Broker now employs more than 25 in Scotland

Lockton has bought the Glasgow general insurance business of Griffiths & Armour.

The broker said the acquisition would complement its established professional and financial lines business in Edinburgh. Lockton now employs more than 25 people in Scotland.

Lockton head of corporate, Scotland, Gordon Duncan said: “I am delighted that [branch head] Graeme Stirling and his team are joining Lockton.

“This acquisition further strengthens Lockton’s position in Scotland as a combined business and provides extensive credentials, capabilities and resources to help our clients grow and thrive.

“Graeme’s team has an outstanding reputation for attracting quality clients and delivering excellence in client service. This is aligned to Lockton’s culture and they join at an exciting time in Lockton’s development in Scotland.”

Stirling added: “I am thrilled by the opportunity to be joining a leading global broker, and look forward to introducing our broad and extensive range of services set upon an international platform to corporate clients in Scotland.”

Griffiths & Armour’s remaining offices are in Liverpool, London, Manchester, Dublin and Guernsey.