Gallagher has today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of The Bollington Wilson Group (“Bollington”) following full regulatory approval.

Bollington was founded in 1973 as a local community broker and has since grown organically and through acquisitions to become a sizeable broker specialising in mid-market commercial, niche lines, and SME & micro-SME businesses as well as personal lines. The business is based in the North West of England, operates seven offices and has over 230,000 customers.

Commenting on the completion, Michael Rea, CEO of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, said “Bollington is a fantastic addition to Gallagher and I am delighted to welcome over 400 new colleagues to our business. From the very first day we started conversations it was clear that culturally we were a great fit and the main priority now will be working with Paul Moors and the management team to bring our expertise and capability together for the benefit of our clients and colleagues.”