Brunel Group

We provide clients with insurance services for all commercial classes with a focus on sophisticated corporate clients requiring a professional and advisory proposition.
https://www.brunelgroup.co.uk/

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Everyone working for Brunel Insurance Brokers was rewarded for persevering in tough circumstances with an Amazon voucher as a thank-you in May 2020. The workforce was also treated to a £50 voucher from John Lewis or Sainsbury's at Christmas. The independent insurance brokers' expert team of about 100 people works side-by-side with 6,500 corporate, commercial and individual clients around Britain.

The company, based in Bristol, has six UK offices and is committed to bringing on high-calibre new recruits to join its pool of professionals with a wealth of industry experience. A buddy system has been set up to support junior staff and help working relationships grow and strengthen. The company also sets aside a budget that goes back into the team through social events.

Brunel's commercial insurance broking business has achieved Chartered status, the gold standard award in the sector, while its financial services business has achieved high levels of trust through its proud record of honesty and integrity. Hands-on senior managers are involved in all day-to-day operations and lead the way to take part in charity events backing local causes.

To encourage the health of young people in its communities, Brunel has increased its commitment to grassroots football and cricket sponsorships as many clubs are struggling with lack over income as a result of the pandemic. The company backs teams including Hartlepool FC and the Taunton and District Saturday Football League.

Featured Workplace Factors

Wellbeing

82% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The focus on wellbeing has been sharpened over the past year. Staff were reminded about their entitlement to up to eight free therapy sessions under the employee assistance programme. For those working in the offices, the company provides free fruit and hot drinks.

Fair Deal

67% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Employee benefits and the progressive pay structure for sale teams are above the sector average. Part of a group with four subsidiaries, Brunel offers a 25% commission for referrals across its businesses. The incentive has driven brokers to ask more questions and help clients on a broader scale while growing the business.

Giving Something Back

91% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Employees in Brunel's six offices raised more than £2,000 for local food banks. At Christmas, local teams supported causes close to home, donating £150 for presents for children in hospital in Co Durham and £150 for disadvantaged children in the southwest of England.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2005
Total number of employees
6
Number of UK locations
37
Employee average age
59% : 41%
Male : Female employee ratio
29%
Employees earning £35k+
0%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
"It’s fantastic to see such high levels of employee engagement throughout Brunel Group and we are delighted to have obtained an ‘outstanding’ 2* result for the 4th year running. While the insurance and financial planning arms of the Group continue to thrive and grow, it is important to us that our employees continue to remain as engaged and passionate about the business as they are today. The b-Heard survey is valuable to us to not only highlight our strengths, but allow us to adapt in a way to continue supporting employee engagement further. We are proud to have achieved this excellent result. "

Russell Lane, CEO - Brunel Group

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