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We've built a national reputation underpinned by excellent, local service provided by insurance experts with decades of experience.

We were established in 1972 by John and Joan Glendinning

Initially established by the Glendinning family in 1972, we are very proud to now be part of a Group that is listed as one of the Top 30 insurance brokers in the UK.

Why deal with JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers?

Long-established Insurance broker

A dedicated and experienced claims team

Wide range of expertise to suit your needs

Strong relationships with all major insurers

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More than just an Insurance Broker

You can rely on us for independent advice, strong relationships with insurers, and specialist help when you really need it – in the event of a claim.

Insurance is just one of many ways that you can manage your risks and obligations. We can also help you with Risk Management and Health & Safety legislation through some of our fellow JMG Group Companies. By taking a holistic view of your business, we can help you to manage risk and to control your insurance premium costs in the long-term.

As part of the JMG Group we're proud to share some facts and figures:

Our success in numbers


Years of looking after our clients insurance needs.


Ranked in the top 30 of UK Insurance Brokers.


Gross written premium placed on behalf of our clients annually.

Our track record and longevity is not only a reflection of our hand-picked teams, it’s fuelled by client recommendations. We don’t spend huge amounts of money on marketing, we simply look after our clients and they recommend us.


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JM Glendinning History

Our Story Over Time

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John and Joan Glendinning established the business in the back bedroom of their house in Otley, West Yorkshire and set their sights on simply winning and retaining their clients.


Fast forward a few years, with a couple of office moves and Paul Glendinning joins his parents in the family business, by now a £600k income business.


Having built a great business, John retires and Paul takes over the reins and writes the next chapter by more than trebling the size of the business to £2m income.


Paul decides to take a big step and bring in someone outside the family to help continue the growth. Nick Houghton joins Paul and the two set off with a plan to keep the growth going without losing sight of what John and Joan focused on all those years ago.


A New North East office is opened in Newcastle and a South Yorkshire business is established in Sheffield, and income grows to £2.9m.


A York office is opened and a Corporate business is established in Leeds with income increasing to £3.4m.


A North Yorkshire business is acquired in Scarborough and a Professional Risks business is established in Leeds taking income over £4.5m.


A Real Estate business is opened in Birmingham with income now topping £5.9m.


A North West business is established in Blackburn and the group income increases beyond £7.2m.


An MBO from the Glendinning family is completed by Nick Houghton and the existing management team. This is backed by Synova, a UK based Private Equity firm who invest in the Group to write the next chapter of our growth story.


An Employee Benefits business is established in Leeds. Income increases to £9m as Jake Fox takes the helm as JM Glendinning’s Group MD with Nick Houghton stepping up to Group CEO.


Our North East offering is bolstered by the acquisition of The Sphere Group with income topping £10m.


JM Glendinning Community Risk Solutions was formed expanding the footprint of our business in the South of England.


Our footprint in the South of England is further expanded with the acquisition of Knightsure Insurance Brokers in Southampton and our North East offering is bolstered by the acquisition of Insure Business.

Our Businesses

Elmwood House, Ghyll Royd, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9LT
Elmwood House, Ghyll Royd, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9LT
Suite 112, Business First, Davyfield Road, Blackburn, BB1 2QY
North East
1 Park Road, Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne, NE12 8DG
North Yorkshire
3D Langley House, Wykeham Business Centre, Wykeham, Scarborough, YO13 9QP
South Yorkshire
Bullhouse Mill, Lee Lane, Millhouse Green, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9NN
The Sphere Group
1 Park Road, Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE12 8DG