Merger sees Henderson become a top player

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A HUMBER-based insurance brokers has become one of the UK’s market leaders in risk management and training with the acquisition of a major Staffordshire firm.

Henderson Insurance Brokers has merged with Corporate Risk Systems Ltd, which provides health and safety training and consultancy services.

The new enlarged business will have its headquarters in Leeds and trade under the CRS brand.

CRS provides a range of services to brokers, insurers and their clients. Henderson Insurance Brokers chief executive Joe Henderson said: “CRS has great expertise in risk management and they are a good fit in terms of the size and location of the company.

“Henderson Insurance Brokers is committed to risk management whereas other people play at it to some degree. We now have a nice-sized business with the merger of the two companies.

“The purchase has given us access to many more advisers, increased the training and risk assessment products and services we can offer and underpins the activities of our risk managers and safety consultants.”

The new enlarged CRS business has about 40 staff, including about 30 employees who have come from CRS, and will be run by CRS managing director Stephen Asbury.

The combined business has hundreds of retained clients, and completed more than 1,000 auditing and consultancy assignments across the UK, and in more than 60 countries.