Insurance broker, risk management and consulting firm Gallagher has been appointed by Wirral Chamber of Commerce as a strategic partner.

This agreement will see Gallagher provide insurance for the chamber itself and also become the preferred insurance partner for its membership base.

Wirral Chamber of Commerce has roots dating back to 1912, when leading industrialists from the area formed the Birkenhead Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Today it provides local businesses with high quality business support services, including skills development, legal, marketing and financial advice, plus office space and networking events to enable them to compete and grow.

Part of a global network of chambers, Wirral Chamber is accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce for supporting local businesses and championing Wirral as a great location to do business. The Chamber operates from three locations with its flagship offices based in Egerton House on the south quay of Egerton Dock, and additional offices at the Pacific Road, and The Lauries in the heart of Birkenhead.

The Gallagher team of over 40 risk professionals is based on Sefton Street in Liverpool and supports a wide range of local businesses with their risk management and insurance requirements.

Gary Brabander, Business Development Executive for Gallagher’s Liverpool office commented: “As a local community broker, providing insurance expertise to businesses in the region where we are based, we’re proud to be working with Wirral Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is recognised as playing an important role in business development and support for firms operating in the local area.

“Having been based in the region for many years, we have strong regional insight and understand the challenges and opportunities for businesses operating in Wirral and the surrounding areas, and our team provides them with tailored advice and insurance products to help them manage their exposure to risks and focus on growing their business.

“We look forward to supporting the chamber and its members over the coming years.”

Paula Basnett, CEO at Wirral Chamber of Commerce added: “We are pleased to be working with our strategic partner Gallagher to deliver our chamber’s insurance services across our three business centres in Egerton House, Pacific Road and The Lauries.

“All our strategic partners play a significant role in supporting the chamber and strengthening the support and representation of our wider business community. Gallagher has a well established reputation of supporting firms across the Liverpool City Region and will provide on-the-ground insurance services to our businesses.”