John Galloway and Tony Avard join fellow Maidstone broker

The founding directors of broker Palmar Avard and Galloway (PAG) have joined fellow Maidstone broker MPW.

John Galloway and Tony Avard are now MPW associate directors.

PAG was sold to Argyle Insurance in 2008, which was later acquired by Jelf Group in 2008.

In June MPW bought the commercial business of Whitstable-based broker David Lynes Commercial with Galloway overseeing the project.

MPW chairman Andy Webb said: “The purchase of the David Lynes Commercial business has helped us to strengthen our commercial client base in Kent and the south east and we are absolutely delighted that John and Tony are able to join us too. It is rare that such knowledgeable, respected and experienced colleagues are available and their personal and professional approach exactly mirrors our company ethos. I have no doubt that they will be a great asset to MPW.”

Galloway said: “Our success was based upon the personal and professional relations we had with our clients and business friends and the demands of a public limited company make it difficult to deliver that type of service. MPW is renowned for their service levels and I am delighted to be joining them.”

Avard said: “We have admired MPW for many years and our businesses have shared similar philosophies and values.”