Gallagher has been appointed as the insurance broker for the UK operations of the Bachy Soletanche Group.

The Bachy Soletanche Group in the UK has a turnover in excess of £250m. Through its group companies, Roger Bullivant Limited, Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited, Sixense Limited and Bachy Soletanche Limited it offers a range of specialisms including foundations, soil technologies, ground investigation and monitoring services.

The group chose Gallagher to lead on its UK insurance programme as a result of its strong track record in the construction sector and the clear understanding of Bachy Soletanche’s business and its varied risk exposures. Gallagher’s proposal around how to approach the firm’s professional indemnity cover was noted as particularly innovative and helped the in-house team make the decision to move from its incumbent broker, which had held the account for over 25 years.

Gallagher’s Speciality construction practice is one of the leading providers of insurance and risk management advice to construction firms, through its 60 strong team, with a client portfolio which includes a broad range of UK and international contractors and property builders.

Julie Scott, Chartered Insurance Broker at Gallagher commented: “At Gallagher we employ sector specialists, meaning that firms can be assured that the team supporting their risk management needs is highly skilled in their area of business. A business of this size and scale is highly complex so Bachy Soletanche needed to be confident it was working with a specialist broker who understood the range of risks facing the business and how an effective insurance programme could mitigate these. We are delighted to be involved in a cutting edge construction firm of this nature.”

Andy West, Commercial Manager at Bachy Soletanche, added: “Bachy Soletanche is a multifaceted firm and it is highly important that we work with an insurance partner who could see the opportunities for us, along with the challenges, and advise us on the types of insurance we needed. We are looking forward to working with the team of experts at Gallagher.”