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July 8, 2019

Navacord launches disruptive solution for energy and power industries with Navasure Structured Surety Solutions

July 4, 2019 – Toronto – Navacord Corp. continues to fuel their entrepreneurial spirit with the launch of Navasure Structured Surety Solutions, Canada’s only provider of innovative structured surety solutions for the energy and power industries, effective July 8, 2019.

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July 3, 2019

Navacord establishes group benefits and retirement consulting presence in Western Canada with acquisition of Benefit Consultants Inc.

Navacord Corp. is pleased to announce the establishment of a group benefits and retirement presence in Western Canada with the acquisition of Edmonton-based Benefit Consultants Inc., (BCI), effective July 1, 2019.

Founded in 1975, BCI was one of the first benefit brokerages in Alberta and will be the dedicated benefits and retirement consulting division of Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers, a founding Navacord Broker Partner. BCI’s management team will remain the same under the leadership of Darcy Smith and continue to operate from their current locations in Edmonton and Calgary.

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June 4, 2019

Navacord expands group benefits and retirement consulting capabilities with acquisition of Future Benefits Management Inc.

Navacord Corp. is pleased to announce the addition of Toronto based Future Benefits Management Inc., (FBMI), effective June 3, 2019.

Founded in 1995 and exclusively focused on group benefits, FBMI will be joining JDIMI Consulting, Navacord’s Broker Partner dedicated to group benefits and retirement consulting. The move will further deepen Navacord’s specialization across Broker Partners enabling a more robust service offering to clients.

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April 23, 2019

Navacord’s specialization expands as Westmount Guarantee opens Vancouver-based MGA, Westmount West Services Inc.,

Toronto, Ontario, Apr 23, 2019 – Westmount Guarantee Services Inc., a member of the Navacord group of companies, is pleased to announce their expansion into Western Canada with the opening of Westmount West Services Inc. in Vancouver, BC, effective April 18, 2019.

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April 5, 2019

Navacord advances growth strategy with addition of Hamilton-based The Mitchell & Abbott Group

Toronto, Ontario, Apr 4, 2019 – Navacord Corp, Canada’s fifth largest commercial broker, advances growth strategy with addition of Hamilton-based The Mitchell & Abbott Group Insurance Brokers Limited, effective April 1, 2019.

Serving the needs of Hamilton clients for almost one hundred years, The Mitchell & Abbott Group is Navacord’s first expansion into the Southern Ontario / Niagara Peninsula area and strengthens its presence in the broader GTA. The Mitchell and Abbott Group provides insurance services for commercial and personal lines, employee benefits and also specializes in the design, implementation and administration of affinity and group insurance programs.

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February 4, 2019

Lloyd Sadd | Navacord Strengthens Sector Specialization with Pratt Lambert & Brown Acquisitions

Effective January 31, 2019, Lloyd Sadd | Navacord is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pratt Lambert & Brown, (PL&B), who has been serving the needs of Edmonton clients since 1949.

Jeff Brown, Principal of Pratt Lambert and Brown, said “We are thrilled about the decision to join Lloyd Sadd | Navacord. Their commitment to building lasting relationships with their clients overlaps with our ‘three R’s’, (Responsibility, Relationship and Respect), and is one of the reasons why this is such a perfect fit for our businesses. We are also excited to join the Navacord Group of Companies and the opportunity to leverage the power of a national brokerage.”

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January 7, 2019

Navacord Continues Expansion in Western Canada and Strengthening of National Construction Practice

Navacord continues expansion into Western Canada with the acquisition of a team of industry veterans and their book of business from BMS Canada, effective December 31, 2018.

The Vancouver team, led by Shaun Johnston, BMS Canada’s Managing Director, Construction & Development, joined Navacord’s Vancouver based Broker Partner, Wylie-Crump Limited. Wylie-Crump are experts in providing innovative insurance solutions and leading client service to the construction and development industries.

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November 2, 2018

Navacord Strengthens Construction Practice with Addition of Specialty Company Westmount Guarantee Services Inc.

Navacord Corp, one of Canada’s largest commercial brokers, continues to expand its construction practice with the addition of Westmount Guarantee Services Inc., effective November 1, 2018.

Founded in 2011, Westmount has grown under the leadership of Jim Emanoilidis and Brian Argue to be the dominant provider of Tarion bonds, condominium deposit insurance and unique surety solutions.

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October 18, 2018

Navacord Strengthens Client Value Proposition with Addition of Danielle Gorst as National Practice Leader, Financial Lines

Shawn DeSantis, President and CEO of Navacord, is pleased to announce the addition of Danielle Gorst as National Practice Leader, Financial Lines, effective October 18th.
Danielle brings almost twenty years of financial lines insurance experience to Navacord with over thirteen years in Executive Protection with a leading global insurer, in addition to six years with a global insurance broker, where she most recently led the Western Canada team of financial lines advisors.

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October 9, 2018

Navacord’s “Local Touch. National Strength.™” Resonates with Saskatchewan’s Henderson Insurance Inc.

Navacord Corp. is pleased to announce the addition of Henderson Insurance Inc, one of Saskatchewan’s premier insurance brokerages, as their first Broker Partner in the province, effective November 1, 2018. With the support of Henderson Insurance, Navacord is well positioned to continue their plans to build out their business across Canada.

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