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Purple's Annual Conference & Expo - SAVE THE DATE

October 31st 2016


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

TUESDAY 23rd MAY 2017 at

Last year’s event again received fantastic feedback from all attendees, members and exhibitors, so be sure to get the date in your diary NOW and watch out for more news in the coming months.


UK Broker Awards 2016 - Purple members reach the shorlist

July 7th 2016


We are extremely proud to see Purple members doing so well and receiving shortlist nominations for this year’s UK Brokers Awards. Now in their 23rd Year the UK Broker Awards are the leading platform of national recognition with the insurance broker market.

The first one goes to Ladbrook Insurance who are based in Sheffield, they have been shortlisted for Community Broker of the Year.

The second shortlisted broker is Pedalcover Insurance who are based in Bridgend, they have been shortlisted for no less than three awards, The Marketing & Customer Engagement Award, The Customer Service Award and Start-Up Broker of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony is being held in London on the 16th September in London and we would like to wish Ladbrooks and Pedalcover the very best of luck!

Purple member - Ladbrook Insurance scoops CII award!

May 6th 2016


We are delighted to announce that Ladbrook Insurance has won the 'Best Customer Initiative' at the Public Interest Awards in London last month.

Click here to read the article in full

Purple signs its 100th network member!

January 15th 2016


Wilsons Insurance Group, a major player in the Manchester insurance market, has become The Purple Partnership’s landmark 100th network member.

The news marks a record-breaking year for the highly regarded, award winning Purple which recently became part of Marsh under their acquisition of the Jelf Group. In the last 12 months Purple has welcomed 19 new members, including a number of brokers who have departed other networks.

Commenting on the news, Les Brewin, Managing Director of the Purple Partnership, said: “We have enjoyed a great 2015 and are absolutely delighted to be marking the milestone of our 100th member with the signing of a major independent broker of the calibre of Wilsons as we start the new year. They are a fantastic business and I’m sure this is the start of a great relationship.

“We don’t aspire to being the biggest network, but we do want to be the best, and signing another significant member only strengthens the message that Purple offers the ideal balance of support and independence. We’re confident that the acquisition of the Jelf Group by Marsh will enable us to bring a further enhanced proposition to our members.”

Gareth Hooper, Director at Wilsons explained: “We’re fiercely independent but have been very impressed by the team at Purple and know we’ll receive real benefit and support from them by giving us access to markets and high-quality products at enhanced terms, all of which helps provide us with competitive advantage for our customers.”