Peter Blanc

Peter Blanc

 Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Howden Group Holdings


Peter helps to run Howden Group Holdings, the parent company of Howden Insurance Brokers, one of the largest insurance brokers in the country.

In Colchester it has two branches: a High Street branch for personal and small business customers and a larger office in Amphora Place, in Middleborough, where we look after large corporate customers.  It employs over 15,000 staff worldwide and over 150 are based in their Colchester branches.

Howdens has just agreed to become principal sponsors of Colchester Rugby Club and is committed to becoming an integral part of the Colchester community.

Howden Group

In October 2022 Colchester-based Aston Lark was acquired by Howden, the international insurance broking group, and from October 2023, Howden became the new name for Aston Lark.   One of the reasons Aston Lark and Howden are such a good fit, is our shared value of care – care for our clients, the community, and our employees. Together, we have created a standout full-service broker, unrivalled in its quality, scale and reach in the UK and Ireland.

From its offices in Middleborough, Colchester, 100 staff specialise in business insurance and Employee Benefits but also have a thriving Private Client division so we can look after all aspects of insurances on behalf of companies and their directors personal requirements, in and around Colchester.

We are growing both organically but also through strategic acquisitions of high quality brokers throughout the UK and our stated aim is to become the UK’s most trusted Chartered Insurance Broker delivering for our clients with care, passion, integrity and expertise.