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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…

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: 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: 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.