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.
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.