Cobra Network has appointed Les Brewin to the role of director.
Brewin previously served as the managing director of the Purple Partnership – a business alliance of independent brokers and insurance providers created by Brewin in 2009, which was associated with Marsh Commercial. In his new role as director, Brewin will report directly to Cobra Network CEO Andy Tedstone.
“I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Les to Cobra. His arrival is perfect timing for us as we accelerate our growth journey,” said Tedstone.
Tedstone was referring to Cobra Network’s recent launch of a refreshed proposition and modern branding, new insurer partners, and the addition of new products and services.
“We’ve enjoyed a lot of developments over the last year that have greatly broadened and enhanced our proposition. This has led to significant growth as a result of the changes we’ve made and investment in the team,” the CEO said.
Cobra Network’s membership grew by over 30% in 2020, which it credits to improvements in its overall proposition. The company also conducted a satisfaction survey in 2020, which found that 94% of existing members said they would recommend the network to other brokers.
“We’ve had a fantastic start to 2021 and have ambitious plans for the future of the network. Les is a great asset to have on our team and we are looking forward to tapping into his wealth of knowledge and expertise,” Tedstone added.
“Having dedicated many years building the Purple Partnership, it needed to be an exceptional opportunity for me to consider making a return to the sector. Cobra Network is that opportunity and I have been following their journey with great interest since their acquisition by PIB Group,” commented Brewin on his appointment.
PIB Group acquired Cobra Network in 2019.
“I am impressed with their developments and how the team has stayed true to their commitment to support independent brokers. The number of new members joining is testament to their work and I’m excited about being able to continue with my passion for supporting regional brokers,” said Brewin.