It’s only a month since Aston Lark Ireland made its last acquisition announcement but the business is already back on the deal-making path and today revealed its purchase of Veritan Consultants Limited (trading as Brady Burns & Associates).
The Kildare based brokerage, which was founded in 1989 by Joe Brady and Breda Burns (pictured), specialises in delivering commercial and personal lines insurance solutions to both retail and business customers. Burns’ son Eimhin also joined the family business in 2006 and, with the backing of an experienced and dedicated team of staff, the three insurance professionals have continued to grow the business to this day.
Commenting on the deal, Robert Kennedy, Aston Lark Ireland CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Breda, Joe, Eimhin and the whole team to the Aston Lark family. Brady Burns is a high-quality business built on an ethos of care for customers, employees and insurers alike. These shared values make it a perfect fit for Aston Lark Ireland.”
Kennedy noted that the broker’s team will be a great addition to the group and that Aston Lark Ireland is keen to continue growing and acquiring like-minded brokers across Ireland with the ambition of becoming the country’s leading independent insurance broker.
Lending his voice to the announcement, Peter Blanc, Aston Lark group CEO, added that even though the Aston Lark Ireland team recently completed the rebrand of the group’s Irish businesses to Aston Lark Ireland, that hasn’t slowed down their growth agenda.
“The team have been incredibly busy,” he said, “and I’m hugely excited to now welcome Breda and the team from Brady Burns into the Aston Lark Ireland family. Brady Burns has an excellent reputation and we hope to help them look after their clients well into the future.”
Meanwhile, Breda Burns, director of Brady Burns & Associates, stated that the team is very happy to maintain the continuity of the business going forward, as part of the Aston Lark Group. She highlighted that this development will strengthen the company’s position within the insurance market, as well as providing clients with a wider choice and ensuring its team continues to be well looked after.