Local insurance broker J. Bennett & Son have announced the acquisition of the general insurance arm of Oxfordshire based insurance brokers Mathews Comfort.
Established in 1851 Mathews Comfort have been arranging insurance, managing risk and providing financial advice as independent brokers specialising in a personal service for their business and private clients.
The existing team at Mathews Comfort, including Directors Russell Thynne and Philippa Jones, will continue to run the business from their iconic Oxford premises.
The ownership of Mathews Comfort Financial Services which is a separate entity, remains unchanged and moves to new premises in North Leigh from January 2018 where it will continue to provide the same Financial Planning services.
The MD of J. Bennett & Son, Peter Sutcliffe, said : ‘We have long admired Mathews Comfort for their professionalism and are absolutely thrilled to be involved with Russell, Philippa and their team.
Bringing in Mathews Comfort gives us a combined 275-year heritage and I look forward to working together to ensure that both our companies remain firmly part of the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire landscape.‘
Peter Bird, Chairman of Mathews Comfort, said : ‘This is an exciting time and secures Mathews Comfort as an independent broker for the future, and is a ringing endorsement of our strong team for all their hard work. For our clients, it will be business as usual with us continuing to provide them with a professional, expert service.‘
Further information can be found on the J. Bennett & Son website.