Billyard named top in Canada insurance

Insurance brokerage Billyard Insurance Group has been rated the best in the country in the latest report issued by Insurance Business Canada

Online PR News – 25-April-2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Ontario firm Billyard Insurance Group has been named the best in Canada in the annual Top 10 Brokerages report released by Insurance Business Canada (IBC) magazine. The prestigious list recognizes the companies that have achieved significant growth in 2018.

Now in its sixth year, the Top 10 Brokerages report evaluates brokerages of all sizes on an even playing field using a 'handicap' method. To be considered for Top 10 Brokerages, a brokerage had to provide key details about its business in 2018 including revenue, policies written, number of brokers, number of clients and profit margin. Then, each brokerage was ranked according to 12 criteria.

2018 was a year of considerable growth and expansion for BIG with the company opening 16 new office locations in Ontario and adding 98 licensed brokers to its workforce. President Stephen Billyard emphasised the firm's holistic approach - "our company tag line is "Think BIG. Insurance for everything" - and focus on its people.

"Our strength is in our brokers - we've built a broad distribution channel and serve a diverse range of cultural segments across Ontario," Billyard told IBC.

"In an industry where everybody is buzzing about insurtech, we constantly remind ourselves that technology works for people, not the other way around. We believe it is our people that drive our business."

The full report is available in issue 7.02 of Insurance Business Canada, out now or find out more about Billyard Insurance Group here:


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