News & Events

Purple New Recruits


September 19th 2017

As our members in the Northern half of the country will know, our BDM in that region, Chris Hankey, left us a couple of months ago and we have been considering various options.
I’m now pleased to announce TWO new additions to our team at Purple this month. Stuart Knowles has joined as our new BDM focusing in the Northern region, and Aaron Metz in a similar role operating primarily in the South Eastern territory, thus marking another significant investment in our support for members.

Stuart Knowles


Stuart joins Purple having spent almost 20 years working within the commercial broking community in the north of England, including a spell as a broker himself and latterly as a Business Development Manager within the Marsh Networks division. We’re delighted to welcome someone with Stuart’s experience and extensive market contacts to our team. Obviously he will be settling into his new role over the coming weeks and months during which time he will be introducing himself to our members and prospects in that region. 
Email: stuart.knowles@marsh.com Phone: 07468 470873

 

 

Aaron Metz


Aaron has been in the insurance business for over 10 years and joins Purple from the Marsh Networks division where he has spent the last 3 years as a Business Development Manager responsible for member relationships across London and the South East. He will dovetail with both Andrew Elliott and David Chapman in the Southern and Central areas of the country, whilst also being involved for the time being in other specific Purple projects working with me.
Email: aaron.metz@marsh.com Phone: 07468 471015

 

 

 

I know our members and insurers/providers with give them both a warm Purple welcome !

Any queries, please do contact Purple HQ.


Purple is NETWORK OF THE YEAR


September 19th 2017

 

It was a very proud day for the team when Purple was a Finalist at the Insurance Age UK Broker Awards in London on Friday…..and we were so chuffed to collect an Award for ….

‘NETWORK OF THE YEAR’

So we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our members who, together with our partner insurers and other service providers, have helped us along the way. We simply could not have achieved this industry recognition without you all and for that we’re very grateful.


Purple is moving!


September 12th 2017

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Purple Conference & Expo 2017


May 31st 2017

 

Tuesday 23rd May saw the biggest and best Purple Conference & Expo to date!  The event was held at the world-class Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, with over 225 people attending.

Purple’s MD, Les Brewin, opened the Conference and introduced sessions on Compliance, giving the members a Regulatory update, and Succession Planning & Equity Release. After lunch it was back into the conference room for a session led by our Group-owned Hamilton Bond focusing on the handling of a major property claim, and then Marsh Networks colleagues explaining the Lloyds & London Market Placement facility available to Purple’s members.

The Expo, with 30 insurer/provider partners supporting, was very lively throughout the afternoon with plenty of networking going on. Many of our insurer friends were commenting that ours is the best Expo they attend and gives them lots of new business opportunities.

Finally, the Conference concluded with the Keynote Address by David Williams, Technical Director at AXA. He gave an insight into a broad range of industry topics such as ‘Ogden’ and a look into the future with the rapid developments in driverless car technology…scary stuff!

The evening dinner was enjoyed by all with caricaturists providing some fun, although the highlight of the show being musical comic Kev Orkian who had everyone in stiches – particularly with his merciless micky-taking out of ‘Mr Les’ and ‘Mr Phil’! There was also a charity raffle which raised an impressive £2,000 for MIND, the mental health charity.

Another hugely successful Purple event!

A selection of images can be seen below:

http://www.richmcd.co.uk/purple-conference-day-images

http://www.richmcd.co.uk/purple-conference-evening-images