Kingsbridge Group announces the acquisition of Larsen Howie

Kingsbridge Group (Kingsbridge), the UK’s leading provider of specialist insurance services to contractors, freelancers and the recruitment and utilities industries, has today completed the acquisition of Larsen Howie, a specialist online provider of insurance products and IR35 products and consultancy services to the UK contractor market. 

Employing three people out of its offices in Leicester, Larsen Howie brings a number of highly experienced individuals into the Kingsbridge Group, including Managing Director Pete Willcocks and Operations Director Chris Carvill. 

Pete was the former COO of QDOS Contractor Insurance.  FCII qualified, Pete is also a past president of the Insurance Institute of Leicester and is currently chairman of the East Midland BIBA region.  Chris Carvill was also previously at QDOS, where he focused latterly on driving the commercial development of their IR35 offering. 

Commenting on the acquisition, James Twining, Kingsbridge Group Chief Executive said: ”The acquisition of Larsen Howie significantly accelerates Kingsbridge’s strategy of broadening its online distribution into the contractor insurance market and bringing valuable digital skills into the Group.  Further the addition of IR35 contract review expertise, will considerably enrich our expertise and product offering to our customers and partners alike, in this increasingly critical area.  We are delighted to welcome the Larsen Howie team into the Kingsbridge family.”

Pete Willcocks, Managing Director of Larsen Howie, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Kingsbridge Group.  Together, we represent a unique grouping of brands and products that are ideally placed to meet the growing and changing needs of the UK’s dynamic contractor based workforce.” Kingsbridge is backed by UK private equity firm Dunedin.

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