Gallagher has been appointed by educational resources supplier Findel Education, as the firm targets further growth.
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Founded in 1817, Findel Education is a leading global supplier of resources and equipment to educational institutions - from pre-schools through to primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities, exporting to more than 150 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Hyde, Cheshire, Findel Education offers a range of educational resources including stationery, arts and crafts materials, classroom learning materials, as well as school sports equipment.

Following a competitive tender process, Gallagher won the contract as a result of its in-depth understanding of Findel Education’s specific risk and insurance requirements as an e-commerce business - having changed its business model from being a catalogue retailer to an online business in recent years.

Gallagher also demonstrated a detailed understanding of Findel Education’s growth ambitions - including increasing its presence in the schools and nurseries educational resources marketplace – and outlined how it could support with reviewing any changes to its risk profile as the firm reaches key milestones.

Gallagher is a leading provider of insurance and risk management advice to the e-commerce sector, and looks after a range of businesses in the UK, from new ventures to large online retailers.

Kelly Nicholson, Client Director, Gallagher, commented: “Although online retailers do not always operate customer-facing stores, they still face many of the risks that are common amongst traditional offline retail outlets – including the loss of assets through unforeseen incidents like fires or floods and damage to stock while in transit – which can have a significant impact on a business’s operations as well as on the customer experience. Managing these risks requires the support of a specialist insurance broker who can provide tailored advice, and ensure businesses have insurance cover in place and give them the peace of mind they need to focus on running and growing their business.”

Gary McDowell, HR Director, Findel Education, said: “The transition over to Gallagher as our new insurance broker has been seamless. What is a complex area with many facets has been made extremely understandable for us and the team have been able to achieve insurance cover that was able to meet our requirements, while enabling us to make cost savings. We look forward to working with Gallagher to ensure that continue to have suitable insurance in place for our business today and as we grow.”