4 October 2021

Aston Lark acquires Johnsons

By Aston Lark

Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, today announces the acquisition of S Johnson & Company Ltd.

Established in 1990 and based in Birmingham, with a dedicated team led by Steven Johnson and Graham Ettrick, Johnsons provides insurance cover to a range of commercial clients. In addition, they’ve provided bespoke insurance solutions for the Music Industry for more than 20 years and the Gun Trade for more than 10, as well as high value personal household insurance.

Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO, said: “At Aston Lark we’re really proud of our Lark Music business, where we insure some of the world’s most valuable musical instruments. As soon as I met with Steve and we started talking about Johnsons’ Cover Notes scheme for musical instrument retailers, the opportunities were really clear and extremely exciting.

“The gun cover scheme also represents a great opportunity, providing a new specialism for our group, and Steve and Graham’s ethos and customer focus aligns perfectly with ours. I’m delighted to welcome the whole team to Aston Lark and I look forward to seeing both schemes thrive in their new home.”

Steven Johnson, Managing Director of Johnsons, added: “Our team has for over 20 years specialised in providing insurance services to clients in the gun and music trades. Our aim has always been to offer personal and expert service to our clients and we believe that joining the Aston Lark Group will not dilute this objective but instead bring more resources to the table, as well as offering considerable potential for further growth.”

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