BrokerLink expands in Owen Sound, Ontario

TORONTO, MARCH 5, 2024 – BrokerLink, one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance brokerages, is excited to announce the acquisition of Ontario-based Hanbidge & Bowman Ltd. Insurance Professionals (Hanbidge and Bowman Insurance), effective March 1, 2024.

Growing BrokerLink’s Owen Sound team

Established in 1947, Hanbidge and Bowman Insurance has been a fixture on Owen Sound’s main street, offering its customers insurance solutions for home, auto, business and farm insurance. The brokerage has demonstrated its commitment to the community for over 70 years by proudly sponsoring local sports teams, contributing to meaningful foundations and participating in town events.

“We pride ourselves on living in the community we serve and helping customers find the right insurance using our local expertise,” says Dave McNeill, President of Hanbidge and Bowman Insurance. “BrokerLink is well-known for its knowledgeable team, and our customers and employees will benefit from its sizable network, specialized insurance offerings and technology capabilities.”

Hanbidge and Bowman Insurance team members will continue helping Owen Sound residents as part of the BrokerLink team.

“We extend a warm welcome to our new employees from Hanbidge and Bowman Insurance,” says Lindsay Loughridge, BrokerLink’s Vice President of Ontario and Digital Distribution. “At BrokerLink, we’re here to help people and we will continue providing excellent service to new and existing customers in the Owen Sound area, whether we meet in person, online or over the phone.”

About BrokerLink

Since 1991 we’ve had a vision: to build a network of trusted insurance brokers across the country, working directly in the communities we serve. With over 200 branches and 3,700 employees, we’re proud to say that BrokerLink has become one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance brokerages.

Brokerlink Inc. is a subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), a certified Kincentric 2023 Best Employer in Canada. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Michael Stack
Vice President, Acquisitions
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