Gallagher has marked its 20th anniversary as a local insurance broker and risk management specialist in Dumfries by investing in new offices on Nith Place – demonstrating its long-term commitment to supporting businesses in the area.
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The company was originally set up by branch director Alan Brown in his living room, and has since grown to a six-strong broker team with a combined experience of over 90 years.

Gallagher in Dumfries provides insurance and risk management solutions for companies across a wide breadth of sectors and businesses of all sizes, from SMEs through to large corporates, but holds particular specialisms in the haulage, automotive, property and agricultural sectors.

One of its clients is the famous and historic wedding and visitor destination of Gretna Green, which has been with Gallagher since the broker first started in Dumfries. Gretna Green comprises a diverse number of businesses, including wedding venues, three hotels, Scotland’s largest privately owned visitor attraction, as well as two farming businesses. Alasdair Houston, Chairman of Gretna Green Ltd, comments: “Alan Brown and his team at Dumfries have acted as brokers to Gretna Green Ltd for many years. With a mixed and growing business involved in retail, hospitality and farming, we have a pretty varied set of property and business risks to cover. Over the years we have found them to be thorough and efficient, offering a good level of customer service."

Alan Brown, branch director of Gallagher in Dumfries: “We’re excited to be celebrating 20 years in Dumfries – a significant milestone – which is a testament to the hard work of our team in maintaining an exceptional level of service for our clients, including Gretna Green Ltd.

“As a community broker, we understand the importance of investing in and maintaining a strong local presence. Our new offices at Nith Place offer a customer and employee-friendly location from which we can continue to support local businesses in minimising their total cost of risk. Being part of one of the world’s largest insurance brokers we can also leverage global resources to create competitive, customised solutions for our clients. That, combined with our experienced team on the ground, means we’re able to provide cost-effective appropriate insurance protection for all our customers, whatever their line of business.”