Jason Houlihan joins the Sale office from Marsh Commercial, where he was an Account Executive in the broker’s Newquay office. With over 10 years’ insurance industry experience, in his new role Jason is responsible for business development in the North West region, with a particular focus on South Manchester and Cheshire.
Gallagher’s Sale office, based on Marsland Road, employs 25 risk management and insurance specialists, supporting a broad range of businesses, with sector specialisms including education and motor trade insurance.
With additional operations in Manchester city centre, Liverpool, Chester and Lytham St Annes forming part of its 70-strong UK retail branch network, Gallagher has a sizeable presence in the North West, with more than 300 insurance professionals across the region supporting organisations of all sizes with their insurance and risk management needs.
Commenting on his appointment, Jason said: “In a year which has brought so many unprecedented challenges for businesses in the North West, it has never been so important for companies in the region to engage the support of a specialist broker, to help them navigate the changing risk landscape facing them, and review the impact of the pandemic on their risk profile.
“After returning to my roots in the North West after a number of years in Cornwall, I look forward to building on the positive momentum Gallagher has enjoyed in the region in recent years – through fostering existing client relationships and reviewing our current offering, while identifying new business opportunities.”
Paul Winterbottom, North West Regional Director for Gallagher, said: “Adding Jason to our team of specialists in Sale reinforces Gallagher’s ongoing commitment to investing in talent in order to bolster our client base in the North West. Jason’s in-depth industry expertise, ability to form a rapport with clients and prospects, and entrepreneurial mindset makes him the ideal candidate to help us capitalise on growth opportunities in the region.”