Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers Limited
Harbour House, 126 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1UL
We are a Group of Companies providing specialist Insurance Broking and Risk Management advice and services. We also have a substantial Financial Services and Financial Planning operation. We were formed 30 years ago by Chairman Alan Boswell, who has seen the Group grow to become a leading UK insurance broker and one of the largest regional Independent Financial Planners. The Group currently employs over 300 staff and has seven offices throughout East Anglia. Our clients are located throughout the UK – in many cases benefiting from our bespoke nationally available insurance schemes and products. The Financial Services and Financial Planning Businesses also include specialist Employee Benefits, Healthcare, and Protection divisions.
Managing Director, Bury St Edmunds
Having entered the world of insurance broking after leaving university in 1985, Adrian then joined the board of specialist businesses insurance broker Alliance Insurance Management in 2000. He was responsible for running the client services programme, compliance and human resources. In 2007 he joined the Bury St Edmunds operation of Alan Boswell Group as Managing Director. Adrian has a keen interest in music and sport – playing football and cricket before deciding it was easier to simply run in straight lines and he now runs the occasional half marathon for his favourite charity. Adrian and his wife Anne, also provide a valuable taxi service for their two children.
Alan followed his father into insurance and, after early spells working with both the Road Transport & General Insurance Company (now part of Aviva) and a Norwich-based insurance broker, he made the decision to start his own business. From the formation of Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers in 1982, Alan’s ambition has always been to create a professional progressive company with a reputation for providing first-class expert advice over a wide range of financial disciplines. By continually reinvesting in the development of the company Alan has managed to take Alan Boswell Group to its current position; recognised by clients and the industry as one of the most dynamic and reputable insurance brokers and financial advisers in the country. Away from work Alan is a lifelong rugby fan, a keen golfer and an enthusiastic landscape gardener.
After studying engineering at Nottingham University, Alastair joined London accountancy firm haysmacintyre. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he moved back to his native city of Norwich to join Virgin Money. During Virgin Money’s time of rapid expansion (with the acquisition of Northern Rock) Alastair moved to Edinburgh and took up the position of Treasury Manager. Alastair relocated back to Norfolk to join Alan Boswell Group in 2013 as Group Financial Controller. He was promoted to the Board of Directors for Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers and Alan Boswell & Company Ltd in 2015. As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Alastair is also a Chartered Treasurer. Alastair and his wife have two children and are both passionate Norfolk Broads sailors, owning a Traditional Broads River cruiser and Norfolk Punt dinghy
Group Managing Directo
Chris studied accountancy and then statistics before making his way into insurance. Initially working in reinsurance and then direct insurance for overseas companies, Chris joined Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers in 1993 as Office Manager. The company was much smaller then – there were only 25 employees in total – but Chris was drawn by the sheer enthusiasm of the company to focus on its clients and to strive to provide the best service possible. Chris is a Chartered Insurance Broker and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He firmly believes that continual training and professional development for both the company and individuals is the way forward. A family man with a wife and three children, Chris likes to race his sailing boats whenever he gets the chance and also plays a bit of golf when the opportunity arises.