Gallagher, the global re/insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, has appointed Daniel Stewart to lead its Manchester-based specialist UK Trade Credit & Surety Practice.
Stewart has almost 20 years of specialist broking experience and joins Gallagher from Marsh, where he was a national practice leader for trade credit, responsible for the Midlands, North and Scotland.
In his new role, he will report to Tim Fisher, UK Managing Director of Trade Credit & Surety, and will focus on growing and developing Gallagher’s national practice across the North, where the broker sees growing client and business opportunities.
The announcement follows the appointments of Colin Cunningham and Rachel Smailes to the Manchester-based team in July, and Gallagher said that the move demonstrates its ongoing commitment to scaling up the practice and building out its specialist trade credit capabilities.
Fisher commented: “As a key hire in our broader UK strategy of developing market-leading specialist client propositions, I’m delighted to welcome Daniel to the team. We are determined to attract and retain the best talent and I’m excited to see how our Northern footprint will grow under Daniel’s guidance, supported by Rachel, Colin and the rest of the team.
“Daniel’s detailed knowledge of trade credit insurance and business development skills place him well to lead our Manchester hub in catering for the needs of our growing base of clients across the North – from smaller UK businesses to multinationals demanding innovative global solutions.”
Stewart also stated: “Joining Gallagher’s talented trade credit team is a pleasure, particularly in today’s economic and political climate, when clients need specialist support and advice to navigate the shifting challenges they face.
“I look forward to leading the Manchester team, and working closely with all my new colleagues, as we strengthen our position in the North and provide vital trade credit support, not only for clients based there but throughout the wider Gallagher network.”
Gallagher’s Trade Credit & Surety Practice also has teams based in Manchester, Birmingham, Brierley Hill, Swindon and London.