Broker secures three year deal for Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne's business

Towergate Risk Solutions Teesside has secured a new three year partnership agreement with the Bannatyne Group.

The leisure group, which is owned by Duncan Bannatyne of Dragon’s Den fame, consists of fitness centre’s and hotels across the UK.

Under the deal TRS Teesside, based in Stockton, will advise Bannatyne Group on their insurance and risk management requirements. The account will be headed by David Cook, account director at TRS Teesside.

Nigel Armstrong, managing director of Bannatyne Group said: “Following a change of personnel at Towergate Teesside we have been working closely with the new management team and have been impressed by their professionalism, during this transitional period. We clearly share the same values and vision of the future so we are delighted that we have been able to agree a deal that gives us great value, stability and security for at least the next 3 years, and we believe that this commitment to our Group will continue to be provided accordingly."

Neil Forrest, managing director of Towergate Risk Solutions Teesside added: “Securing a corporate account of this stature and profile is great news for our business, the commitment that has been given to us by Bannatyne Group is testament to the quality of the people we have in Teesside.”