ABL Group, Brown & Brown’s Northern Ireland hub has acquired two businesses in Northern Ireland: Davison & Associates (NI) Ltd and Davison Lamont Ltd.
Davison & Associates was founded by Brian Davison and daughter Kathrine Davison in 2009 and has become one of Northern Ireland’s most progressive and successful commercial claims management companies, specialising in providing a rapid response to large commercial and household losses.
Davison Lamont was established in 2012 by Brian alongside Niall Lamont. It is an insurance consultancy business providing a bespoke service, facilitating the placement of business in the market to meet the insurance requirements of their customers, and helping companies across a broad range of sectors in Northern Ireland.
Maurice Boyd, ABL’s chief executive officer, said the acquisition of Davison & Associates will significantly enhance the claims service that ABL provides to its commercial customers: “We are thrilled to have acquired such a high-quality family-owned company which is without equal in the claims management sector in Northern Ireland. Our customers will benefit significantly from access to Brian and his team’s deep experience on major and complicated claims cases.”
Turning to Davison Lamont, Maurice noted: “Brian and Niall have an enviable track record of successful long-term relationships with their commercial customers. As part of the group, they will be a huge asset to our customer proposition, and I am excited that they have decided to join ABL.”
Maurice confirmed that both businesses will move into ABL’s offices in Belfast.
Commenting on the deals, Brian Davison, who began his insurance career as a loss adjuster, said: “We strongly believe that ABL and the wider Brown & Brown Europe group will be the best possible custodians for our team and our customers.”
“I have watched the growing success of ABL for a number of years, and worked alongside them on many occasions, so I am confident that ABL will be the perfect fit for us all.”
“The opportunity to be part of the Brown & Brown team, with all the benefits that brings for our stakeholders, was a significant factor in our decision to sell the businesses.”
“We look forward to working alongside Maurice and his team to expand and enhance our businesses in the years to come.”