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UKGI Group Bolsters its Leadership Team

UKGI Group is committed to shaping the future of our industry, delivering better outcomes for clients, and nurturing the next generation of talent. Driving this agenda and ensuring it continues to succeed with its ambitions is an experienced and enthusiastic leadership team and the breadth of talented professionals who work across the Group.

Employing 216 people, UKGI Group consists of Adler Fairways, Farm & General, and Intelligent Real Estate Due Diligence (IREDD) in its Broking sector, and UKGI Ltd, Insurance Compliance Services (ICS), UKGI Learning Solutions and Searchlight Solutions in its Consultancy sector. Both arms of the business have gone through a sustained period of success and growth within their respective markets. As UKGI Group looks to the future and to continue its upward trajectory, it is excited to announce key appointments to its leadership team.

Anthony Adler, formerly Broking CEO at Adler Fairways, transitions into the newly formed position of Group Chief Executive. Anthony will have oversight cross Group, working closely with the new Broking CEO, Paul Goodman and Consultancy CEO, Richard McKenzie to ensure the businesses continue to thrive.

Anthony was appointed as a Director of Adler Insurance Brokers in January 2004 when the decision was made to set up a dedicated broking business, separating it from Adler Insurance Services (established in 1982).

In 2015, Anthony led a management buyout of Adler Insurance Brokers, restructured the business and created a management team to help deliver his vision. Following the MBO, Adler Insurance went on to acquire Ellerton Knight, Cross and Co, and the broking division of Corrigan’s, further expanding their established Midlands footprint. Following this, in 2020, Adler Insurance Brokers joined UKGI Group and rebranded to Adler Fairways.

With a strong technical background gained as an underwriter with RSA and a wealth of experience acquired in the intervening years in the world of broking, Anthony has leveraged his knowledge and expertise to strategically elevate Adler Fairways to a UK top 10 Independent Chartered Insurance Broker with Gross Written Premiums of £60m. The growth of Adler Fairways has been both organic and acquisitional with the successful completion of nine businesses since June 2022. This has seen Adler Fairways expand its footprint to 13 offices throughout the UK and employing over 135 people.

The people within UKGI Group are critical to its future success and in helping to shape the industries it operates in, and as a Chartered Broker himself, Anthony is passionate about learning and development, an ethos core to the Group. Anthony and the leadership team are committed to empowering its people to achieve their career goals and aspirations, fostering a culture of personal development and continuous learning.

Joining Adler Fairways as their new Broking CEO is Paul Goodman. Paul brings with him a vast array of experience and knowledge acquired throughout his 39 years within the insurance industry. The early part of Paul’s career was spent working with international brokers JLT, Alexander Forbes and Marsh, focusing on business development and risk management/insurance propositions for UK based corporate entities.

After a period of 16 years, Paul progressed to managing the Corporate/Commercial Team within the largest office of Oval Insurance before moving to the City with Bluefin Insurance, as Branch Director of the Commercial Team. He later went on to rejoin JLT back in the South of England to support the development of the Southern Region and following the acquisition by Marsh, moved to the role of Managing Director of Finch Insurance. During his tenure, Finch grew organically and via acquisition, with their footprint increasing to nine offices and over 170 colleagues.

To further strengthen its leadership team, UKGI Group is also pleased to share that Neil Thomsett will be stepping into the new position of Chief Operating Officer across the Group, overseeing HR, Finance, Compliance and Marketing functions. Neil has been with Adler Fairways since 2012, overseeing business strategy, internal infrastructure and heading up the Group Resources team. Neil has been instrumental in supporting Anthony and the wider leadership team to achieve their growth plans, helping Adler Fairways to secure and integrate several acquisitions within the last two years. Neil’s knowledge, dynamic approach and strategic forward thinking complement the diverse experience of the Group’s leadership team.

UKGI Group is confident that as it begins the next phase of its journey, the right team is in place to propel the Group forward and deliver upon its exciting future aims and aspirations.

Notes to Editors

About Adler Fairways

Adler Fairways is a well-established and trusted Chartered independent insurance broker providing expert insurance and risk management advice, employee benefits, and health and wellbeing services to commercial and private clients throughout the UK. Over the last two years, Adler Fairways has focused on expanding their specialisms, and through the acquisition of Farm & General and IREDD, have established specialist brands within the agriculture and farming and legal indemnity sectors.

Adler Fairways is driven by an ambition to improve our industry and deliver better outcomes for clients. Their customer-first approach is delivered by a team of specialist insurance experts with an unwavering commitment to understanding their clients and the unique needs and challenges they face. They have 13 offices throughout the UK and are recognised nationally within the insurance industry for their professional and personal approach and have been helping to protect clients for over 40 years.

For more information on Adler Fairways please call 0121 764 5500 or email

About UKGI Ltd

UKGI Ltd are an independent privately-owned consultancy business with more than 15 years’ experience providing expert compliance support and advice. They were established in 2004 when regulation began to be a significant focus for general insurance brokers and built their experienced team to focus on the delivery of services helping brokers trade in this highly regulated environment.

In 2020, they formed UKGI Group, bringing together leading compliance consultancy firms; ICS and RWA Business Consultancy. Following this, in 2023, UKGI Ltd merged with RWA Compliance to create one of the largest consultancies in the sector, enabling clients to get the best of both market leaders, with access to a wider choice of support, services and expertise.

UKGI currently employs over 55 people, serving the general insurance, consumer credit and funeral planning sectors.

About UKGI Learning Solutions

UKGI Learning Solutions is a market leading learning and development solutions provider with over 20 years’ experience operating within the general insurance sector and in non-standard FCA regulated sectors.

Comprising of Searchlight Solutions, a business acquired by UKGI Group in 2020, and The Development Zone e-Learning platform, they offer a truly blended learning and training solution, helping clients maximise their people development opportunities at scale, and across multiple locations.

UKGI Learning Solutions specialise in delivering engaging and up-to-date learning courses across a broad range of development areas such as technical insurance skills, business & soft skills, compliance & regulatory skills, and leadership & management.

For more information on UKGI Compliance and or UKGI Learning Solutions please call 01925 765777 or email

About Insurance Compliance Services (ICS)

ICS is a leading compliance service provider in the UK with the scale, expertise and flexibility to support all sizes and types of firm, from sole traders to large multi-site organisations. They work with traditional insurance brokers, wholesale brokers, Lloyd’s and London market brokers, managing and underwriting agents, MGA’s, insurers, secondary intermediaries, schemes and affinity providers, networks and more.

Whether it’s ongoing assistance with FCA compliance, technical expertise to support risk management and corporate governance, or an in-depth understanding of London markets, ICS enable clients to face compliance with confidence.

Their combination of technical knowledge and expertise is trusted by clients throughout the UK, and they are proud to be recommended by Willis Towers Watson Network, 1Answer Network, Blink Intermediary Solutions and Keychoice as their preferred provider of compliance support to their members.

For more information about ICS please call us  01892 539600 or email