Insurance broker opens new Wakefield office

Insurance broker opens new Wakefield office

Insurance brokerage Gallagher has opened its new regional head office in Wakefield.

The new premises at Phoenix Court have undergone a £1.5m refit and will bring together teams from across the firm's existing Wakefield branches.

More than 200 people will be based at the Phoenix Court office, including a 55-strong UK IT hub. The newly refurbished offices have scope to accommodate up to 270 employees, in line with the broker's regional plans for growth.

In addition to housing teams that support businesses with their risk management and insurance needs, Wakefield is also home to Gallagher's national 'Brand Partners' operation which manages affinity relationships with some of the UK's biggest brands.

Wakefield councillor Darren Byford, responsible for economic growth and regeneration, joined Gallagher employees at the official opening event. He said: "The launch of Gallagher's brand new regional head office signifies an exciting milestone, not only for the insurance broker, but also for the city of Wakefield.

"The impressive facility will bring exciting additional jobs to the region and will be a valuable asset to local businesses, large and small, looking for additional support with their risk management and insurance needs."