News & Events

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.”

Exam success!

October 1st 2015


Kate Emmerson, Operations Assistant in Purple HQ has passed her IF2 examination this morning, and has now achieved her Cert CII qualification.
This is a great achievement for someone who transferred from Jelf's marketing team only 2 years ago with no prior insurance experience.
We are very proud of her! 

Purple wins again!

March 11th 2015


We are delighted to announce that, for the 2nd year running, Purple has won the ‘Broker Network of the Year’ award at the Commercial Insurance Awards dinner in London last Thursday.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for their ongoing support, and to acknowledge the efforts of the whole Team at Purple for whom this award is a nice accolade.

We’ll be seeking the ‘hat-trick’ in 2016 !

Purple Table Tennis Duo On Top Of the World

July 30th 2014

Purple members PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions are celebrating Terry Parkins and Jerry Musslewhite bringing home the gold medal for Table Tennis in the recent World Corporate Games held in Liverpool.

Terry, fresh from representing England in the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships in New Zealand and Jerry also fresh from a record 14thMendip Singles Title, didn’t drop a game when taking the gold in the over 40’s doubles. Terry went on to claim the double gold in style knocking Jerry out in the semi-final in the Over 50’s singles.

PSP’s powerful overall team of 6 dominated the table tennis tables with six gold, one silver and two bronze medals, comfortably taking the overall table tennis championship.

PSP also proved their dominance by taking the Championship across all sports for 6 – 10 athletes.
Jerry summed it up by saying “We thought we’d be competitive with our four men all from our PSP British League team. Our two women were brilliant and won all their events, holding off a strong Turkish challenge. Winning the Division 2 Championship across all sports was the icing on the cake