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Jensten Group acquires broking firm J. Bennett & Son

The acquisition is Jensten’s fourth in as many weeks

United Kingdom Specialty

Westwick appointed special projects director at iRevolution

He will be responsible for helping to grow business across the broking group

United Kingdom Broker

Heatwaves present overpayment risk to crop insurers

Arable crops are at particular risk because of extreme dry weather, but the adverse effects of drought and heat stress, which will potentially damage crop yield and quality, are uninsured

United Kingdom Specialty

Drought declared in eight regions of England

The drought could seriously impact food supply and result in water rationing in impacted regions

United Kingdom Climate change

VIPR Solutions appoints Massey to role of North American advisor

Massey joins VIPR Solutions following his retirement from Zurich North America where he worked for 13 years in various senior roles 

United Kingdom People moves

HCML acquires Healthcare RM

HCML says following the acquisition it will provide a more comprehensive range of healthcare services, including a more integrated approach to aspects of workforce health and wellbeing

United Kingdom Mergers and Acquisitions

Gallagher acquires risk management consultancy Another Day

UK-based risk management company helps organisations across 90 countries pre-empt and prepare for complex threats, react to crises and investigate criminality using technology

United Kingdom Mergers and Acquisitions

StockWatch: Scor tumbles 20% on H1 loss

Axa shares rise on profit growth as European stocks gain and Bermudians continue to sink 

Europe North America

Jensten Group acquires Origin UW

Origin specialises in providing commercial business solutions for SME clients with a turnover up to £50m

United Kingdom Mergers and Acquisitions

Atrium appoints Drysdale and Laidlaw to new roles in management restructure

Atrium says the appointments are part of a management restructure where the current active underwriter, Toby Drysdale, will take on an advisory role as director of corporate underwriting review

United Kingdom People moves

FRC and FCA find further improvements needed under new climate disclosure rules

FCA review of 170 companies finds instances where companies reported they had made disclosures consistent with the TCFD’s recommendations when it appears they had not

International United Kingdom

Claims settlement still on the slow side

The number of injury claims related to motor accidents is down in the UK, but claims are not being settled any faster

United Kingdom Legal focus
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