The broker wins a four-year appointment to work with 10 local boroughs

Insurance and risk management firm Gallagher has won a four-year appointment to become the preferred broker for 10 local councils in the Greater Manchester area, successfully negotiating a tender from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

The GMCA, which covers the 10 boroughs comprising the Greater Manchester region, acts as the formal administrative authority for the area.

The body sought a broker to provide insurance and risk management advice that correlates with the varied needs of GMCA members, as well as adheres to the joint aims of the authority, for example to help deliver the area’s regeneration and transformation strategy.

The GMCA further required its new broker partner to thoroughly understand local community needs.


Gallagher already advises public authorities in the North West, such as Lancashire County Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.

The new contract will see the firm add local authorities like Manchester City Council, Rochdale Borough Council and Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in to its established stable.

Gallagher, which has a local presence in Manchester as part of its 70-branch network in the UK, provides advice to councils through its public sector and education specialist team.

Tim Devine, managing director of Gallagher’s public sector and education team, said: “Gallagher has had a strong presence in the North West of England for some time, but this appointment is a further step forward in establishing us as the broker of choice in this important and evolving sector.

“Although we are one of the world’s largest brokers, we place a great deal of focus on supporting local communities where we are based, and this appointment demonstrates our clear understanding of the GMCA’s aims and values.”

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