Sports insurance providers Bloemers and Partners have announced that they have been sold to Ronald van de Laar, founder of AHC insurance brokers in the Netherlands, and will be renamed ARx Riskstrategy.
ARx will continue to offer specialised insurance broking services to a wide range of UK and European clients including professional football clubs, players and player agents, specialising in liability insurances will remain unchanged and we will continue to focus on and expand in the areas in which they have developed a niche, including hospitals, financial services, industry and sport.
Bloemers and Partners was founded in 1992 as part of the Bloemers Nassau Groep of Holland, whose underwriting interests were recently sold to HDI Gerling.
New owner Ronald van de Laar is a great enthusiast of the London insurance industry and has both wide experience in the Dutch insurance market and an extensive European network of clients.
He said: "It is a long held ambition for me to be active in the London insurance market and once I encountered Bloemers and Partners I was immediately sure that this was the right fit.
"I am very happy that I will be able to work with my new London colleagues to bring my international network directly to London insurers and I am looking forward to the challenges of working in this dynamic and competitive market. I am also particularly pleased to announce that Dirk Bloemers, the company’s founder, has agreed to rejoin the board."
The staff and executive management structure will remain. Mary Weale and Jane Cant, joint managing directors, welcome the change.
Mary Weale commented: "We look forward to introducing you to Ronald in the coming months and discussing the new opportunities offered by this development. It represents a huge leap forward in resource and network for the company.
"This change does not affect our relationship with our clients and underwriters. Our Terms of Business Agreements and Terms of Trade agreements will remain in force, and our Dutch broker clients can rest assured that there will be no conflict of interest."
Bloemers will now be working over the next six months to build on the company’s strategy to position ARx to take advantage of the many opportunities in the current market.
The change of ownership has already been approved by the FSA.
To find out more about Bloemers & Partners call 020 7256 3460 or visit www.bloemerssports.com.