Gallagher was delighted to welcome a very special guest of honour to the opening of its new Irvine branch, which marks more than 50 years of the broker serving the local community.
50 years of serving the community

Marc Smith (pictured front row, centre), recently won the West FM Cream of Ayrshire Child Bravery Award, and was invited to perform the all-important ribbon cutting to declare Gallagher’s new high street branch officially open.

As a community broker, Gallagher understands the importance of investing in and maintaining a strong local presence, and so undertook a major renovation of the old Spar & Post Office site to house its 40-strong team with room for future expansion.

With roots in Irvine dating back more than 50 years to 1967, Gallagher is one of the largest insurance brokers in Scotland, employing 500 people and 4,500 across the UK as a whole. It serves local communities from of a wide footprint of offices with branches not only in the major business hubs of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness but also in Irvine, Dumfries, Ayr, Fort William and the Isle of Skye.

Susan Young, Managing Director of Private Clients and head of the Irvine branch — who has been with the business 22 years (pictured bottom left) — said: “I’m incredibly proud to be a community broker and I’d like to thank Marc, for being the star of the show and officially opening our office. The Irvine office is one of our flagship branches in the region, offering bespoke insurance policies for individuals, and we’re delighted with our new, larger location right in the heart of the town. We look forward to meeting the needs of local people for the next 50 years!”