is Bennett Christmas’ second acquisition since becoming an Ethos Broking partner in 2019.
Established in 1997, OMIS provide expert advice and insurance for the energy sector. The business, which manages £1.5m GWP will integrate into Bennett Christmas and all members of staff will be retained.
Commenting on the purchase Tom Stripp, Bennett Christmas’ MD said: “Adding this specialist sector to our portfolio is immensely exciting and provides us with a strong platform for driving future growth. The new Offshore & Marine team will provide specialist cover for businesses, people and equipment in sectors including the offshore industries, marine and subsea equipment, renewable energy, specialist recruitment and energy contractors.”
Ethos Broking M&A Director, Vince Gardner added: “This acquisition fits well with our model of providing quality insurance services to general but also niche markets. This was an opportunity for Bennett Christmas to expand their offering and I’m sure there will be more specialist acquisitions across Ethos Broking in the future.”