ICIB acquires Nelson's Paradise Brokers
2 February 2021

ICIB CEO, Grant Milne, and Paradise Brokers Principal, Kenn Butler, are delighted to announce the merger of their two businesses. The acquisition by ICIB is effective Monday 1 February 2021.

This carefully-planned merger has been many months in preparation. It is a values-based acquisition, designed to benefit everyone involved: clients, principals and the wider Nelson & Marlborough region.

Paradise Brokers will become the Nelson office of ICIB, but both Kenn Butler and his colleague Carla Glasgow will remain with the business. ICIB’s Nelson team will relocate to the Paradise Brokers offices at 63 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. Wayne Wiffen, ICIB’s South Island Broker Manager will have overall responsibility for the Nelson branch.

Grant Milne is proud to merge with Paradise Brokers. “Paradise Brokers has a long and proud history in the top of the south, along with a strong client service ethic. This makes them a perfect fit for ICIB. We’ve built our business on life-long client relationships, based on quality customer care and transparency. Paradise Brokers helps us achieve our regional growth strategy, and we look forward to welcoming Kenn, Carla and the Paradise Brokers clients to our business.”

Kenn Butler says “After owning & operating my own broking business, I am convinced partnering with ICIB – a business with equal values & integrity to my own – just makes sense.  ICIB’s principals are actively involved in client servicing and client broking solutions. This hands-on approach brings a whole new level of scale and expertise to the table. ICIB is a large New Zealand owned insurance brokerage company, thus increasing the market buying power and product offerings for our clients”.

For more information, please contact Grant Milne grant@icib.co.nz

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