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Aston Lark acquires UK law enforcement insurer

17th November 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Aston Lark, the Goldman Sachs-backed insurance broker soon to be acquired by Howden, has announced the acquisition of Philip Williams & Company as the latest addition to the group.

Aston-LarkPhilip Williams & Company was established in 1975 in Stockton Heath, Warrington and provides Group Insurance Schemes to the Police Federations and other law enforcement agencies in the UK.

“We love specialisms at Aston Lark, and it is always our objective to aim for a leading position in our chosen specialist areas,” said Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO.

“The Philip Williams business has an amazing pedigree and lasting reputation in their chosen field, and now with access to an even wider range of group expertise and relationships, we are confident we can help the business accelerate growth and broaden its span of influence,” Blanc continued.

“And most importantly, the cultural fit is excellent – the business comes with a fantastic team, wanting to do the very best for their clients.”

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Philip Williams, Chair and Founder of Philip Williams & Company, also commented: “We couldn’t have hoped for a better long-term partner to grow the business and enhance the excellent service we already provide to our clients.”

Steven Williams, Managing Director of Philip Williams & Company, added: “We have been very selective about the right home for the company and Aston Lark was selected as the perfect partner, with shared ethics and ideology towards providing the best customer service and range of products to our clients. We are very much looking forward to building the business going forward, with the additional resources and expertise that the Aston Lark Group can bring to the table.”

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