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  • Nicky Frost

Aston Lark acquires Sennocke International Insurance Services and Build-Zone Survey Services

Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, continues its growth acceleration by today announcing the acquisition of Sennocke International Insurance Services Ltd and Build-Zone Survey Services Ltd.

London, 23 February 2021

Based in Sevenoaks in Kent and founded in 1990, Sennocke International Insurance Services incorporates two specialist and well-known brands: Self-Build Zone, the market leader in self-build insurance, and Build-Zone, which has one of the largest capacities for latent defects insurance in the market. Build-Zone Survey Services provides the technical surveying and risk management support that underpins the strong underwriting capability in Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone. These leading niche brands will play a significant role in Aston Lark’s extensive commercial schemes offering.

Sennocke International Insurance Services also operates as a general insurance broker serving the needs of both commercial organisations and private clients.

Peter Blanc, Aston Lark Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the whole Sennocke and Build-Zone Survey Services team to the Aston Lark family. Having been a customer of Build-Zone over the years, we know what a fantastic service they provide and that they will become a force to be reckoned with as we grow in construction insurance. We already have Renovation Plan in our stable and, with the various Sennocke brands, we see a really exciting future ahead.”

Paul Kempton, Sennocke Managing Director, added: “We are thrilled to be joining the Aston Lark Group and excited about the opportunities this venture will offer our growing company. We’ve proved ourselves multiple times in construction insurance, as well as in many other areas. This opportunity takes Sennocke International Insurance Services and Build-Zone Survey Services to the next level in expanding our already strong position in various markets.”

For further information please contact:

Christina Talo, Head of Marketing, Aston Lark / 07779 543 994

Notes to Editors

About Aston Lark

Aston Lark is on a journey to become the most trusted Chartered insurance broker and employee benefits advisor in the industry. With over 1,000 employees across more than 35 offices in the UK and Ireland, and over £500m of GWP, our expertise is vast and spans all commercial sectors, industry-specific schemes, employee benefits consultancy, and a wide range of private client solutions.

About Self-Build Zone

Self-Build Zone is the market leader in self-build insurance, offering site insurance and structural warranty products for new builds, renovations, and extension and conversion projects. They are the sole provider for Site Insurance and 10 Year Structural Warranty for Self-Builders for the NHBC.

About Build-Zone

Build-Zone was created as a 10-year structural warranty provider in 2003 and is experienced in underwriting warranties for all types of developments, from a single unit new home warranty to large residential or commercial Latent Defects insurance.

About Build-Zone Survey Services

Build-Zone Survey Services is a specialist auditing and project management company providing onsite auditing and technical advice.

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