GRP-owned Marshall Wooldridge acquires Goldthorpe

Marshall Wooldridge, which is the Yorkshire hub for Global Risk Partners has acquired Rotherham-based Goldthorpe Insurance Brokers. The firm was founded more than 30 years ago and will retain its brand and office following the deal which completed on 1st January.

Geoff Kirk, managing director of Marshall Wooldridge said: “Goldthorpe is a good fit for us; it is a family-owned and managed business with a strong local presence, writing commercial and personal lines business.

He added: “I’m confident that with the added support from Marshall Wooldridge and our parent GRP, the team will have the opportunity to accelerate their growth in Rotherham and the rest of South Yorkshire.”

Steven Garlick, founder of Goldthorpe, said: “Marshall Wooldridge are a big Yorkshire broker, but Geoff and the team understand the value of community presence, as well as the strength of our being a family business.”

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