News & Events

UK Broker Awards 2018 - the shortlist is out!

July 4th 2018


We’re extremely proud to be shortlisted once again in the Insurance Age UK Broker Awards for ‘Network of the Year’… we were over the moon to come home with this prestigious award a year ago and we’re hoping we can make it a double. As last year, the competition is extremely tough but we’re confident we’ll be giving the rest of them a run for their money ! 


Also huge congratulations to our member Movo Insurance Brokers who have been shortlisted for not one but two awards….. ‘Customer Service’ and the prestigious ‘Commercial Lines Broker of the Year’. Being shortlisted is a huge achievement for Golan and the Team and we wish them the very best of luck.


Purple Conference 2018 - the best yet!

April 23rd 2018


On Tuesday 17th April, we held our biggest ever Conference and Expo to date, with nearly 250 people attending... We believe it may be the biggest network event ever!

As in previous years, the annual event was at the magnificent Celtic Manor Resort in Newport. Our MD, Les Brewin opened the conference and introduced sessions from various speakers including; The World of SME, from Dave Martin, Allianz Director. An update from Steve White, CEO of BIBA. And a first class regulatory update from Jim Dart, Dart Compliance.

The Expo, supported by 34 insurers and provider partners, had a real buzz with plenty of business networking going on. Many of our insurers commented that it was the best conference they have attended and had given them lots of new business opportunities.

The conference concluded with a view on the UK economy post-Brexit, from BBC and SKY News Economist Louise Cooper. This was followed by dinner, opened by Jelf CEO Phil Barton and then hilarious evening entertainment from ‘The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Review’. Nothing like a good laugh to end another hugely successful Purple event.

A selection of photos can be found below:

Purple - a decade of success

January 2nd 2018


Today marks Purple’s 10th birthday since being launched by Jelf back in 2008 and we’re celebrating with a record-breaking year in which we announced our 125th member and received an award for ‘Network of the Year’ at the Insurance Age UK Broker Awards in September.

From pretty humble beginnings a decade ago, we’ve worked hard to establish Purple as a leading network in the sector thanks to the support and loyalty of our members, partner insurers and other service providers. I like to think we’ve earned a reputation for integrity and consistently delivering for them all. Being part of the Marsh family of networks has helped us continue to develop our proposition for everyone’s benefit and we look forward to the next decade with enthusiasm.

Les Brewin
Managing Director


Purple's Annual Conference & Expo 2018

October 18th 2017


We are pleased to announce the date for next year’s Purple Conference & Expo is…


TUESDAY 17th April 2018 at



It will be Purple’s 10th anniversary in January 2018 so we’ll be looking to celebrate this milestone and our recent ‘Network of the Year’ award with members at our annual event !

Please put the date in your diaries now ! Full details will follow in due course…