Gallagher has welcomed two risk management experts to its Coventry team, further increasing the firm’s presence in the Midlands.

The new joiners will specialise in providing insurance solutions to start-up businesses in the life sciences and technology sectors, two areas of expertise in Gallagher’s Coventry office, as well as servicing small business clients in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Gallagher’s 20-strong Coventry team, based at Prologis Park, close to the city centre, has had a presence in the city for over 30 years, serving a range of local and national clients.

James Henley and Anharul Ali have been appointed as Enterprise Account Managers, with James joining from insurance broker A-Plan Insurance in Shirley, and Anharul joining from Simple and Smart Insurance in Small Heath. With a background in supporting small businesses with their insurance and risk management requirements, James and Anharul will be partnering with growing companies in the life sciences and technology industries, as well as local small business clients, to help them identify their current risks and anticipate risks they may face in the future as they reach key milestones, and provide them with bespoke insurance solutions accordingly.

As a prominent provider of insurance and risk management advice to the life sciences and technology industries in the UK, Gallagher’s client portfolio includes medical technology manufacturers, biotech firms, medical supply companies, laboratories and clinical research centres, as well as businesses across the software and IT services sector.

Gallagher has a sizeable presence in the West Midlands, with offices in Coventry, Birmingham and Brierley Hill, employing over 400 members of staff.

Debbie Moss, Coventry Head of Office, Gallagher, said: “As an insurance broking partner to companies of all sizes, including businesses in the early stages of development, we recognise that stepping out on your own can be a daunting but exciting prospect. As businesses grow, so do their risks, and we work with clients to ensure they stay on a firm footing throughout their growth journey – keeping abreast of the shifting sands of emerging risk, regulation, legislation and compliance.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming James and Anharul to our first-rate team. Bringing our two new colleagues on board, who each offer a great deal of local market expertise, reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in talent to support our expanding client base in the West Midlands and beyond.”