Insurance broking and risk management firm Gallagher has expanded its Liverpool team as it continues to grow and strengthen its service to clients in the city. The business has welcomed six new recruits to its team with a wealth of experience in supporting organisations in the region with their risk management and insurance needs.

Gallagher’s Liverpool office, based in Spinnaker House, Sefton Street, employs over 60 risk management and insurance specialists, looking after a broad range of businesses across Liverpool, The Wirral and wider Merseyside, with specialisms including marine and healthcare insurance. The firm has been based in the city for over 20 years and these new appointments mark Gallagher bolstering its existing expertise, plus bringing in new talent in the marine and healthcare sectors, both of which play a significant role in the local economy.

The office forms part of Gallagher’s extensive branch network across the UK and Ireland, which looks after the insurance needs of businesses throughout the country, and this latest expansion builds on Gallagher’s well-established presence in the North West with additional offices in Chester, Sale, Manchester and Lytham St Annes.

Callum Goulding is joining as a Business Development Executive having worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years, most recently specialising in in medical malpractice insurance. In his new role, Callum will focus on growing Gallagher’s insurance offering to the healthcare sector and will be supported by new Account Broker, Jessica Smith, who brings 10 years’ experience gained both locally and internationally.

The appointment of Gill Birchall as Account Broker will see Gallagher strengthening its marine expertise and expand its client offering. Gill has worked in the marine industry for over 30 years specialising in shipping and insurance claims management.

Three new Account Brokers have been hired to look after Gallagher’s growing corporate client base in Merseyside which includes businesses of all sizes from SMEs to large corporates.

Helen Hall brings with her 27 years’ experience having delivered insurance services to businesses and high net worth individuals. Martin Rimmer brings over 20 years’ experience and Ben Thomas joins with a background of developing insurance solutions for SMEs as well as product development.

Stephen Penketh, Branch Director, Liverpool at Gallagher said: “I am delighted to be bolstering our Liverpool operations – adding further talent to our first-rate team. Bringing these new colleagues on board, with their impressive track records, reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in our people to support our expanding client base in the region.

“Despite the wider current economic challenges, Liverpool has a thriving and diverse business community which continues to grow and our team are on hand to help local firms navigate the different risks they face. Issues like cyber-attacks, the likelihood of clients defaulting on payments, and supply chain delays have escalated in recent years so businesses should work with a local insurance broker who understands the potential challenges they are facing and will help them mitigate against any losses.”