The move is a ‘key milestone’ for the business following its acquisition

Bollington Insurance will be rebranded as Gallagher from Monday 4 October 2021, marking the final step of its integration journey following its acquisition.

Gallagher bought the Bollington Wilson Group in January 2021.

ChoiceQuote and Quoteline Direct, the trading names of Bollington Insurance Brokers Limited, will remain as independent entities.

The firm’s clients will continue to have the same day-to-day contacts at Bollington, but will benefit from the global scale of Gallagher – this includes expertise from 32,000 global employees, 5,000 of which are based in the UK, as well as increased product choice and buying power.

Michael Rea, chief executive of Gallagher’s UK retail division, said: “We are very pleased to reach this key milestone.

“We knew from our very first interactions that Bollington would be a great fit with Gallagher and by bringing our brands, teams and expertise together, clients will benefit from broader knowledge, products and access to markets.”

North west growth

Acquiring Bollington saw Gallagher take on 420 new employees and 230,000 customers across mid-market niche commercial lines, personal lines and SME businesses – including micro-SMEs. The deal also added a significant north west presence to Gallagher’s existing UK nationwide office network.

Rea continued: “We are committed to investing in our team in the north west as part of our UK wide network and we look forward to adding further capability to Bollington’s existing specialisms.”

Bollington Insurance offers products across a range of sectors including business, motor trade, care, charity, and private client insurance. It is part of the Bollington Wilson Group, which was established in 1973 and employs over 400 people across offices in Macclesfield, Manchester and Harrogate.