Olympian Helps UNA Mark Milestone

Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell OBE, has been helping Suffolk-based UNA Alliance celebrate its recent milestone.

The former rowing champion was headline speaker at the Alliance’s recent 20 anniversary conference, which comes at the same time as the group welcomed its 14th member to the ranks.

UNA represents some of the largest independent regional insurance brokers from across the UK, and the latest name to join the list is Buckinghamshire-based MRIB.

With a client list includes Innocent Drinks, Laurent-Perrier and Furniture Village.

UNA Executive Chairman, Tim Ryan, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome MRIB on board. There’s an optimum size at which UNA Alliance operates most profitably and efficiently for its members, partner insurers and customers and we don’t want to grow much larger.

“We’re therefore highly selective in which brokers we incorporate. MRIB offers specialisms not covered by other UNA brokers and its Chartered status enhances our standing.”

Edward Finch, Managing Director at MRIB, added: “We are very excited about joining UNA.

“We share common values with other UNA members and are focused on providing exemplary customer service. The UNAversity learning and development offering is of particular interest and will dovetail nicely with our own MRIB Training Academy.”



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