Important news from Independents

We are now in our twentieth year of trading, during which time Independents has become a leading specialist broker to the leisure industry. Our expertise within our niche sectors is highly valued by our many loyal customers.

This is an exciting time for us because we are able to announce that as of 31st December 2018, Independents have been acquired by MRIB Group, a Chartered Insurance Broker and Wealth Manager based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.

MRIB Group was established 1972 and offers Corporate Insurance, Private Client Insurance and Wealth Management. The decision to sell the business has not been taken lightly and we conducted a lengthy and extensive search looking for an opportunity like this. MRIB Group exceeded our hopes for a firm we can combine with and continue the tradition we have for great customer service, professionalism and an environment our clients and team members want to be a part of.

We will continue to be based in Winnersh and will keep all our contact information the same. The services we provide will continue to be offered by the combined firm with the Group able to offer a wider degree of expertise with specialist teams available for Wealth Management, Investments and Private Insurances.

Frank will be taking on the role of Non-Executive Director within the new organisation and Neil will continue as a Director of Independents and will also be joining the board of MRIB Group.

With Neil continuing to lead our specialist division, we see the new phase for the business as hugely exciting and we are confident that our customers will enjoy the experience.
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.”

Find out more about MRIB Group.