MRIB Group has announced that as of 31 December 2018, it acquired Independents, a Chartered Insurance Broker based in Winnersh, Berkshire.


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Independents are specialists in insurances for the UK health and fitness sector. Established in 1999 by Frank Adebowale, they have become market leaders in insurance and risk management programs for the Gym, and Trampoline and Inflatable Parks Industries. Such is their expertise, the International Association of Trampoline Parks UK have chosen Independents as their UK insurance partner.

We are incredibly excited to welcome Independents to the Group. They share many of the same values as us, priding themselves on their great customer service and professionalism.

Both companies are Chartered insurance brokers, a prestigious status that is granted to less than 5% of those in the industry. Chartered status is a symbol of excellence and serves as a mark of trust with clients and business connections. It demonstrates that the organisations granted it are at the forefront of their profession.

Frank Adebowale, the founder of Independents says “We see this new phase for the business as hugely exciting”.  Frank will continue as a Non-executive Director and Consultant.  Neil Adebowale will continue working within the business as a Director and will join the Operational Board at MRIB Group.

Edward Finch, Managing Director of MRIB Group says “I am incredibly excited to bring Independents into the MRIB Group team. We are looking forward to developing our offering and strengthening our position as an insurance broker of choice.”

Today’s news demonstrates the business’ commitment to expand into attractive, specialist insurance markets.

Source: Company Press Release