BUSINESS AS USUAL WITH JVIB & REGIONAL INSURANCE BROKERS MERGE
Joe Vella Insurance Brokers (JVIB) today announced they will merge with Regional Insurance Brokers (RIB), effective July 1st 2021. The strategic move strengthens the locally renowned brokers abilities to provide more services and additional skills and knowledge in the insurance arena.
Founding Director, Joe Vella and the JVIB team celebrate 25 years of service in Cairns and the local region this July with Regional Insurance Brokers bringing 40 years of experience to the party. Combined, the powerhouse brokerage will provide clients with the security of a larger national footprint, becoming one of the largest regional insurance broking firms in Queensland. JVIB will continue to offer real, local expertise to support clients throughout their insurance journey, from assessing their risks, finessing their policies to lodging their claims.
Founded in Mackay in 1981, RIB is committed to expanding across Queensland and is ably supported through the national network and footprint of being a subsidiary of the Steadfast Group. With 13 offices throughout Queensland, RIB has the capability and centralised backing to continue offering clients the scale and scope they’ve come to expect. With a client-centric focus to deliver insurance protection for clients, RIB and JVIB will partner to expand their combined network in North Queensland.
Regional CEO, Tim Mathieson said: “While the insurance market in North Queensland presents many challenges, it creates an opportunity for brokers to continue to deliver real value to their clients across all industries and regions. With our understanding of operating a branch network, we look forward to working with JVIB to deliver greater synergies and opportunities for our clients and staff on the ground.”
In making the announcement of the impending merge today, Joe Vella noted, “Whilst we will be able to provide clients with new services and areas of expertise moving forward, in the short term, nothing changes. It will be business as usual and you can rely on the same personal working relationships that you have enjoyed in the past. JVIB together with Regional Insurance will continue to offer you the protection you need for what’s important to you.
I will remain actively involved in the business as Managing Director of JVIB and will continue to provide broking services” Joe assures.