Cooke & Mason Plc, recently acquired by PIB Group, celebrates 40th anniversary

Mike HudsonNews

Cooke & Mason, one of the UK’s leading Chartered Insurance Brokers, ranked in the country’s top 75 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.

  • Cooke & Mason was formed in May 1976 and operated as general insurance brokers from a tiny office in Worksop
  • The success of the business has been built on commitment to customer service and the delivery of quality solutions
  • It is currently employing over 250 insurance, claims and risk management specialists along with customer service and support staff
  • Cooke and Mason will celebrate their 40th Anniversary on Friday 10th June with a party for all of their staff and partners
  • Cooke & Mason was recently acquired by PIB Insurance Brokers (PIB), one of the fastest growing insurance brokers in the UK. The deal has been finalised in April 2016.

Following the recent exciting investment from PIB, the business continues to grow and has expanded into new sectors. Cooke & Mason’s insurance broking service is complemented by its subsidiary, Sigerson Associates, which provides a comprehensive risk management service and health and safety advice including behavioural safety training. The company has a broad and loyal client base across a wide range of industries, with a particular expertise in motor trade sector, where they have been providing insurance solutions for over 30 years. Sigerson Associates offers a number of tailored personal services and web-based, on-demand solutions, including xCentaPlus – a direct, cost-effective route to a wide range of professional and confidential services that may not otherwise be available to a large number of businesses.

Steve Cooke, the Chairman of Cooke & Mason said: “We are very proud of our achievement. Although we were one of the first insurance brokers to achieve Chartered Status and this professionalism is the backbone of the company, we have always sought to provide exceptional service and place the customer at the heart of all that we do. Going the extra yard is central to our ethos. This remains as true today as it was 40 years ago. In my opinion, this is why we have such loyal customers, suppliers and staff. We wouldn’t still be around today – let alone growing strongly – if it were not for these exceptional, dedicated and hardworking people so it is only fair that we recognise their achievement in this way.

That strong growth and recruitment will continue now that we have the investment of PIB Insurance Brokers. To have secured this on our 40th anniversary is deeply satisfying and we all look forward to our 50th and beyond.”

Many of their clients have remained loyal to Cooke and Mason throughout the years, including Micro-Mesh Filtration who has worked with them since year one. Bob Underwood, the Founder of the company said: “Micro-Mesh Filtration wish to congratulate Cooke & Mason and especially Steve Cooke on their 40th anniversary. Over the past 40 years that we have been a client of theirs it has always been a pleasure working with them and to see them grow without losing their friendly and proficient way of solving our problems. We wish then another 40 years of success.”

Brendan McManus, the CEO of PIB, said: “We are very excited to celebrate Cooke & Mason’s 40th anniversary and to have a team of their calibre and expertise on board. We look forward to continuing to work with them for another successful 40 years and beyond.”