It recently acquired the majority stake of Purple Bridge Group 

Gallagher has opened a new office in Ipswich.

Teams from its Feering and Ipswich offices have joined together in the larger, fully refurbished premises at 12 Museum Street.

The new office will manage clients of all sizes from sole traders to large corporates and it will serve both UK and global clients.

And key areas of industry specialism and professions to be looked after by the expanded team include logistics; construction, retail, warehousing (including self storage), automotive, solicitors and hospitality and leisure.

The news follows the firm shutting its Feering office on 30 November.

Over the last four years Gallagher said its Ipswich teams have grown in revenue organically by nearly 50% with client retention exceeding 98%. But its presence in the area dates back to 1978.

David Anderson, regional managing director at Gallagher explained that the move is part of the firm’s commitment to bring together its team capabilities and benefit customers.

He said: “We already employ nearly 100 insurance professionals in the east with over 70 in Ipswich alone, so this investment will see Ipswich become an even more important commercial hub for the region, while giving us the space to press ahead with our strategic development plans and create opportunities for future business growth, whether organic or via merger and acquisition activities.

“Investing in the creation of a new regional office in Ipswich not only underlines our commitment to the local area but also our commitment to providing on-the-ground expertise and unrivalled specialist insurance and risk management solutions to help firms across the region and beyond protect and grow their businesses.”

Last month, Gallagher acquired the majority stake of specialist property broker, Purple Bridge Group. It is the third acquisation this year. 

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