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    Willis Networks Welcomes 12 New Members

    London, UK, 11 July, 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, today welcomed 12 new members to the Willis Commercial Network and Willis N2, increasing the total membership of Willis Networks to 140.

    The Willis Commercial Network welcomes Guardian IB Limited, Gracechurch Private Clients Ltd and LGR Solutions Ltd trading as Mainstay Insurance. Willis N² welcomes Financial Management (UK) Ltd trading as Commercial Direct, Spencer Hayes Financial Services Ltd, Michael James Insurance and Property Services LLP, Northern Risk Solutions, Consort IB Ltd, M & C Risk Solutions Ltd, Metcalfe Insurance Services Limited, Bruce Burke & Co Ltd and M & N Insurance.

    Commenting on the new signings, Willis Networks Managing Director, Sara Fardon said: “I am pleased to confirm that 12 new members have chosen to join the Willis Networks. Over the past six months we have improved the proposition to complement the core reasons for selecting the Willis Networks: access to leading insurers, innovative products, business development and marketing services to help brokers compete in local markets, along with the support of a global broker. The scale and depth of our offering set us above and apart from other networks.

    “Independent regional brokers continue to recognise the benefits of aligning with a leading network whose proposition has developed and strengthened with the changing landscape,” Fardon added.

    Members of the Willis Networks have access to Willis’s global resources and facilities including its specialist divisions and global placement group, as well as a broad range of support services including: training, strategic marketing, regulation, compliance, business development and sales.

    About Willis:

    Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our website, www.willis.com, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.

    Notes to Editors:

      1. The Willis Commercial Network and N2 are networks of independent insurance brokers founded by Willis Limited, a subsidiary company of Willis Group Holdings.
      2. The Willis Commercial Network members are Independent General Insurance Brokers that handle between £3.5m to £25m GWP of predominantly Commercial Lines Business.
      3. Willis N2 Members are Independent General Insurance Brokers that range from new start-up businesses to those handling £3m of Commercial and Personal Lines GWP.
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