Bunnell Hitchon Insurance Brokers is now Westland Insurance

New name, same great company

While you’ll continue to deal with the same great team and receive the same service you’ve come to expect from Bunnell Hitchon Insurance Brokers, there’s now expanded capacity, broader underwriting capabilities, and improved claims support with Westland Insurance. We’ll go the extra mile every step of the way to provide you with a personalized coverage solution.


The formerly Bunnell Hitchon Insurance Brokers branches below are now Westland Insurance. We’re committed to supporting the local communities where our clients and teams work and live. Each year, we invest over $1m into local and charitable initiatives.


195 Henry Street, Unit 1, Brantford, ON N3S 5C9

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251 Main Street E. Suite 102, Milton, ON L9T 1P1

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Westland Insurance Acquires Bunnell Hitchon Insurance Brokers and Rigby Insurance, Expands Presence in Ontario and Alberta

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – January 6, 2022 – Westland Insurance Group Ltd., Canada’s largest independent Canadian-owned brokerage, is very excited to announce the acquisition of Bunnell Hitchon Insurance Brokers in Brantford and Milton, Ontario, and Rigby Insurance in Calgary, Alberta.

“Bunnell Hitchon represents a tremendous cornerstone acquisition for us in Ontario, a market fundamental to our growth strategy” comments Jamie Lyons, President & Chief Operating Officer of Westland. “Founded in 1890, Bunnell Hitchon is a highly respected independent brokerage that enjoys a stellar reputation, outstanding leadership and an enviable history of client service. We extend a warm welcome to Mike Moore, Tony Silva and the entire Bunnell Hitchon team.”

“Rigby Insurance – like Westland – is a second-generation family business that has been serving Alberta since 1965. Rigby is a fantastic addition to Westland’s P&C Insurance brokerage operations,” says Lyons. “The brokerage, expertise of the team and presence in Calgary is strategically complementary to our overall operations. The acquisition supports the continued growth in the Alberta market for Westland and we’re proud to welcome the dedicated team at Rigby to the family.”

With these acquisitions, Westland now has over 2,200 employees serving communities coast-to-coast across Canada.


About Westland Insurance Group

Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent insurance brokers in Canada. Trading over $3 billion of premium, Westland continues to expand coast to coast. Westland’s brokers provide expertise and advisory-based services across commercial, personal, employee benefits, farm, and specialty insurance segments. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family-owned company that is committed to supporting its clients, industry partners and local communities. For more information, please visit westlandinsurance.ca


Media Contact:

Westland Insurance Group Ltd.
Jessica Thiessen, Director, Corporate & Change Communications
Phone: 778-288-7894
[email protected] 

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