TORONTO, July 17, 2023 – BrokerLink closed its largest acquisition of 2023 with Access Insurance Group (Access Insurance), effective July 1. This is a significant agreement, providing an opportunity for the company to expand its Alberta footprint to deliver high-quality services in Edmonton, Lacombe, Red Deer, Stony Plain, Lloydminster and the surrounding communities.
Growth and investment in local communities
For over 40 years, Access Insurance has provided personal and commercial insurance solutions to Western Canadians and has been a leader incorporating technology and innovation into its operations. Brokerage employees are passionate about the broker distribution channel down to grassroots, with active board members on the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta and the Professional Young Insurance Brokers. Access Insurance professionals live and work in the communities they serve and support notable causes, including STARS Air Ambulance, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Bissell Centre and Canadian Blood Services. The team members of Access Insurance will continue serving their communities as part of the BrokerLink team.
“I’m impressed by the many values and business direction that we share with BrokerLink,” says Brad Sklarchuk, President of Access Insurance. “Their leadership team is full of talented and genuine people and our clients will benefit from the exceptional synergies and scale this deal provides.”
Albert Pol, BrokerLink’s Vice President, Alberta, is thrilled to welcome Access Insurance, “This is a fantastic fit for both of our organizations, and we are excited about the new talent and expertise, unique offerings and new locations being served.”
“I’m beyond pleased that our leaders will serve in key roles at BrokerLink and our employees will have career opportunities in their branches and beyond, should they choose to pursue that course.” Sklarchuk adds. “Clients will continue receiving the specialized attention and expertise from advisors they know and trust, and our employees will have access to all that BrokerLink has to offer. It’s win-win!”
Joe D’Annunzio, President of BrokerLink adds, “A warm welcome to Brad Sklarchuk, Chad Hudson, Kevin Struik and the entire team from Access Insurance! We look forward to working with these talented insurance professionals as we expand our service in Central Alberta and develop further relationships within the community.”
Strengthening our roots in Alberta
BrokerLink was originally established in Alberta over 30 years ago and has a strong foundation in the province. In 2022, the company invested and expanded in the communities of Calgary, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Gibbons, Blairmore, Redcliff and Medicine Hat, through the acquisition of several respected brokerages, including Crowsnest Insurance, Bow Valley Insurance, Tailor Made Insurance, Maple Insurance and Robinson Insurance.
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 3,400 employees, we’re proud to say BrokerLink has become one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance brokerages.
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