James Hallam held a reception in Glasgow for over 100 guest to outline our plans for expansion in Scotland. We originally established our presence in Glasgow in 2009 and now employ over 80 staff in three offices. The Glasgow offices of CCRS and Broker Scotland have rebranded to James Hallam at the end of June and we have a further office in Dumfries on the site of Queen of the South Football Club.
The reception was hosted by Neil Campbell (Regional Director Scotland) and John Dougherty (UK Head of Corporate) and supported by colleagues from the wider James Hallam business including Roy Standish (James Hallam Distribution Director). The team outlined their plans to grow across a range of Corporate and specialist lines of business and to work closely with the Scottish insurer market, many of whom were present at the event. Further acquisition and recruitment opportunities are being considered for the year ahead.
Speaking about the event Group CEO Paul Anscombe commented:
“We are very proud of our growth in Scotland. It is a great country to invest in and offers opportunity for growth. We have been building our team quietly over the years and now feel that we have a strong story to tell as an expanding true independent. In addition to creating local opportunities for staff, a number of colleagues in Glasgow and Dumfries have taken on wider responsibilities within James Hallam and this has strengthened the business overall”