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Oval acquires Leicester IFA Williams & Williams

Insurance provider Oval has acquired Williams & Williams to its growing portfolio of firms.

The Leicester-based insurance broker and IFA is Ovals eighth acquisition, which will strengthen its presence in the Midlands, now having its largest office based in the region, with a turnover of 10m.

The Nottingham, Birmingham, Coventry and London offices currently have a combined annual turnover of 22m.

Williams & Williams managing director Mark Williams says: We approached Oval earlier this year. The supply chain in our industry has changed beyond all recognition in recent years and we realised we needed to be part of something larger to make the most of our technical capabilities.


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