Jensten is pleased to announce the acquisition of Chris Knott Insurance Consultants. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal will introduce a dedicated team of 19 professionals and an office located in Hastings, as well as an additional £6.1 m GWP to the business.

Chris Knott Insurance Consultants is a well-established broker specialising in both personal and commercial lines. The business is best known for its niche motor scheme, focusing on classic cars and owners club vehicles. Additionally, the business is experienced in supporting clients with tailored solutions for small charities, allotments, canine-related activities, and photographers. 

This acquisition marks Jensten’s ongoing strategic regional expansion across the UK, enhancing the business’s local presence and its ability to service clients in the London and South East regions. It follows last year’s announcement of Jensten’s acquisition of specialist broker Berns Brett.

Upon integration, the schemes-based niche personal lines business will report into Karl Scott, Managing Director for Personal Lines at Jensten. The commercial lines business will go into the London and South East region, under Regional Managing Director, David Skinner.

Neil Franklin, Managing Director of Chris Knott Insurance Consultants, commented: “At Chris Knott, our commitment has always been to deliver the very best for our clients. We know that this dedication is shared by Jensten, making them the obvious choice for us to partner with. Joining Jensten will enable us to leverage the resources and reach the business has built, allowing us to provide an even better service to our clients. We look forward to what the future has in store for our clients and colleagues with the support of the team at Jensten.”

Rob Organ, Retail Managing Director at Jensten, added: “The acquisition of Chris Knott Insurance Consultants represents a significant step forward in our strategic efforts to strengthen our presence in the London and South East region. This acquisition not only enhances the scale and reach of our commercial lines division but, by integrating Chris Knott’s expertise in classic cars and owners club vehicles, also enriches our portfolio with new unique scheme and niche personal lines capabilities. We look forward to welcoming the Chris Knott Insurance Consultants team to the Jensten family.”

About Jensten

Jensten is one of the UK’s leading broking and underwriting businesses. Through its four divisions – retail broking, Coversure broker network, Jensten Underwriting and Jensten London Markets – the Group provides tailored insurance solutions to a wide range of customers, either directly or via independent brokers.

Since launching in 2018, Jensten has created a business that stands out in a crowded marketplace; with a reputation for putting clients and people first. As a result of organic growth and a series of strategic acquisitions – the Group is a Top 10 Independent Broker and now places in excess of £500m GWP into the market. Jensten employs over 800 people across 35 locations, and partners with 95 entrepreneurial franchise holders.