JMG Group grows private client team in Nowell & Richards


Yorkshire-based JMG Group has further invested in its recently acquired specialist Private Client and commercial insurance broking business, Nowell & Richards, with the appointment of Wayne Johnson and Lydia Pattinson.

With 35 years working in the insurance market, including 25 years specialising in Private Client broking, Wayne has experience developing and managing client teams, as well as strengthening connections with high-net-worth clients. His previous role at Eastwood & Partners in Huddersfield saw him solely responsible for building the private client team, something that will hold him in good stead as JMG Group looks to expand its private client team across its other offices.

A private client executive looking after high net-worth personal insurance, Lydia will be involved with everything from client visits to negotiating renewals and new business. Having joined Eastwood & Partners as a commercial trainee insurance broker in 2007, Lydia progressed into private high-net-worth insurance in 2010, working alongside Wayne. After completing her professional qualifications, Lydia became an executive in 2017.

Wayne says: “This opportunity came at the right time in my career, and the team has been very welcoming while I settle in. I’m looking forward to the challenge of expanding the Nowell & Richards private client offering across other JMG Group offices. There’s already a great foundation and reputation to build on; it will be a great challenge and good fun to be part of driving the business forward into this new era.”

Lydia comments: “I’m really pleased to join JMG Group and explore this new challenge. Nowell & Richards’ private client offering is second to none and I’m looking forward to working with the team.”