PGG Wrightson Limited (NZX: PGW) and BrokerWeb Risk Services Limited (BWRS) today announced that BWRS will provide insurance broking services to PGW’s customers and the wider rural community.
PGW CEO, Stephen Guerin said “We are delighted to announce this relationship with BWRS based on our shared vision to provide customers with a bespoke insurance offering through a seamless service.”
John Chandler, BWRS CEO, echoes Stephen’s comments, “This relationship has a strong strategic fit as BWRS already has a solid presence in the rural sector and our association will provide a landmark opportunity to jointly grow our existing rural and agribusiness customer base for the mutual benefit of both organisations and our customers. BWRS looks forward to building long-term relationships with PGW and its customers. Our brokers are excited by the opportunity to work closely with PGW’s customers to discover their needs and design tailored solutions that will work for them and protect their interests."
Like PGW, BWRS has a nationwide reach. BWRS’s brokers have local knowledge and its customers have easy personal access to market-leading insurance products and risk advice. Both PGW and BWRS place customers at the centre of everything they do and focus on building enduring relationships by working together and delivering outstanding service.
PGW is a market leading, full-service agricultural supplies and services business operating across the rural supply chain throughout New Zealand for more than 165 years. PGW’s technical expertise, nationwide presence, focus on innovation, and enduring relationships with the rural community place them in the enviable position of being one of the best-known, respected, and trusted agricultural brands in the country.
PGW has more than 1,800 people located in over 170 sites around the country offering superior specialist knowledge and expertise. With more than 56,000 customer accounts and over 31,000 products, the majority of their customers’ purchases are repeat business and necessities for the success of their businesses.
BWRS is New Zealand’s largest independent insurance broker. The company specialises in the provision of quality insurance broking and risk management solutions for corporate, commercial, rural, and domestic insurance buyers. BWRS supports rural insurance buyers with their total insurance and risk management needs with products designed to protect the assets of both agricultural and rural based businesses. BWRS has a strong reputation for achieving and maintaining competitive premium pricing for clients.
BWRS has approximately 150 staff servicing more than 25,000 clients across their nationwide branches, as well as their associate business network. BWRS’s brokers are supported through their partnership with ASX listed company AUB Group, Australasia’s largest equity-based insurance broker network.
PGW may be entitled to a commission for its referral service provided to BWRS. PGW does not provide insurance, insurance advice, or financial advice. PGW may, with customer consent, manage payment of customers’ insurance premiums to BWRS or customers’ insurance provider.
For media enquiries contact:
Amanda Dick, PGW – 027 247 5972
Carla Gilmour, BWRS – 021 024 27312