JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers has launched its newly formed North West business with the appointment of Matthew Stuttard as managing director, based in Blackburn.

Matthew has 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry and joins from Towergate where he was sales director. Prior to that, Matthew led Swinton Commercial’s regional network.

Matthew Stuttard, JM Glendinning North West MD

Matthew Stuttard, JM Glendinning North West MD

On his appointment, Matthew Stuttard says: “I’m very excited to have joined JM Glendinning as managing director of the North West business. I have always admired J M Glendinning’s brokerage. It was a perfect fit for me as I share their values and beliefs. I’m extremely passionate about providing the very best client experience. I’m thrilled to bring JM Glendinning’s offering to the businesses of Lancashire. We deliver the very best insurance solutions combined with first class service.”

JM Glendinning is one of the top 75 insurance brokers in the UK and one of the leading independently owned brokers in the region offering clients independent advice combined with strong insurer relationships and specialist, intuitive support when clients need it most.

Nick Houghton, JM Glendinning group managing director says: “Matthew’s personality and background is a perfect fit for us having led the Swinton Commercial regional business and then more recently sales director at Towergate.

“Matthew’s business is our 9th business and 8th regional office, which puts us firmly on track to hit £50m Gross Written Premium over the next three years, having just gone through £37m last month. There are lots of great businesses in Lancashire and we wanted to have someone local on the ground to give the best service.”

The group employs over 105 people in eight offices across Yorkshire, North East, Midlands and the North West; providing insurance services in Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Scarborough, Sheffield, York and Blackburn. Specialising in business and personal insurance, JM Glendinning prides itself on providing services to high professional standards, securing competitive terms on a wide range of insurance, including cyber liability; commercial risk; professional indemnity; public liability and personal insurance.

Clients also benefit from the commercial risk management services; financial services; health and safety consultancy; employment law advice; and support available to them from other JM Glendinning group companies based at the firm’s Leeds headquarters.