Financial Services

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If you have been thinking about selling your business, now is the time to be talking to ALJ

ALJ have established an outstanding reputation for assisting businesses who are thinking about how they might sell their business, to find he 'right' buyer.

ALJ do not run 'processes', we hate them, and we know that buyers do too.

We spend most of our time in the market working with potential buyers to understand the type of businesses they are looking for. Appetite amongst buyers can change monthly so the time invested with buyers is well spent.

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Strategic and Operational Advice

Our work ranges from assisting start-ups right through to complex M&A activity. In the Insurance sector, we assist brokers to maximize the commission value of their business, and work with a number of UK Insurers to ‘re-engineer’ margin (commission). We are able to draw on our experience, of the Insurance sector, to offer strategic and Operational advice to entrepreneurs.

The Team

Glenn Hirchfield

Glenn has worked within financial services for over 30 years, and has built an enviable network of senior and influential contacts. Glenn has significant Sales & Distribution experience, from his time at AIG...

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Michelle Hirchfield

Michelle has worked within the financial services industry for over 15 years, and during this time established, and sold, a number of her own businesses in Germany, specalising in Insurance, Travel & Technology...

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John Mather

John has held senior underwriting positions with AIG, Ace, and Aon, as well as being the CEO of a UK based insurer. Most recently, he was Underwriting Director for ForcesFirst. He has established a first-class...

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Ian Pettifor

Dynamic, commercial, “hands-on” CFO/Group FD. Extensive experience of successfully working with the management of owner-managed, PE owned, and matrix-organised multi-national insurance brokers, MGAs...

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Nick Thomas

Nick is an economics graduate with over 25 years corporate insurance broking experience. After a number of years as a highly successful sales producer, he moved into regional and then national sales leadership roles...

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Lance Bennett

Lance has over 25 years experience working in Financial Services, including Lloyds Bank General Insurance, Axa PPP Healthcare and most recently as UK COO of the Innovation Group...

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Duncan Parker

Duncan has a unique academic and professional background, in the third sector, and the commercial world. Duncan’s previous appointments include Director of International Development for one of the worlds largest...

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"Very impressed with the service, advice, hard work and dedication shown throughout - I would thoroughly recommend their services."

What our clients say about us

"Glenn and his team have many years experience advising insurance brokers, who benefit from expert, impartial advice, to help ensure their decision making process, and subsequent negotiations proceed with confidence. At Minority Venture Partners (MVP) (, we have worked successfully with Glenn, who has helped guide brokers to make clear, informed decisions quicker and easier, leading to the successful outcome they desired."

Peter Cullum, Chairman of Minority Venture Partners Ltd (MVP)

"We worked with Glenn looking at various options enabling some of our shareholders to exit. It was paramount we remained in control to drive the business forward. Glenn worked with us from concept, through to conclusion, and was a key conduit in the whole process. Very impressed with the service, advice, hard work and dedication shown by him throughout - I would thoroughly recommend his services."

Dave Clapp CEO County Insurance Group

"During the sales process, Glenn and his team not only found an ideal purchaser, but also ensured that we understood how valuations are arrived at, and fully explained every step of the process. We were also very impressed by their ability to open doors at the most senior level, so that we found the ideal purchaser. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending ALJ Consulting to anyone looking maximise the value of their business."

Neil Bresler Managing Director Cherish Insurance Brokers Limited