About Us

Aston Lark

Your world is our focus

Whoever you are, however you live, and wherever you do business, we’re by your side when you need us most. By getting to know you, we understand you better, and while insurance can be complex, we make things simple and clear. What matters to you, matters to us.

Our history

Aston Lark was created in 2017 when two of the UK’s largest, independent insurance brokers came together: Aston Scott Group and Lark Group. With shared beliefs, values and ambitions we embarked upon our journey to become the most trusted advisors in the industry.

In May 2019 we announced the acquisition of Aston Lark by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, enabling us to continue acquiring like-minded brokers and employee benefits advisors, and deliver on our impressive growth ambitions both organically and via acquisitions.

On 21st April 2022 we became part of Howden, the international insurance broking group, with the aim of creating a standout, full-spectrum British broker with unrivalled reach and access.

In the coming months and years we’re looking forward to helping create the biggest, best UK and Irish insurance distributor. And the opportunities aren’t just for our clients. The creation of this unique business also means a whole range of opportunities for our colleagues as well as new talent as we build our business to be unrivalled in the market. The future is about opportunity and growth.

We have the scale and know-how to take care of you and your business, wherever you are.

Our expertise

The scope of our expertise is vast and spans all commercial sectors, industry-specific schemes, employee benefits expertise, and a wide range of private client solutions, with an inhouse Claims team on hand when you need us the most. We’re adept at providing comprehensive advice, and can adapt and adjust our focus when the world around you changes or your business evolves. We help you mitigate risk by providing custom-fit products and risk management advice.

Today, we have the scale and know-how to take care of you and your business, wherever you are. Proud to be one of the top three independent Chartered Insurance Brokers in the country, Aston Lark is trusted by over 200,000 clients across the UK and Ireland. Placing £1.3bn of premium into the market, and with over 2,100 staff in more than 75 regional locations, our specialist teams are ready to advise and support you. And while our services are wide-ranging, our customer service is always personal. We treat everyone as an individual, paying close attention to the smallest detail.

Already awarded the highly prestigious Corporate Chartered Insurance Broker status, we’re recognised for our ethical good practice, the pursuit of excellence, and for achieving the highest standards for our clients. Protecting your world protects ours, and we never take it for granted.

We care, and that’s what sets us apart.

Aston Lark Group at a glance...

Why choose Aston Lark?

Standards. Professionalism. Trust.

Aston Lark has been awarded corporate Chartered Insurance Brokers status by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

This highly prestigious designation has a demanding qualification criteria. It signifies that businesses are very serious in their pursuit of the highest standards and it confirms that we have a commitment throughout the business to helping our staff achieve professional qualifications and adhering to ethical good practice.

Are you a broker considering your future…?

We have a wealth of experience of acquiring businesses over the years and have met with many hundreds of brokers. We believe we can really help you to make the right decision, even if that means selling to another broker, undertaking a management buy-out, seeking your own venture capital funding or continuing with your current business. We want to make sure that any businesses we acquire are a great fit both for Aston Lark and for you, so the best way forward is a confidential discussion to talk through your needs and wants and see whether they gel with our ambitions.

If you would like to have an informal and confidential discussion regarding your business, please contact Group CEO Peter Blanc on 01206 655399.

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