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About Us

Bravo Networks houses two of the largest networks of independent regional brokers in the UK: Broker Network and Compass.

Our core purpose is to help grow, protect and support our Members, and use our collective strength to help them establish lasting and fruitful relationships with our panel of Insurer Partners. 

We understand that independent means unique and have designed our flexible proposition structure around what Members have told us they need at every stage of their life cycle.

Read on to find out more about what makes Bravo Networks distinctly different.

I’m in the lucky position that I’m able to lead a business that is heavily focused on growth and has a brilliant mix of talented individuals constantly looking to deliver the right results.
- Scott Bennett,
Managing Director
Who We Are
Who We Are

We are strong. Representing over 60% of all UK network membership gives us collective buying power. Our market strength is backed by our parent company, the Ardonagh Group, the principal diversified and independent broking and underwriting group in the UK.

We are responsive. We’re proud of the strong personal relationships we enjoy with each of our Members which drives everything we do. Our flexible, diverse membership model suits every business, from new start-ups right through to established brokerages with multiple offices.

We are specialist. Within the Networks we boast a 150 strong community of professionals; from insurer relations to HR experts and system analysts. Thanks to their diverse range of skills, ideas and backgrounds and their combined expertise, they provide an unparalleled service to our Members.

With shared beliefs and ambitions our aim is to be a trusted advisor to each and every one of our Members.

What We Do

Our mission statement says it in a nutshell: we use our reach and expertise to enable client and risk experts to deliver meaningful solutions to customers.

Our aim is to bring our diverse community of brokers, underwriters, insurers and specialists together to collaborate and innovate in fresh and exciting ways.

By fully representing our Members and Insurer Partners and understanding their needs, we recognise and identify opportunities for collaboration and facilitate reaching business goals together.

Management Team

Through their experience, industry knowledge and innovation, our management team lead Bravo Networks’ vision through strategic insight.

Scott Bennett
Managing Director

Scott uses his strong industry relationships and expertise from working closely with regional brokers to develop valuable Member propositions.

With experience in the industry spanning 30 years, Scott started his career at a local broker in Doncaster via a YTS scheme. He has built significant industry knowledge and connections through a number of regional and national roles and has worked in the network arena for more than 13 years.

Rachel Longbottom
Head of Service Performance and Innovation

Rachel’s role is to ensure that our in-house services retain a laser focus on Members’ business needs, and that the Networks’ propositions lead the way in the industry.

Her experience across the financial sector has seen Rachel lead in several change programmes to drive business benefit, including designing and implementing an interactive learning and development platform which won several industry awards.

Kevin Westcott
Development Director

Kevin joined the Networks from Aviva and, having worked closely with the business for quite some time, came on board with a sound knowledge of the deep value networks can offer our independent broker members.

Alongside a brilliant understanding of the networks arena, Kevin’s role drives collaboration amongst our development team and, with over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, it is that knowledge and experience that will help drive the business at pace.

Lewis Hetherington
Senior Finance Business Partner

Lewis oversees all aspects of Bravo Networks’ finances, including the development and management of budgets, preparation and review of financials, and reporting to stakeholders. He delivers to the business ‘on the ground’ financial advice on pathways for growth and development.

Lewis brings an analytical mindset and over 15 years of financial management experience, having previously held roles at The Ardonagh Group,Tusker and UK General Insurance.

Scott Bennett
Managing Director
Rachel Longbottom
Head of Service Performance and Innovation
Kevin Westcott
Development Director
Lewis Hetherington
Senior Finance Business Partner

OUR INSURER RELATIONSHIPS

The broking industry has always been built on relationships, and this is where our reputation within the industry really sets us apart.

We bridge the gap between our Members and Insurer Partners
We facilitate strong and fruitful relationships between our Members and our Strategic Insurer Partners, and are constantly reviewing opportunities to welcome new and innovative Partners to our panel that will meet Members’ evolving needs.

We identify opportunities to trade
Our Insurer Partners are hungry to do business with Members, and we connect the dots between their appetite and Members’ needs to ensure that the wheels keep turning and opportunities are recognised and acted upon.

We give our Members the edge over their competition
Our position within the wider Ardonagh Group means we have access to a huge range of markets that can help drive trading opportunities. Particularly beneficial for us are our continued relationships with our exclusive MGA, Bravo Networks Underwriting, and Compass London Markets, which consistently deliver results for Members.

OUR INSURERS

Working hand in glove with our wider panel of over 30 Insurer Partners, we offer a route into a broad and diverse insurer space.

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AIG logo
Allianz logo
AMWINS logo
Arch logo
Aviva logo
AXA logo
BNU logo
CFC logo - white
Compass London Markets logo
Covea logo
GEO logo
Hiscox logo
Home & Legacy logo
Integra logo
Markel logo
Miles Smith logo
NIG logo
NMU logo
PIKL logo
RSA logo
Sabre logo
Travelers logo - white
Zego logo
Zurich logo
Our Culture

There is no such thing as a pipedream. We believe in our people and we want them to achieve their goals.

Innovation

We are constantly striving for state-of-the-art solutions. We never take our people for granted and we encourage them to explore new possibilities.

Diversity and Inclusion

We bring diversity and inclusivity into sharp focus so everyone is given the chance to succeed. Wellbeing is top of our agenda and we are devoted to providing equal opportunities at every level and are focused on nurturing a fair playing field.

Strong values

We live by our values and hold one another to account to ensure what we deliver is the best it can be.

We take ownership of problems and trust each other to provide the support we need. Everything we do we do with our Members in mind and we collaborate to continuously look for meaningful solutions.

Collectively we believe we have the expertise and people to shape the future of independent insurance broking.

Our people are developed beyond the technical and are dedicated to achieving their best by truly understanding the communities they serve.