Focus Oxford Risk Management Ltd (FOCUS), the Oxford based specialist insurance adviser, has joined forces with Partners&, a leading advisory business in the insurance marketplace. The move is in line with the Partners& strategy which combines the best traditions of broking, including exceptional technical advice and client service, with modern thinking and intelligent use of technology.
The FOCUS team brings a range of expertise to Partners&, particularly in key growth areas such as Science and Technology and Private Clients, enhancing the existing practices in these important sectors.
Nick Jones will join the Partners& Group Executive Committee as Managing Partner (Markets) reporting directly to CEO, Phil Barton.
Nick Jones, Managing Director, said: “Joining forces with Phil and the team is a great next step in our development, both for our clients and our people. We share a similar culture and a common vision, so in many ways it will be business as usual. There is no doubt we will benefit from the experience of working with some of the best talent in the industry, whilst our clients can benefit from the extended range of services we can now provide as a part of Partners&.
Phil Barton, CEO, said: “I’m thrilled that Nick and the Focus team have joined the Partners& journey. They have an exceptional client culture and a highly regarded team that will dovetail with Partners&, bolstering our capabilities in what we believe to be key growth areas.
“Nick has created and led a fantastic team, and I’m confident that the leadership skills and market knowledge he brings will be a fabulous asset to Partners&.”
FOCUS was founded in 1990, employs 16 people and is based in Oxford.