North West-based Bollington Insurance to rebrand as Gallagher
Insurance broker Gallagher today announced that North West-based Bollington Insurance will be rebranded as Gallaghe. The rebrand completes the full integration programme of the insurance broker into Gallagher, which acquired the business in February 2021.
The purchase of Bollington saw Gallagher take on 420 new employees and 230,000 business and personal insurance customers. It added a significant North West presence to Gallagher’s existing UK nationwide office network, with offices across the area, including its headquarters in Sale.
Gallagher is one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firms, serving corporate, commercial and personal customers across the UK.
Clients will continue to have the same day-to-day contacts at Bollington, who understand their individual business and insurance requirements, but will benefit from the global scale of Gallagher, its expertise across 32,000 employees worldwide, 5,000 of which are based in the UK, plus increased product choice and buying power.
Chris Patterson, North West Regional Managing Director at Gallagher, said: “This is an exciting chapter for our organisations, our people, and our clients as we unify the businesses under a shared identity. This will cement Gallagher’s position as one of the largest insurance brokers in the North West, and open up more opportunities for growth in the region.
“Both Gallagher and Bollington have always prided themselves on being embedded in the communities they serve as a trusted advisor to local firms. Now, as one business, this commitment to providing a local, personal service, backed by global expertise and resources, makes Gallagher well placed to look after the insurance and risk management needs of North West-based organisations.”
Michael Rea, CEO of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, said: “We are very pleased to reach this key milestone, having acquired Bollington in February. We knew from our very first interactions that Bollington would be a great fit with Gallagher and by bringing our brands, teams and expertise together, clients will benefit from broader knowledge, products and access to markets.
“We are committed to investing in our team in the North West, as part of our UK wide network, and we look forward to adding further capability to Bollington’s existing specialisms.”