Gallagher today announced the acquisition of Newcastle-based McCluskey Insurance Brokers. In joining Gallagher, the business will use the Gallagher brand and be able to offer its clients access to a range of services and specialisms such as industry expertise, claims advocacy, placement capabilities and access to global markets.

Founded in 1999 by Steve McCluskey, McCluskey Insurance Brokers operates in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Central Coast. Thebrokerage has a diverse range of clients, including earthmoving, manufacturing and commercial cleaning, and has expertise in liability, professional indemnity, industrial special risk and pleasure craft. All five members of the business will commence working from the Gallagher Newcastle branch.

This acquisition is in keeping with Gallagher's ongoing strategy of expansion and is the fourth acquisition announced in the previous five months.

"Fantastic to welcome McCluskey Insurance Brokers officially into the Gallagher family, says Gallagher Australia Chief Executive Sarah Lyons.

"Steve McCluskey, Tracey McCluskey and the whole team have built a well-regarded business in the local market and I'm excited to see our combined experience strengthen our position in the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie region."

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In Australia and New Zealand Gallagher offers insurance broking, risk management, premium funding and offshore market placement.

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