Leeds-based insurance brokers, JM Glendinning, has appointed Dan Binks as client director at its Guiseley business.

Approaching 30 years in the insurance industry, Dan joins the family run firm from Arthur J. Gallagher where he worked since 2012, most recently as regional sales director in Yorkshire.  Prior to that he worked for Henderson, where he was founding director of Henderson Corporate.

Dan brings with him significant experience in retail, logistics, food and beverage, automotive and manufacturing insurances, gained mainly in client facing roles. In his new position at JM Glendinning, Dan will be responsible for leading, protecting and developing client relationships and ensuring that client engagement is kept at the forefront of the business.

Says Dan, “I’ve known Paul Glendinning for many years and the role at JM Glendinning really appealed to me. It’s a nimble, dynamic, family business and its structure enables a more client focused approach. By building key relationships with insurance companies, offering a personal service to clients and having a team of highly skilled negotiators, I am already seeing that the business is able to outperform the market on cost whilst delivering exceptional client service.”

Commenting on Dan’s appointment, JM Glendinning group managing director Nick Houghton says, “Our business is about people dealing with people so handpicking the right recruits is critical.  We look for classically trained people that are disenfranchised where they are. Dan is well known to the business and his expertise and connectivity, backed by our proposition, will bring success and a great career with us.”

Born and bred in Leeds, Dan is a keen triathlete, most recently having taken part in the Buttermere Triathlon in Cumbria. Dan is currently training to take part in his first Half Ironman event in 2018.