Building the broker from the ‘ground up’ has been key as M&A can cause ‘problems’ for both staff and customers, says founding director

Ayrshire-based Blue Rock Insurance Brokers has expanded into Bellshill, Scotland, to accommodate a new client base.

Its new office premises will be located at Phoenix House, within Strathclyde Business Park.

Blue Rock, formerly known as Murphy Insurance, was established in 2018 by directors Tom Yorke and John McQuaid, with a focus on commercial lines.

Yorke said: “It’s unusual these days for a broker to open a new office and build it from the ground up.

“The main route to growth in the industry has been buying up other businesses – that has its place but can lead to problems for customers and staff.

“It’s important to us that in growing the business we don’t lose sight of our own values, stick to the Blue Rock way of doing things and never compromise in our mission to work to the highest standards.”

Business community

Blue Rock is a founding member of Bravo Networks, which includes Broker Network and Compass.

Yorke added: “We’re all really excited to get to know the people and businesses of Bellshill and the wider Lanarkshire area a little better and to be able to have members of the Blue Rock team personally on hand locally to support the business community with a trustworthy and high quality broking service that Blue Rock has become known for.”

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