Insurance broker Lockton has announced a strategic alliance with Birwood Services Group, a Detroit-based minority business enterprise (MBE) insurance brokerage.
The new alliance with Birwood will provide end-to-end solutions, including risk management, benefits and human capital consulting, and business succession planning.
It will also assist companies in implementing corporate social responsibility goals and supply chain diversity initiatives.
Brian Roberts, Lockton’s Chief Diversity Officer said: “The insurance industry must evolve to become more diverse. Our partnership with Birwood is part of our commitment to shape the trajectory of the insurance industry from a diversity perspective, create opportunities for underrepresented populations and make a lasting impact in our communities.”
Elaine Coffman, President, Lockton Michigan commented: “Birwood and Lockton share the same entrepreneurial spirit and passion for service, creating a perfect match. While we are not the first to partner with a diverse broker, I am confident our alliance is unrivalled in our industry.”
Ken Hurtt, Birwood Services Group CEO added: “When clients work with us, they benefit from a minority-owned partner with the freedom to do what’s right for their business while also drawing on the global resources of Lockton to deliver results. In addition to our industry expertise, we are dedicated to helping connect other MBEs to new opportunities. We are thrilled to form this partnership and look forward to creating opportunity for years to come.”