Education insurance specialist, DE Ford Insurance Brokers, has changed its name to PIB Insurance Brokers.
The move is part of a nationwide programme that saw a number of businesses under the parent company, PIB Group, rebrand to simplify the business offering.
The York based business has over 30 years of experience delivering services in the education sector.
Craig Walton, Branch Director at D E Ford said: “We’ve experienced over 40 years of success operating as D E Ford Insurance Brokers and we’re delighted to announce the next chapter for the business. The fantastic team has been integral to our success and will continue to provide a high-quality service to our clients who can enjoy working with the same familiar faces.
“By moving under a single brand as PIB Insurance Brokers, we will be able to continue improving the range of services we offer to our valued clients in the education sector, while drawing on the expertise of the wider PIB Group.”
DE Ford Insurance Brokers is one of 11 businesses within the PIB Group Specialty division which will move under a single brand of PIB Insurance Brokers. The move will also complement services provided by the PIB Risk Management and PIB Employee Benefits businesses.
All 500 people employed across 30 branches in the Speciality Division will remain in their roles, and PIB Group hopes to create additional roles in the coming years.
Steve Redgwell, CEO of the Specialty Division said:“The team at D E Ford has been a trusted provider to the education sector over the last 30 years and we are looking forward to seeing this experience strengthen in the coming years under the PIB Insurance Brokers name.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for PIB Group as we continue expanding our range of services and niche sectors we work with. Bringing these specialist commercial lines businesses under one brand will ensure we take even more of a unified approach and develop further strength as a collective for the benefit of our clients.”
Companies now trading as PIB Insurance Brokers include Cooke & Mason, Wilby, DE Ford, Franklands, Lorica, PIB Private Clients, PIB SME Insurance, QPI, WW Group, BKG West and Cobra Insurance Brokers. All employees will remain in their roles and keep the same contact details.
For more information please visit: www.pib-insurance.com