Billyard Insurance Group celebrates grand opening of Courtice location

Courtice, ON (Oct. 25, 2023) – Billyard Insurance Group (BIG), one of Canada’s top growing businesses, is pleased to announce it has opened another office in the Durham Region. Located just off Highway 2 in Courtice, Ontario, the new branch aims to make a big impact on the small community by providing a wide range of solutions for their insurance needs.

In addition to senior leadership from BIG’s head office, Rhonda Armour (Business Development Lead) and Alyssa Crittenden (Marketing & Communications Coordinator) of Clarington Board of Trade, and Clarington Regional Councillor Granville Anderson were in attendance to celebrate the momentous occasion with Managing Partners Nazim and Saima Charania.

The husband and wife team looks forward to using their business acumen to build long-term relationships with clients who work and live in the area and across Ontario. Whether it be for individuals, families, or businesses, the duo not only recognizes the importance of providing clients with the proper insurance, but they also understand the significance of educating clients so that they can make informed decisions regarding their coverage.

When asked about the decision to open his own branch, Nazim Charania stated, “Prior to becoming a Managing Partner, I was a top producer with BIG Pickering. I loved my time there, but I had always wanted to be a business owner. BIG offers tremendous support to its Managing Partners, and it seemed only natural that if I were going to take this next step in my development, I would do it with a brand that I had already achieved so much with. We are very much looking forward to using our collective knowledge to grow our team so that we can connect with and serve the community for all their insurance needs.”

“We chose to partner with BIG because their values align with ours, and together, we see boundless opportunities for growth and innovation. As Managing Partners, we’re eager to lead with a commitment to excellence, creating a dynamic and inclusive workplace. Establishing a branch in Courtice fills us with excitement as we aim to engage with its vibrant community and make a positive difference in their financial journey,” added Saima Charania.

“The opening of BIG Courtice represents the start of a new chapter for our brokerage. At BIG, it’s not just about insurance; it’s about building connections, providing exceptional service, and empowering our clients to secure their futures. With the expertise and unique skillsets that Nazim and Saima possess, there is no doubt in my mind that they will be able to effectively serve a diverse group of clients and help grow the BIG brand,” said Jennifer Smith, Director of Business Development for BIG.

Those interested in learning more about BIG Courtice’s team and services can do so by stopping by the branch at 2727 Courtice Road or by visiting

About the Billyard Insurance Group

Billyard Insurance Group is a well-established and award-winning brokerage in Canada. With 84 branches in four provinces and partnerships with 30+ leading insurance providers, the rapidly growing brokerage is committed to helping Canadians receive the coverage they need. For more information, visit

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