Try before you fly:
Say hello to the Gauntlet Brokerage Builder

The Gauntlet Appointed Representative network is the only AR network with an option which enables account executives to test life as an Appointed Representative before they fully take the plunge into self-employment. We call it, ‘try before you fly’.

The brand-new process – Gauntlet Brokerage Builder – launched in late July 2023 and has been devised to allow account executives, who simply cannot afford to move from employment into self-employment overnight, to spend 22 months building up their business before they become their own boss.

During this time, they are employed by Gauntlet Risk Management Ltd as ‘Broking Partner Designates’ and embark on a sales and business-building programme especially designed to help them become a start-up broker.

How does Gauntlet Brokerage Builder operate?

To be offered a partnering agreement with Gauntlet as an AR, a talented account exec needs to hit key targets and meet milestones that are set throughout the Gauntlet Brokerage Builder programme. Doing this will prove they have what it takes to become a self-employed broker partner within the Gauntlet network and help avoid any later failure.

If all goals are achieved whilst on the programme, the Broking Partner Designate will then receive an offer to become a Gauntlet Appointed Representative, on the terms applicable to those who have ‘graduated’ from the Gauntlet Brokerage Builder programme.

When can I join this Appointed Representative (AR) designate programme?

The first tranche of Broking Partner Designates is being recruited in July, August and September 2023 and will be based at Gauntlet’s head office in Leeds. The second tranche will start in January/February 2024 and could be based either in Leeds or elsewhere, having support delivered virtually, if it is the latter. Dates of further tranches will be released at a later date.

More information about the Gauntlet Brokerage Builder programme can be found in this downloadable resource below.

What other routes could I follow to become a Gauntlet Appointed Representative?

This is just one route to becoming an AR with Gauntlet, with the direct move from account executive to start-up broker being another. A downloadable resource relating to this option, entitled Become Your Own Broking Boss, can be found in our website’s Resources section.

Then there is GDF, our Gauntlet De-authorisation Fast-track programme that moves struggling local brokers, who have effectively been ‘ghosted’ by the industry and not given agencies or industry support, into a new life as an AR. Another download – Reboot Your Brokerage – explains about this.

Of course, we are always happy to welcome highly professional brokers wishing to make a switch from another network too.

Of course, we are always happy to welcome highly professional brokers wishing to make a switch from another network too.

How to find out more about the Appointed Representative Opportunities

To find out more about Gauntlet Brokerage Builder, or any of the other routes available to you as you seek to partner with the most dynamic Appointed Representative network in the insurance industry, simply email or