Marshall Wooldridge looks to Marsh for its new managing director

GRP broker Marshall Wooldridge has appointed Geoff Kirk as its new managing director.

Kirk joins from Marsh, where he was head of office in Milton Keynes and Cambridge. Prior to that he worked at Bluefin for almost 10 years.

James Hall, who is one of the founders of Marshall Wooldridge, will become chief executive and will focus on the strategic development of the business, as well as building client relationships.

Kirk said: “I’m excited to be joining Marshall Wooldridge. There is a fantastic team here who look after a very loyal client base. There are some great opportunities to grow the business, both in the local commercial insurance market, and by developing our niche schemes and affinity relationships.”

Hall continued: “I’ve spent my career building Marshall Wooldridge, and am delighted that Geoff will be joining me as part of the senior management team. His appointment will allow me more time to focus on looking after my clients and on developing strategic partnerships. I am confident Geoff will do a great job and with the support of our owners GRP, take the business from strength to strength”.

Mike Bruce, chief executive of GRP’s broking division said: “Marshall Wooldridge is a high quality broker, and having worked with Geoff in the past, I’m glad that we have found a leader of his calibre to work with James to drive the growth of the business both organically, and through the acquisition of other quality brokers in the local area.”