Gallagher to buy Bollington

Gallagher has agreed to buy The Bollington Wilson Group in a deal that is subject to regulatory approval.

Founded in 1973, Bollington has seven offices, 420 employees and more than 230,000 clients. It focuses on mid-market commercial, niche lines, SME and micro-SME businesses as well as personal lines.

Bollington will become part of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division which looks after the risk management and insurance needs of over one million customers through a regional network of offices based across the UK.

Michael Rea, CEO of Gallagher’s UK Retail Division, said: “This thriving business has strong capability and an impressive portfolio of specialisms that are complementary to our existing business lines, and provides us with additional scale in the regional commercial broking sector.

“Its base in the North West of England will supercharge our presence in the region, and add further depth to our existing UK wide coverage through our Gallagher UK branch network.”

Paul Moors, group CEO of Bollington, added: “Having led Bollington for over 20 years, I am delighted that our business will become part of such a market-leading global broker, and this partnership will enable us to continue our track record for growth, and provide a springboard for further success.”

    Share Story:

Recent Stories