Insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firm Gallagher has agreed a multi-year insurance partnership with construction business J A Burke Construction Ltd, to support the business as it eyes further growth, following several contract wins.

Founded in 1995, J A Burke Construction Ltd is a full service sub-contractor for groundworks, civil engineering and construction projects. The family-run firm, whose head office is based in Yardley Wood, Birmingham, works with several of the UK’s largest construction companies, including Morgan Sindall, Speller Metcalfe and Willmott Dixon, across both commercial and residential projects.

Following an introduction from Lloyds Bank, Gallagher was appointed as a result of its expertise in the construction insurance sector, and its in-depth understanding of J A Burke Construction Ltd’s risk and insurance requirements, as well as the strength of its insurer relationships.

Gallagher is one of the leading providers of insurance and risk management advice to the construction sector, with a client portfolio which includes a broad range of UK and international developers and construction firms.

Richard Grosvenor, Sales Director, Gallagher, commented: “Construction firms face a range of risks during a project – from environmental liabilities to supply chain disruption - but with the support of a specialist broker who can provide tailored advice, risks can be managed and their business can grow. We’re proud to be supporting a business which has had a longstanding presence in the construction sector, and we look forward to being part of J A Burke Construction Ltd’s journey over the coming years.”

Jim Burke, Managing Director, J A Burke Construction Ltd, said: “We were looking to engage the support of a quality broker to help advise us on what insurance cover we needed as we grow the business. The team at Gallagher reviewed our existing insurance to ensure that there were no gaps in cover that we were not aware of, and was able to negotiate us a better deal that saw our cover limits increase. At J A Burke Construction Ltd, we are all about teamwork, and it is great to have Gallagher as part of our business advice team from now on.”