Specialist Risk Group acquires Hamilton Leigh insurance brokers

London - 1 March 2022 - Fast-growing insurance intermediary, Specialist Risk Group (SRG), has today announced the acquisition of Commercial & Motor Trade Broker, Hamilton Leigh.

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This latest acquisition further demonstrates SRG’s commitment to be the natural home for specialists.  

Hamilton Leigh is a commercial broker dating back to 1987 with particular expertise in the Motor Trade and Technology sectors. Under the continued leadership of Managing Director Lee Cohen and Operations Director Jill Hamilton, the Hamilton Leigh team will join SRG’s Retail division, Specialist Risk Insurance Solutions (SRIS), which last year doubled in size.  

The Hamilton Leigh deal is the latest in a long line of SRG acquisitions, which include KBIS, The Channel Partnership, David Codling and Associates, amongst others. In January 2022, SRG also acquired the London-based Special Risks team from Bridge Insurance.  


Lee Anderson, Group Deputy CEO at SRG said: “Hamilton Leigh is another fantastic addition to SRIS, providing new areas of deep specialism, supported by a team of genuine experts in the Motor Trade and Technology sectors. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Lee and Jill throughout the deal process and I look forward to working with them as we continue to grow and enhance our specialist capabilities”. 

Lee Cohen, Managing Director at Hamilton Leigh said:

Despite approaches from many other potential buyers, we felt a great synergy with SRG in regards to where we wanted to take the business. SRG has a clear vision for the future, which entails being the home for specialist businesses. Being part of the group allows us to offer a much broader range of services that brings tangible benefits to our clients. It was also evident that SRG offered the right cultural fit for our team by providing them with an environment where they can develop and maximise their full potential. 

Warren Downey, Group CEO at SRG said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Lee, Jill and the Hamilton Leigh team to SRG. When we created SRG, we said that we would follow specialism wherever it took us and Hamilton Leigh epitomises the type of business that will thrive within our Group. They are clearly specialists, ambitious and this will be a fantastic cultural fit for both teams.”   

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