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Global Insurance Broker, Gallagher, Expands Liverpool Presence With Suite Of New Experienced Hires

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

Gallagher Expands Presence In The Liverpool City Region With A Suite Of 6 New Hires For Their City Of Liverpool Office, Further Specialising Their Marine Expertise & Expanding Into Healthcare

Three new Account Brokers have been hired to look after Gallagher’s growing corporate client base in the Liverpool City Region which includes businesses of all sizes from SMEs to large corporates. Helen Hall (Pictured) brings with her 27 years’ experience having delivered insurance services to businesses and high net worth individuals (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).
Three new Account Brokers have been hired to look after Gallagher’s growing corporate client base in the Liverpool City Region which includes businesses of all sizes from SMEs to large corporates. Helen Hall (Pictured) brings with her 27 years’ experience having delivered insurance services to businesses and high net worth individuals (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).
  • Global Insurance Broker, Gallagher, has expanded their Liverpool branch with 6 new staff enhancing the team.

  • Gallagher's Liverpool office employs more than 60 risk management and insurance specialists.

  • The expanding team will be able to further support their specialities in the Marine and Healthcare sectors, alongside their work with SMEs.

Insurance broking and risk management firm Gallagher has expanded its Liverpool team as it continues to grow and strengthen its service to clients in the Liverpool City Region.


The business has welcomed 6 new recruits to its team with a wealth of experience in supporting organisations in the region with their risk management and insurance needs.


Gallagher’s Liverpool office, based in Spinnaker House, Sefton Street on Liverpool's Waterfront, employs over 60 risk management and insurance specialists, looking after a broad range of businesses across Liverpool, and the wider Liverpool City Region including areas like the Borough of Wirral.

'I am delighted to be bolstering our Liverpool operations – adding further talent to our first-rate team. Bringing these new colleagues on board, with their impressive track records, reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in our people to support our expanding client base in the region.' - Stephen Penketh, Liverpool's Branch Director at Gallagher.

Due to the global scale of Gallagher, it has a variety of specialisms, with the Liverpool office particularly spcialising in marine and healthcare insurance. The firm has been based in the city for over 20 years and these new appointments mark Gallagher bolstering its existing expertise, plus bringing in new talent in the marine and healthcare sectors, both of which play a significant role in the local economy.

Callum Goulding is joining Gallagher as a Business Development Executive (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).
Callum Goulding is joining Gallagher as a Business Development Executive (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).

Gallagher is the brand name of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) — the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.


The office forms part of Gallagher’s extensive branch network across the UK and Ireland, which looks after the insurance needs of businesses throughout the country, and this latest expansion builds on Gallagher’s well-established presence in the North West with additional offices in Chester, Sale, Manchester and Lytham St Annes.


In the UK, Gallagher has 6,000 employees specialising in risk management, and (re)insurance solutions, for corporate, commercial and personal customers. Through a regional network of branches based in communities across the UK, and its specialty London market operations, Gallagher offers tailored insurance programmes and coverage for both UK and international clients.


Callum Goulding is joining as a Business Development Executive having worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years, most recently specialising in medical malpractice insurance. In his new role, Callum will focus on growing Gallagher’s insurance offering to the healthcare sector and will be supported by new Account Broker, Jessica Smith, who brings 10 years’ experience gained both locally and internationally.

Gill Birchall is joining Gallagher as an Account Broker (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).
Gill Birchall is joining Gallagher as an Account Broker (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).

The appointment of Gill Birchall as Account Broker will see Gallagher strengthening its marine expertise and expand its client offering. Gill has worked in the marine industry for over 30 years specialising in shipping and insurance claims management.


Three new Account Brokers have been hired to look after Gallagher’s growing corporate client base in the Liverpool City Region which includes businesses of all sizes from SMEs to large corporates. Helen Hall brings with her 27 years’ experience having delivered insurance services to businesses and high net worth individuals. Martin Rimmer brings over 20 years’ experience and Ben Thomas joins with a background of developing insurance solutions for SMEs as well as product development.

It is also one of the UK’s leading employee benefit and reward, employee communication and financial planning consultancies and is dedicated to providing local service and support to businesses, backed up by national industry specialism and global reach.


Gallagher offers client service capabilities in more than 130 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

Jessica Smith, who brings 10 years’ experience gained both locally and internationally, is joining Gallagher as an Account Broker (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).
Jessica Smith, who brings 10 years’ experience gained both locally and internationally, is joining Gallagher as an Account Broker (Credit: Supplied by Publicist/Gallagher).

Stephen Penketh, Liverpool's Branch Director at Gallagher, said: 'I am delighted to be bolstering our Liverpool operations – adding further talent to our first-rate team. Bringing these new colleagues on board, with their impressive track records, reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in our people to support our expanding client base in the Region.'


He added: 'Despite the wider current economic challenges, Liverpool has a thriving and diverse business community which continues to grow and our team are on hand to help local firms navigate the different risks they face. Issues like cyber-attacks, the likelihood of clients defaulting on payments, and supply chain delays have escalated in recent years so businesses should work like a local insurance broker who understands the potential challenges they are facing and will help them mitigate against any losses.'


For further information on the company and its offerings, please visit Gallagher's website.

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