Envest has acquired a majority stake in Wymark Insurance Brokers, adding to its growing portfolio of brokers in the Aviso Group network.
Aviso Group is a national partnership of client focused insurance brokers founded by Envest and six private insurance brokers. Wymark will be the 12th business to join the Group which now combines 20 offices nationally, more than 220 employees, 17 principals and $375m in Gross Written Premium (GWP).
Aviso Group CEO Craig Robson said Wymark Insurance Brokers had been in business for over 30 years, building strong and trusting relationships across a range of industries, with offices on Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, and Wollongong.
“Wymark is a natural fit for our growing network and likewise, Aviso Group offers the business opportunities to mature and continue to provide the highest level of customer advice and service standards on an Australia wide basis.
“Wymark has a fantastic reputation as a general insurance broker and has for many years provided niche products and schemes for various industries that will contribute to the broader Group.”
Wymark has been led by Phil Sholl and Craig Wardle, who will continue to play a leading role in the business going forward, as well as with-in the broader Envest business in the future.
Envest Managing Director Greg Mullins said, “We’re thrilled to have Wymark join Aviso Group and feel privileged Phil and Craig have entrusted us with the successful business they have built, as we continue to grow it, into the future”.
Envest acquired a majority share in the business on 1 July 2021, giving the business automatic entry into the exclusive Aviso Group (owned and managed by Envest).
Wymark Director Craig Wardle said; “It’s an exciting time for both Wymark and Aviso”. “We’re looking forward to growing together and leveraging the opportunities afforded by the size and strength of the Group.”
Aviso Group is made up of the following insurance brokers: Aviso WA Insurance Brokers, Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Brokers (VIC), Aviso EIA Insurance Brokers (QLD/NSW), Acumen Insurance Brokers (NSW), Aviso TAS Insurance Brokers (TAS), Allsafe Insurance Brokers (QLD), Western Insurance Brokers (VIC), Aviso Allpoints Insurance & Risk Advisory (NSW), Sutton Insurance Brokers (NSW) and now Wymark Insurance Brokers.
Envest is an independent and privately owned, insurance investment and distribution business with interests in more than 28 insurance related businesses including brokers, agencies and insurtechs.
By Nicole Valk